Burnaby residents are invited to build a tree of hope

Business owners at Crest Plaza are doing their part to help feed local families this holiday season.

Right now, businesses at the plaza, are accepting donations of non-perishable food items and cash on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. On Dec. 22, the canned donations will be collected and used to build a three dimensional tree of hope, according to a press release.

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Folks are invited to drop by on the 22nd to watch local youth volunteers build the tree and to hang a paper ornament on the tree. There will also be hot chocolate and apple cider to sip on, and, of course, you can make a donation that day, too.

The event is being organized by Aruna NB Khan, Gloria Cooper and Geoff Jarman. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crest Plaza, 8699 10th Ave. (corner of Langley Street and 10th Avenue).

The goal is to collect 1,000 items, and every dollar donated will count as one item, according to the release.

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