As the Earth nears the end of its annual trip around the sun and the calendars flip to their final page, a group of professionals is doing what they can to bring tidings of joy to every Chilliwack home during the holidays.
Starting on the first of December, members of several real estate agencies across the city will be opening their doors in the spirit of giving back to raise food, money, and toys for those in need this year. And Santa will be there to kick it all off.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Century 21 Creekside Realty (190-45428 Luckakuck Way) will be welcoming St. Nick to its Client Appreciation Day, which will include pictures with the guy in red, making slime, face painting, S’mores, ornament decorating, door prizes, and more all for the low-low cost of the donation of a pair of mittens/gloves, warm socks, or toque.
Also beginning on Dec. 1 is the 12 Days of Giving food drive hosted by HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd. With the goal of filling empty bellies, HomeLife will be accepting donations of non-perishable food or monetary donations at their office (8387 Young Rd.).
And with nearly four decades of Christmas charity efforts between the two agencies, Wheeler Cheam Realty/Royal LePage and RE/MAX will be hosting their annual respective drives for toys and stockings.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., RE/MAX Nyda Realty will be hosting its 25th toy drive that will assist the Chilliwack Community Services’ Christmas Sharing Program for less fortunate children and teens in our community. Deliver your new, unwrapped toy to IHOP Restaurant (45466 Yale Rd.) and stay for the refreshments and fun.
Or if you want to make sure all of the stockings hung by the chimney with care are full, participate in Wheeler Cheam Realty’s 9th Annual Christmas Stocking Drive, which fills as many stockings as possible for local youth and senior citizens. Those interested are asked to stop by their office (8-8337 Young Rd.), pick up a stocking for $2, and fill it with unwrapped items by Dec. 13. Or, you can also provide a cash donation that will be used to fill stockings. These will also be distributed by Chilliwack Community Services.