Deltassist's Christmas programs are getting into high gear.
Staff and volunteers are gratefully accepting donations of toys and food for the annual Toy Depot and Christmas food hampers.
Deltassist continues to rely on the overwhelming support of the community to meet the increasing need of low-income families and individuals in Delta.
This year's Toy Depot will be held Dec. 13, 14 and 15. Toys are needed for children from newborns to 16 years of age. As always, the need is greatest for infants and teens. For teen gift or stocking stuffer suggestions, visit www.deltassist.com.
Local service clubs will deliver Christmas food hampers on Saturday, Dec. 24. Items most needed include breakfast cereals, tinned ham and chicken, tinned hearty meals (stew), peanut butter, rice, pasta and sauce, hot chocolate and cookies.
New, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Deltassist's Ladner office, 4891 Delta St., Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information or for other ways you can help, contact Carly Geistlinger, Deltassist's community services co-ordinator, at 604594-3455 ext 107 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.