Coordinated Christmas efforts

A number of organizations do different activities and programs over Christmas, to help the community.

A number of organizations do different activities and programs over Christmas, to help the community.

Some members of the community are working to coordinate the various activities to be more effective and prevent volunteer and community burnout as well.

The Christmas Food and Toy Drive has once again started up, and will provide hampers to families in need over the holiday season.

Donors can contact Jasmine Kendall at 996-4446 and cash donations over $50 this year are eligible for charitable donation tax receipts. These cash donations can be dropped at the District of Fort St. James office or Fireweed Collective Society offices.

The Integris Credit Union will be supporting the food drive by providing a space for drop offs of food, toys and winter clothing.

Donations will earn an entry into a draw for an iPad. The draw will take place during Moonlight Madness on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m..

Also at Moonlight Madness, Integris will open up the storefront next to their offices and again offer up Chilli Blankets Bistro, giving out free bowls of chilli and hot chocolate and accepting donation drop offs of warm clothing, blankets and food. The chilli will be on offer before the parade and until it runs out.

After the parade, the Fort St. James fire department will be cooking up free hot dogs for parade patrons.

The Tree of Warmth will also begin taking donations of warm clothing for those in need beginning on Nov. 30. These can be brought to Barton Insurance.

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