Volunteers Give Back at The Maritime Labour Centre
Together We Can addiction counsellor Dan Bernard has been organizing volunteers to help in preparation for the Labour Community Christmas Dinner that is held as an annual event for the last eight years. Alumni, staff and residents consider this to be a fantastic opportunity to have fun and give their time to ensure the less fortunate have a hot meal and gifts during the holidays.
The BC Federation of Labour has been hosting the Labour Community Christmas Dinner for over two decades. 1500 meals will be served in Vancouver on Christmas Eve and 1500 will be served in Surrey the same day.
1600 hampers will also be distributed equally between two locations – The Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver and The Whalley Legion in Surrey. These hampers will include gifts for infants and teenager as well as clothing and non-perishable food items.
Thank you to all the residents, staff and alumni from TWC's Straight Path and Alliance Programs who seized the opportunity to make someone else's Christmas special.
Dinner will be served in Vancouver at 3 pm on December 24th at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, and at the same time and date in Surrey at the Whalley Legion, 13525 – 106th Ave. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities and nobody will be leaving with an empty stomach.
If you want to volunteer serving meals or distributing hampers either in Surrey or Vancouver, feel free to contact Marisha Zuckerman at 604-430-1421. Volunteers and union members have been donating their time at this event for over twenty years and the positive effect they produce is truly remarkable.