The Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty realtors are reaching out for community support for their Christmas Helper campaign for local people in need.
Royal LePage spokesperson Ron Kelly says they have now begun accepting donations of non-perishable food, toys and cash, which will then be spent on these items.
Each year, 100 Mile House residents and businesses are always generous in adding to the realtors’ cash donations that kick off the campaign, he explains.
Christmas Helper donations are being collected at the local Royal LePage office (beside the Red Coach Inn), and The Bargain Shop in Cariboo Mall, where shoppers can purchase a little something extra and drop it into a big campaign box, he notes.
Kelly says all donated money is spent locally on food, toys and gifts at Safeway, Save-On-Foods and The Bargain Shop, as they all “very generously” give Royal LePage a significant discount.
Local legal firms Centennial Law Corp., Messner Kenney LLP and Larry McCrea Law Corp. donate significant cash each year for the realtors to buy more toys and food for Santa’s Corner.
Collections will continue until New Years Eve, but distributions will begin in mid-December, with everything handed out to the community’s families and individuals with the greatest need.
Local organizations that distribute the donations are Loaves and Fishes Outreach, Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre Society and the Youth Zone.