Letter: A time to give

Our contributions can truly make a difference in the lives of Surrey families in need.

To the editor;

As we’re all getting ready to put up our Christmas trees and light up the house with fancy lights and decorations, let’s just take some time to give some thought to the families who are lacking food, shelter and support.

Christmas is a time to love and a time to give, so let’s put in some effort and donate to local food drives in the community as well as school food drives.

As a Grade 10 student of Fleetwood Park Secondary, I’ve seen my school do exceptionally well in terms of gathering non-

perishable food items to donate for those who don’t have as much as we do.

This year my school is aiming to gather 2,012 canned goods since 2012 is around the corner. I am positive we will reach our goal with everyone’s input.

Another way to help is by taking part in the “Sponsor A Family” program by sponsoring a family that has a low income. This will help make a difference in the lives of many people. You will be paired up with a family and given their “wish list” and shop for the items they wish for to deliver the hamper to the family awaiting. I personally love this program because I have participated in it with my school before.

So in our Christmas spirits, let’s get out there and make sure everyone celebrates this wonderful holiday having just as much fun as we do. Let’s help fill the stockings of the little ones whose parents cannot afford to give their children expensive Christmas gifts and cherish the holidays. Those in need will feel loved and comforted.

When we all donate just one canned or nonperishable food item, we will have helped a numerous amount of needy people.

Donate to the Surrey Food Bank or if your child is having a food drive at school, please try to donate at least one item.

Believe it or not, our contributions will really help those who want to celebrate this joyful holiday. Keep the saying in mind “Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected”.

Make a difference this holiday season and with everyone’s assistance, let’s hope everyone including the ones in need have a very Merry Christmas this year!

 

Navi Dosanjh, 15

Surrey

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