Bedazzled snowmen, neon reindeer, puffy Santas and all other manner of Christmas kitsch will be adorning the sweaters of Community Savings Credit Union employees this month.
And it is all in the name of charity, as well as good fun.
Staff at each of the credit union's branches will be wearing ugly holiday sweaters on Dec. 16 to raise funds for The Lower Mainland Purpose Society.
"We are excited to kick off the holidays by helping such a great cause while daring to wear the ugliest sweaters possible," said Cam Gillett, manager of branch operations, in a press release.
Residents can go to the Burnaby branch at 2044333 Ledger Ave. to check out the sweaters for themselves. The apparel can also be viewed online.
People can vote for their favourite ugly sweaters at www.wowthatisugly.com.
The credit union has committed to donating $1 per vote, up to $1,000, to the society.
The Burnaby Mental Wealth Society is inviting Burnaby to celebrate the holidays with them this Friday, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the West Burnaby United Church at 6050 Sussex Ave.
The fundraising dance will feature Burnaby group Rainshadow, and there will also be a silent auction.
The silent auction includes items such as a limousine ride, gift baskets, and diamond earrings.
Tickets to the event are $6 for members and $10 for non-members.
The society's centre is at risk of shutting down after losing its funding from Fraser Health as of Aug.
31. If the society is not able to secure core funding, it may have to close its doors on Dec. 31.
Those wishing to make a donation to the society can do so on its website, at www.bmws.bc.ca.