Love is helping out a neighbour in need at Christmas time. At this time of year, helping can be the difference between the coldest, darkest, and loneliest day of the year, and the warmest, brightest, and happiest day of the year. The Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program at Christmas can make a big difference for many financially challenged families at this extra special time of the year.
In keeping with this seasonal tradition of helping our neighbour, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel in downtown Vancouver will be sponsoring 2 families again this Christmas season. Staff and management at this hotel will work together to deliver to the doorstep of these 2 less fortunate families in our community, a Christmas hamper complete with a full turkey dinner, as well as gifts for both the parents and their children. The kids will wake up to presents under the tree, families will be able to sit down to a traditional Christmas dinner, and parents will be able to feel proud and thankful of themselves, and their families.
Hardship can be brought on by any number of ways. Industrial accidents, newly landed immigrants, psychological challenges, cancer survivors, and car accident recoveries are just a few examples of people in our community who may, at one time in their lives, need assistance. Sponsored families in need across British Columbia will enjoy a warmer, brighter, and hopefully happier Christmas season this year, thanks to community sponsorships through this Salvation Army special Christmas program.
Christmas is a time of sharing, and a time of caring. Christmas is a time of hope, and a time of thinking about the future. For at least one day in the year, the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program answers “yes” to the child’s age old question of “Is there a Santa Claus?”