Christmas bureau needs a home

Toy depot space needed in Surrey to provide holiday help.

Just like decorating the tree, the Surrey Christmas Bureau’s hunt for a toy depot has become an annual tradition.

And this year isn’t any different.

The charitable organization needs about 8,000 sq.ft. of space, preferably with a loading  bay and indoor plumbing, so that it can assist those in need prior to the holidays.

The large space will be used as a place families can register for help, and where donated toys and gifts can be sorted and distributed prior to Christmas. An early start is necessary to meet the need in the community.

The Surrey Christmas Bureau has been collecting and distributing toys and hampers to those in need for more than 40 years. Upwards of 1,600 families including 5,000 children were helped by the organization last year. About 2,000 families are expected

Registration for those requiring assistance usually begins in early November.

Anyone who knows of an appropriate toy depot space that is available as soon as possible until January, is asked to call 604-581-9623.

For more information on the Surrey Christmas Bureau, check www.christmasbureau.com

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