Christmas is approaching! For many, Christmas is a time of relaxation, family, and connectedness. However, this is also a very challenging time for those with financial struggles, without family or community around them, and especially those without homes and shelter. This is all the more exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic we find ourselves in and the shrinking of our social circles and social services.
Let’s treat each other with warmth during this cold season. Here2Help App is doing a Stocking Drive for the Homeless who have been negatively impacted by these changes. Help us spread the holiday warmth in these hard times. (We have a separate Gift Drive for Youth/Families here)
Are you able to donate? We are looking for the following items to pick up before December 21st:
Tuna and Crackers
Granola Bar or cereal Bars
Fruit snack or applesauce cup
Crackers with Peanut Butter/Cheese
Gift card to fast food (Tim Hortons, McDonalds, etc)
Mints, cough drops, gum, etc
Packs of Kleenex/Tissues
Combs or small brushes
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a time to pick up or drop off the donations with us. There will be places you can drop off in Vancouver or Surrey
Are you beyond the Lower Mainland of BC? That’s okay! This is another collaborative community project. You can be engaged from where you are!
Get your family, friends, and social network together, and run a stocking or a toy drive for those in need in your own communities. Every community has it’s own needs, so this can be really catered to your specific area.
This can be as small or as large as you choose to make it. A little goes a long way, and all donations are appreciated at this time of year by those who need it. You can get your friends to join you and donate yourselves, donate to a school, shelter, or other non profits group working on distributing items for the homeless and others in need. Let’s all help each other give back what’s important this season.
Send us some pictures/videos of what is going to be donated or who they go to so we can show it on our social media and make more impact around the globe.