Folks from Select Real Estate (clockwise from front left) Amanda Lescisin, Christine Kasa, Scott Davidson, Rabia Shafi and Lisa Klee with a table full of toys and clothing for Chilliwack Community Services gift hampers. (Submitted)

Folks from Select Real Estate (clockwise from front left) Amanda Lescisin, Christine Kasa, Scott Davidson, Rabia Shafi and Lisa Klee with a table full of toys and clothing for Chilliwack Community Services gift hampers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack real estate agency brings Christmas to families in need during COVID

Select Real Estate gave $4,000 worth of gifts, cash to Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services

A Chilliwack real estate agency has helped bring Christmas to several families and individuals in need during the pandemic.

On Thursday (Dec. 10) Select Real Estate donated a total of $4,000 in cash and gifts to Salvation Army Chilliwack’s Christmas hamper program and to Chilliwack Community Services gift hampers.

For the last five years, the agency has forgone its office Christmas party and instead spent that money adopting five families through the Salvation Army’s Adopt A Family program (this year, Adopt A Hamper has replaced Adopt A Family).

“We as an office decided to forgo having a Christmas party each year because we feel the need is greater in our community every year, and putting money towards that goes a long way,” Rabia Shafi said.

For the past five years they’ve spend about $4,000 to $5,000 each year on families in need at Christmas, and this year was no different even with COVID-19.

A cheque for $600 was handed over to the Sally Ann’s Adopt A Hamper program which will provide hampers to 10 families in need. The other $3,400 worth of toys, gift cards and clothing was given to Chilliwack Community Services.

“Our realtors and staff look forward to shopping for families every year collectively as a group,” Shafi said.

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Rabia Shafi with Select Real Estate hands a cheque for $600 to Warren Schatz with Salvation Army Chilliwack on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Submitted)

Rabia Shafi with Select Real Estate hands a cheque for $600 to Warren Schatz with Salvation Army Chilliwack on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Submitted)

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