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Deltassist News

Deltassist is relying on the public’s generosity at Christmas

(Delta Optimist November 4, 2019)

Deltassist’s Christmas programs are gearing up and the local social services agency needs the public’s help once again.

Staff and volunteers are gratefully accepting donations of toys and food for the annual Toy Depot and Christmas food hampers….

Donations Needed for Deltassist Christmas Programs 2019

(North Delta Reporter October 28, 2019)

Registration opens Nov. 4 for Deltassist’s annual Christmas food hamper and toy depot.

Deltassist is gearing up for its Christmas programs, and they need your help to make sure every family in Delta gets to enjoy the holiday with food on the table and gifts under the tree.

Deltassist continues to rely on the overwhelming support of the community to meet the increasing needs of low-income families, seniors and individuals in Delta, and staff and volunteers are gratefully accepting donations of toys and food for their annual toy depot and Christmas food hampers…

Deltassist offering Christmas assistance to low-income residents

(Delta Optimist November 3, 2019)

Registration for Deltassist’s Christmas programs begins Nov. 4. Applicants can register for a Christmas food hamper and attendance at the annual Toy Depot to select gifts for their children up to the age of 16.

To complete registration, Deltassist requires proof of residence in Delta, proof of income and care cards for children registered for the Toy Depot.

Paridon recognized for its role in annual Christmas hamper program

(Delta Optimist November 4, 2019)

Paridon Horticultural Ltd. has been presented with plaques for its ongoing support of the annual Christmas food hamper program run by Delta service clubs and Deltassist.

Paridon has been providing free cold storage for all the food donated for the Christmas hampers since 2001….

Delta charity needs baby supplies

(Delta Optimist October 30, 2019)

Deltassist’s Young Moms Group is in need of baby supplies immediately. Any donations for this program can be dropped off in either North Delta (9097 120 Street) or Ladner (#202 5000 Bridge Street)….

Delta residents asked to fill Stockings for Kids again

(Delta Optimist October 26, 2019)

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….

Delview Thanks for Giving event 2019

(North Delta Reporter October 21, 2019)

Students, staff and volunteers at Delview Secondary collected over 16,000 non-perishable food items to help feed hungry families in North Delta and Surrey during the school’s 27th annual Thanks 4 Giving food drive last week.

The one-night drive, started by teachers Ron McNeill, Barb Woodford and Sandy Ferguson in 1992 under the name “Ten-in-One” (10,000 items collected in one night)…

Four Winds Brewery’s Winded run raises windfall

(Delta Optimist October 7, 2019)

Despite some dreary weather, last month’s Winded fun run raised a record amount for charity. Hosted by Four Winds Brewery for the third straight year, the Boundary Bay run raised $11,809.53 for …

Deltassist honors two with volunteer of the year awards

(North Delta Reporter Oct. 3, 2019)

Delta residents Shirley Flett and Robert Hebden received their awards at Deltassist’s AGM on Sept. 25…

Deltassist has too many great volunteers to honor just one

(Delta Optimist October 6, 2019)

Deltassist Family and Community Services honored a pair of volunteers at its annual general meeting last month. The social services agency typically names its Volunteer of the Year at the AGM, . . .

Len Stroh, Deltassist Board Member, Inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

(Delta Optimist October 2, 2019)

Len Stroh (baseball)

Stroh joins the 2019 Hall of Fame as a coach. However, Len could have easily been inducted as a volunteer, builder, pioneer or even a unique category reflective of his impressive resume of leadership in sport in our community.

Stroh has lived in Delta for over 40 years and most of this time has been an outstanding contributor to the sport community….

Volunteers needed for Deltassist seniors’ programs – North Delta Reporter

(North Delta Reporter Sept. 24, 2019)

Deltassist is looking for volunteers to help deliver services to local seniors.

The organization needs help with its seniors phone shopping program, which runs Tuesday mornings in North Delta. Volunteers fill shopping orders at the Sunshine Hills Safeway for seniors that cannot get out to shop for themselves.

Deltassist is also looking for volunteers to take seniors to health-related appointments. This is an on-call type volunteer position and times vary based on client need. All volunteer drivers are reimbursed for mileage.

Jog for a Jug raises over $3,000 for Deltassist

(Delta Optimist July 19, 2019)

This past June marked the 38th annual Jog for a Jug in Point Roberts. This fun run and walk takes place every year at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern and is organized by the RunInn in Tsawwassen. The race this year saw more than 230 runners and walkers take place in the challenging 11.2km route…

Put your horns up at this metal yoga fundraiser in Delta

(Delta Optimist July 13, 2019)

You arrive at the studio, yoga mat under your arm and full of angst and stress so physically crippling that you think you’re cursed by some sort of spiky inner demons. You haven’t been able to . . .

Can you help Deltassist out?

(Delta Optimist May 27, 2019)

Deltassist is looking for items needed to help people in the community. The organization has several programs that respond to crisis and gaps in services that have no formal funding other than . . .

Second transition home opens in Delta for women fleeing domestic abuse

(Delta Optimist May 14, 2019)

A second transition house for women fleeing domestic violence has quietly opened in Delta. Its exact location not disclosed, W.I.N.G.S. (Women in Need Gaining Strength) in collaboration with a…

Deltassist has bread for those in need

(Delta Optimist April 2, 2019)

Deltassist wants to get the word out it has bread to give away. The family and community services society distributes bread and buns, for free, donated by Monte Cristo Bakery, every week. If …

Anti-racism community forums being held in Delta

(Delta Optimist March 2, 2019)

A committee opposed to racism and hate is putting on a pair of community forums this month in Delta. The Stronger Together forums will be hosted by the Delta Organizing Against Racism and Hate…

Deltassist volunteers offer tax return help

(Delta Optimist February 15, 2019)

With tax season just around the corner, volunteers at Deltassist Family & Community Services are available to prepare returns for low-income Delta residents. Many people do not know they need…

Coldest Night of the Year returns to North Delta

(North Delta Reporter February 23, 2019)

North Delta’s Coldest Night of the Year walk is back for its second year.

On Feb. 23, participants will be able to experience for a brief instant what winter nights are like for many living on the streets as they walk to raise awareness about homelessness and hunger in the community.

The donations collected go to charities that serve the hungry, homeless and seniors, according to Lorraine Yates, manager of operations at Deltassist. The organization is once again hosting the walk…

Brave the Coldest Night of the Year for charity

(Delta Optimist January 8, 2019)

Deltassist will be hosting a Coldest Night of the Year walk next month. The walk, to be held Feb. 23 in North Delta, is a “super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for local…

Delta to give Deltassist $75,000 for seniors programs – North Delta …

(North Delta Reporter Dec 12, 2018)

Deltassist is getting a $75,000 boost in funding for its seniors’ programs courtesy of the City of Delta. (Grace Kennedy photo) …

Deltassist’s North Delta therapy gardens now a reality – North Delta …

(North Delta Reporter Oct 2, 2018)

The community gardens will enhance Deltassist’s food security and therapeutic horticulture programs…

Deltassist launching Christmas programs – North Delta Reporter

(North Delta Reporter Oct 29, 2018)

Registration begins on Nov. 5 for Deltassist’s annual Christmas Food Hamper and Toy Depot programs…

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