It's the time of year that we honour Brad Houser for his warmth, generosity, big heart and a love for Christmas! Over the years, Brad has shopped and bought a special item for each Starlight child as part of Joy of Sharing in British Columbia. He was humble and didn't really talk about it much, but he felt very strongly about helping our seriously ill children and their families at a time when they need it most.
The holidays can be a time of joy and celebration with loved ones, but for many of our Starlight families, it can be a time of stress, anxiety, and ongoing medical challenges. We asked our Starlight families how we could best provide support and they let us know that there is a strong need for some level of financial assistance during the holiday season. More than needing just toys, families told us that they are in need of the basic of necessities (such as clothes and toiletries) and gift cards for food, pharmacies, and gas. This year, over 75 Starlight families have expressed a need for this type of support.
In Brad’s honour, the Joy of Sharing elves who worked with him each year are looking forward to keeping this tradition alive. If you would like to help, here’s what you can do:
* Please note that charitable tax receipts will be provided for all donations of $10 or more.
All the best of the season to you and your family!
The Joy of Sharing elves
For more information on the Joy of Sharing, please contact Heather Burnett at email@example.com or 604-564-7837