Halloween hasn’t happened yet but it’s not too soon to start planning to help fill a Christmas stocking for children whose parents or guardians are experiencing financial difficulty.
The launch of the 23rd annual Stockings for Kids program is just around the corner.
Sponsored by the merchants of the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Century Group and the Tsawwassen community, the Stocking for Kids holiday program – now in its 23rd season -- makes an appeal to individuals and groups to sponsor a Christmas stocking, fill it with appropriate new gifts and return it to the mall for distribution by Deltassist Family and Community Services.
There are over 200 stockings available for “adoption” this year.
Stockings can be picked up during Adopt a Stocking Day on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the mall near Centre Stage Accessories. Participants will be asked to choose an age and gender they would like to fill a stocking for and then return the filled stocking to The Smoke & Pop Shop by Monday, Dec. 2.
This year the greatest need is for infants and children 12 to 16.
Those wishing to participate, but unable to attend Adopt a Stocking Day, are invited to call the mall promotions office (after Nov. 9) at 604-943-1735 to make alternate pick up arrangements.
Families wishing to register for Toy Depot assistance are asked to call Deltassist at 604-594-3455 or 604-946-9526.