3 Easy Ways to Give


Organization: Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau
What they do: Provide Christmas gifts to children living at or below the poverty line
How to help: Drop off an unwrapped toy (presents for kids aged 11-16 are always in short supply) at Oakridge Shopping Centre or at your local firehall.
For more information, visit Lmcb.ca


Organization: Greater Vancouver Food Bank
What they do: Feed up to 9,000 people each week in 15 depots located in Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver and the North Shore
How to help: Whole wheat rice and pasta, as well as canned meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables are the most needed donations and can be dropped off at the main warehouse during their extended holiday hours.
For more information, visit Foodbank.bc.ca


Organization: The Salvation Army
What they do: Provide beds, meals, clothing, and other assistance to homeless, addicted, and mentally ill Canadians.
How to help: Text HOPE to 45678 and $5 will be taken off your phone bill and donated to the charity.
For more information, visit Salvationarmy.ca