A mountain of donated plush toys await families at Deltassist’s annual Christmas Toy Depot. (James Smith photo)

A mountain of donated plush toys await families at Deltassist’s annual Christmas Toy Depot. (James Smith photo)

Donations needed for Deltassist Christmas programs

Deltassist is helping local Delta families with its Christmas food hamper and toy depot programs

Deltassist’s Christmas programs are in full swing.

Staff and volunteers are gratefully accepting donations of toys and food for their annual toy depot and Christmas food hamper program. Deltassist continues to rely on the overwhelming support of the community to meet the increasing need of low-income families, seniors, and individuals in Delta.

Registration for Deltassist’s Christmas programs is now under way. Eligible families and individuals must apply in person at Deltassist’s North Delta office (9097 120th St., Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or Ladner office (#200 5000 Bridge St., Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). To complete registration, Deltassist requires proof of residence in Delta, proof of income and care cards for children registered for the toy depot.

The deadline for registration for the toy depot is Dec. 8. Christmas food hamper applications will be accepted until Dec. 15.

This year’s toy depot will be held Dec. 12, 13 and 14. Toys are needed for children from birth to 16 years of age. As always, the need is greatest for infants and teens.

Christmas food hampers are being delivered by local service clubs on Saturday, Dec. 23. Items most needed include canned ham and chicken, canned hearty meals (e.g. stew), rice, pasta and sauce, hot chocolate and cookies.

Help Delta families and their children enjoy Christmas with food on the table and gifts under the tree. New, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the following locations around Delta:

In North Delta: Deltassist (9097 120th St.), Vancity (7211 120th St.) and Sungod Recreation Centre.

In Ladner: Deltassist (#200 5000 Bridge St.), Buttercups Children’s Boutique (4877 Delta St.), Sara’s Ice Cream (#106 4857 Elliott St.), Royal Bank (5205 Ladner Trunk Rd.), Stir Coffee House (#101 5085 48th Ave.) and Ladner Leisure Centre.

In Tsawwassen: Coast Tsawwassen Inn (1665 56th St.), Tsawwassen Chiropractic Clinic (1077 56th St.), Winskill Aquatic Centre and the BC Ferries Terminal.

In Tilbury: SEW-Eurodrive Canada (7188 Honeyman St.), TC Transcontinental Printing (725 Hampstead Close) and Four Winds Brewing Co (#4 7355 72nd St.).

For more information or for other ways that you can help, please contact Colleen Danes, Deltassist community services coordinator, at 604-594-3455 or e-mail colleend@deltaassist.com.



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building at 1485 Fir St. was turned down by council on Monday night. (Contributed rendering)
White Birch developer feels ‘betrayed’ by City of White Rock council

Application for new rental building at 1485 Fir St. turned down by council

Record-setting high jumper Emma de Boer, who lives in Cloverdale and attends Holy Cross Regional High School in Fleetwood, will train and study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) next fall. (submitted photo)
Surrey jumper on a high after recruitment by UPenn track team

High jumper Emma de Boer aims to leave Cloverdale for Philadelphia next fall

Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team street check. (File photo)
Surrey RCMP gang enforcement team seizes five vehicles

This was over 13 days, as SGET continues to target gang activity in this city

File photo
Surrey to borrow $150 million for three major recreation projects

That’s for a sports complex in the city centre, a sports and ice complex in Cloverdale and a community centre in Newton

Dr. Penny Ballem, a former deputy health minister, discusses her role in leading B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program, at the B.C. legislature, Jan. 22, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C. holds steady with 407 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

14 deaths, no new outbreaks in the health care system

A Cessna 170 airplane similar to the one pictured above is reported to be missing off the waters between Victoria and Washington State. Twitter photo/USCG
Canadian, American rescue crews searching for missing aircraft in waters near Victoria

The search is centered around the waters northeast of Port Angeles

Jonathon Muzychka and Dean Reber are wanted on Canada-wide warrants. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Convicted killer, robber at large after failing to return to facility: Victoria police

Dean Reber, 60, and Jonathon Muzychka, 43, may be together

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. Premier John Horgan listens during a postelection news conference in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
30% of B.C. recovery benefit applications held up in manual review

The province says 150 staff have been reassigned to help with manually reviewing applications

Adam Dergazarian, bottom center, pays his respect for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in front of a mural painted by artist Louie Sloe Palsino, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Kobe Bryant’s presence remains strong a year after his death

Tuesday marks the grim anniversary of the crash that took their lives

Modelling of predicted transmission growth from the B117 COVID-19 variant in British Columbia. (Simon Fraser University)
COVID-19 variant predicted to cause ‘unmanageable’ case spike in B.C: report

SFU researchers predict a doubling of COVID-19 cases every two weeks if the variant spreads

RCMP officers wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 stand by. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
RCMP appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run leaves girl, 17, in critical condition

The Metro Vancouver teenager was found unconscious and critically injured after being hit: police

The Brucejack mine is 65 km north of Stewart in northwestern B.C. (Pretivm Photo)
B.C. mine executives see bright gleam in post-COVID future

Low carbon drives demand for copper, steelmaking coal

Most Read