VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A charity dedicated to keeping mothers and children together is in need of volunteers this season for one of its biggest fundraisers.
“Some folks might be a bit disheartened by the hockey season coming to an end if you’re in adult sports, so maybe if you’re interested in getting some physical exercise, coming and volunteering at one of our tree lots might be the cure to that.”
Our Tree Lots are in desperate need of volunteers. Safety measures including provided PPE for volunteers, and limited customers in the lot, are all in effect. Sign up at the link below, or call our volunteer coordinator at 778-551-5535. #AuntLeahsTreeshttps://t.co/lERDWKGSMh
— Aunt Leah's Place (@AuntLeahs) December 3, 2020
She says anyone who wants to help out at the Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Vancouver locations can do so safely.
“Tree lot sizes are a lot bigger this year, the churches that let us use their lots, they let us spread out much more, so we’ve limited the number of people who can come into the lot. Masks are mandatory,” she says, adding volunteers are expected to maintain proper physical distancing.
A local charity is in need of volunteers as the pandemic takes a toll. @AuntLeahs‘s is hoping to find 1-2 volunteers (give or take) per shift at its tree lots in #BurnabyBC, #CoquitlamBC & #VancouverBC. Potential volunteers can call 778-551-5535. More details on @NEWS1130!
— Ria ‘Hall-y Jolly’ Renouf (@riarenouf) December 4, 2020
During an average year, the charity typically has 400 volunteers with proceeds going to children in foster care. Last year Aunt Leah’s raised more than $640,000 from its tree lots.
“It goes to support housing our families that we work with, providing supportive housing, as well as finding homes for young people we work with,” Stewart says.
“Our mission is to prevent youth who are from government care from becoming homeless, and work with moms at risk of losing custody of their children, and keep families together.”
For more information on getting involved, visit Aunt Leah’s site.