Nov 7 Sold Out, Dec 5 tickets selling fast and Surrogate Santa Project in full swing.

Hello everyone!

I am dropping a line to let folks know we are sold out for our November show and quickly selling out for our December 5 Christmas show. Please don't wait until the last minute, drop me a line to make sure you get seats for Dec 5.

Now, this time of the year when we make our call out to people who may be interested in being part of our Surrogate Santa project. This is year our 10th year helping to make Christmas special for many folks who need some TLC and we just love it. Here is the deal, we work with Hollyburn Family Services a non-profit organization that serves seniors, youth, single mothers/fathers, marginalized people and low income families in the Greater Vancouver area to provide personalized Christmas hampers to individuals and families in need. We do this by recruiting what we call Surrogate Santa’s through our vast membership and then match our Santa's with families or individuals who have been identified/vetted by Hollyburn staff who need some help and big love. Every identified family or individual completes a profile form that identifies how many people are in the family, age, gender, items they need i.e. winter coat, boots, mitts, food etc and also a couple of what we call "wish list" items i.e. movie tickets, new toy, games, stuffed animal etc., and education toys/games. We ask folks completing the forms to give as much information as they can so Santa's can create meaningful and personal hampers.  The profile is designed to act as a guide to help Santa's purchase items that will meet the families needs.  Santa's are not expected to get everything listed on the form, just what they can.  Hampers are then picked up by a Synergy representative and handed over to the Hollyburn Support Staff assigned to the family/individual for final delivery. When identified, we will connect Santa's with families or individuals wishing to do so, otherwise the exchange is held confidential.

We ask that Santa's participating in the hamper project to purchase new items including batteries when appropriate and stick to purchasing items listed on the profile form.  To date, the Surrogate Santa Project has supported over 100 families and individuals in the lower mainland.

If you are interested please contact me Yvonne at Yvonne@synergycollective.ca or ymuzak@telus.net or call me at 604 726 5277. Last year 20 hampers were made for 20 deserving families, this year we want to reach 25.

Thank you 

Emelle's catering will be delighting us with a scrumptious meal and the Vancouver Rowing Club a spectacular view of the Vancouver waterfront. For those not sure where the Rowing Club is located you can call the club directly at 604 687 3400 or venture down to Stanley Park and take the first exit off of Georgia Street into the park, follow the road to the right and you will come to the Club just past the bridge. Our doors open at 6:00pm sharp - dinner is served from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - the program starts at 7:40pm and wraps up around 10:00pm. We can accomodate individual to group requests and suggest the follow for donation - $25 for adults, $15 for seniors/students and children under 12 free.

If you don't know that our programs are run totally by volunteers, now you do. We can not do the work we do without the help of so many people and to that end, we want to acknowledge and thank all our volunteers, sponsors, donors, performers and charity members who donate their time and talent to make all of our programs possible.  YOU ARE ALL THE BEST....THANK YOU SO KINDLY.

Contact Yvonne at ymuzak@telus.net or yvonne@synergycollective.ca for more information and to reserve your seats.

If you wish to contact us you can connect with Yvonne through email yvonne@synergycollective.ca  cell 604 726 5277 or snail mail - 1461 Mount Gardner Rd Bowen Island BC V0N 1G2

 

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