Lower Mainland Wine Ninja group creator Christina Kellie (right) and (sisters and close friends) Sara McArdle, Kelsey Waite, and Jennifer Noble, held a drive-through fundraising event June 20 at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

Lower Mainland Wine Ninja group creator Christina Kellie (right) and (sisters and close friends) Sara McArdle, Kelsey Waite, and Jennifer Noble, held a drive-through fundraising event June 20 at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

UPDATE: Wine Ninjas host drive-by donation day at Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Lower Mainland group creates “Kindness Ninjas” in an effort to do more good in the community

The Lower Mainland Wine Ninjas have branched out.

Not content with just leaving free bottles of wine on random people’s doorsteps, the group has created the “Kindness Ninjas” in an effort to do more good in the community.

The Kindness Ninjas hosted a drive-through donation event at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen June 20.

Group creator Christina Kellie said she wanted to spread kindness as far as possible.

“I wanted to use my platform to do more,” Kellie explained. “Lower Mainland Wine Ninjas has 17,000 members and I wanted to engage them.”

Kellie said people gave more than $500 and donated four pallets of goods, which included non-perishable food items, diapers, formula, and other household items June 20.

“It was good,” Kellie said of the turnout. “It wasn’t as big as we hoped, but we’re happy with the donations. Every little bit helps.”

Kellie said all donations went directly to the Community Kitchen and to the Surrey and Langley food banks.

The Kindness Ninjas asked all those that brought donations to the drive-through event to leave the items in their trunks or back seats and to remain in their vehicles as they wanted to “keep it as COVID-friendly as possible,” Kellie said.

Kellie added the Kindness Ninjas are continuing on with charitable work as they are already organizing a toy drive for the fall.



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