An annual fundraiser for kids in Sparwood needs more volunteers.
The District’s Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Light Up a Child’s Life campaign leading up to Christmas at the Greenwood Mall.
Executive Director Bev MacNaughton is asking residents to volunteer two hours collecting donations for the local food bank and Toys for Tots.
“The first couple of days, the Chamber actually sits there and then once people walk by, they’ll sign up,” MacNaughton says. “If nobody is sitting there, we don’t collect on their behalf, but we try and give as much support as we can.”
The Chamber typically raises around $3,000 – $4,000 a year through the fundraiser.
“It gives back to the community and there’s quite a few businesses that will sit and participate,” MacNaughton says. “All of the money goes to the local Food Bank and Toys for Tots. They can always use it, especially at this time of year.”
The multi-day event runs 10:30 AM to 6 PM Monday to Friday until December 21st.
Residents can call (250) 425-2423 if they want to take part.
– Sparwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Bev MacNaughton