Our 2019 Giving Trees. Pay it Forward
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The beautifully decorated Giving Trees are a significant and very special part of the event, and a wonderful way to pay it forward at a time of Giving. Our Guests will have an opportunity to bid on four Giving Trees this year in our live auction: BC Children's Hospital, The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, Victim Services Coquitlam, and Tri-City Transitions Society. The gifts under the tree and the décor will be donated to the specific charity and the proceeds from the auction will benefit Crossroads Hospice Society, while the lucky bidder will receive a tax receipt in the amount of the winning bid for their generosity.
Kids Giving Tree - BC Children's Hospital
BC Children's Hospital offers clinics, support services and hospital care to BC children and their families at the BC Children's Hospital site and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. Caring for more than 85,000 infants, children and youth each year, BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching facility for child health.
The program ‘Child Life’ promotes coping through various interventions to help children, youth and families cope with stressful events. Providing play and other normalizing activities can help with this coping process. Child Life programs endeavor to meet each family’s unique emotional and social needs.
This year’s Giving Tree for BC Children’s hospital will provide many toys, books, musical instruments, art supplies, and much more for the Child Life program.
Tree Designer: Kathy Bolton & Team
Sponsored by Beedie
Teen Giving Tree - The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau
Christmas is about family and friends. It is about sharing and giving. Christmas should be a happy time for everyone, especially for children. For over eighty years our number one goal has been to ensure that every child in our community has a smile on their face on Christmas Day. As a registered non-profit organization, the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau (LMCB) was originally established in 1930 as the Christmas Exchange. We serve as the local Christmas Bureau for Vancouver. The LMCB distributes toys, clothes and food vouchers to over 1000 low income families in the Metro Vancouver area during the holiday season.
This year’s Giving Tree will provide items for the Tweens and Teens program.
Sponsored by First Memorial Funeral Services
Comfort Giving Tree - Victim Services Coquitlam
Victim Services are accessible to anyone who has been a victim of crime/trauma in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. It is a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 police-initiated crisis intervention support, information and referrals to victims.
Specially trained staff assist clients who have been impacted by a wide range of criminal and traumatic incidents including; sudden death, suicide, domestic violence, fraud, elder abuse, property and violent crime, suicide, sexual assault and acute family problems. Victim Services assists victims by helping them navigate through the criminal justice system and offering emotional support in their special comfort room.
This year’s Giving Tree will help outfit the ‘Soft Room’ to create a calming environment for victims of trauma and crime.
Tree Designers: WSCU
Sponsored by Drysdale Bacon McStravick
Family Giving Tree - Tri-City Transitions Society
Again for the 8th year in a row, we’re honoured to keep the spirit of Christmas alive for a deserving family living in our community. Through Tri-City Transitions, we will fulfill a wish list for a local family. Tri-Cities Transitions is a respected and established charitable nonprofit organization supporting our community by providing help and hope to family’s affected by violence and abuse. They serve the Tri Cities, Anmore and Belcarra. All programs and services are free to the 1,500 women, men and children they serve yearly.
Tree Designer: Eva LaMirande
Sponsored by The Roberts Family