Christmas Helper event marks another successful year

Thousands of dollars-worth of donations received for area families

Representatives from the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre

Representatives from the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre

Barbara Roden

Free Press

The staff at Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty were “shocked and delighted” by the response to their 10th Annual Christmas Helper event, says office administration manager Sandy Davidson.

We had thousands of dollars-worth of items donated, as well as cash.”

The items were split evenly between the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (which supports the Youth Zone), Loaves & Fishes Outreach, and the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre.

The groups were very pleased with the response. They brought five vehicles to pick everything up, and they couldn’t have fit anything else in.”

Royal LePage acknowledges the generous donations from Centennial Law, Heartland Law, Larry McCrea, and Steve Pellizzari, and the discount on items purchased given by Safeway, Fields, and the Bargain Shop, Davidson noted.

All the goods purchased are done locally, Davidson says, adding the Bargain Shop had a donation box where people could purchase items and drop them in the Royal LePage box.

It was another successful year.”