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Surrey generosity helped thousands

Surrey Christmas Bureau coordinator K.C. Gilroy offers her thanks to the many Surrey individuals, businesses, and organizations that supported the charity in 2012.  - Leader file photo
Surrey Christmas Bureau coordinator K.C. Gilroy offers her thanks to the many Surrey individuals, businesses, and organizations that supported the charity in 2012.
— image credit: Leader file photo

Newspapers, television and radio stations are all picking the top stories for 2012, usually involving violent crime or natural disasters.

But the real top story in our city should be the generosity and kindness of Surrey’s donors and volunteers.

Putting aside busy lives and economic concerns, hundreds of people unselfishly came forward to donate to others.

Large teams of volunteers picked up items, registered families, and sorted toys to keep things running smoothly at the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Thanks to this support and hard work, 4,800 local children received gifts, food vouchers, clothing and household items, making spirits bright for their low-income families.

On behalf of the board and staff of the Surrey Christmas Bureau, we express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who so freely gave donations and volunteered precious time to provide services.

 

K.C. Gilroy, Coordinator

Surrey Christmas Bureau

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