Blue Christmas Initiative
A simple BLUE tarp.
For the homeless its one of a few basic survival gear for many homeless it also represents a trap - being caught in a cycle that largly by themselves they are unable to get out of on their own.
With limited space and only so many local shelters, there are many nights when some have no choice but to sleep on the streets.
The BLUE CHRISTMAS Initiative is an initiative specifically addressing the needs of the homeless through the winter - especially through the Christmas Season. The days approaching Christmas through into the New Year are some of the most dangerous and loney days of the entire year for them.
While most of us are surrounded by family and friends , warm in our homes, there are those , alone, with little to eat and no shelter other than their BLUE tarp.
Through your generosity and donations the BLUE Christmas Initiative goal is to ITENTIFY those at RISK during this season and provide them with Survival Packs helping them to stay safe, warm, dry.
Here's how YOU CAN HELP ...
1) Spread the word - word of MOUTH !
We need you to help tell others - Email - facebook - twitter - Linkedin - instagram You can help us spread the word and collect the donations we need.
2) Make a donation and contribute to making a difference for someone.
- Credit Card - Click HERE
(if you are hesitant of an online donation - please call 604-530-8463
and we will facilitate this over the phone with you.)
- Cash can dropped off in person to the address below.
- Cheques can be dropped off OR mailed to:
Friends Langley Vineyard
5708 Glover Road
Lanlgey, BC V3A 4H8
3) Collect Survival Pak items and drop off at Friends Langley Vineyard.
(Open between the hours of 9am - 4pm. Call 604-530.8463 for drop-off info - Option 5)
Here's what we need:
New, un-used sports bags or back packs. (Its OK if it has company logo.)
New warm winter gloves, OR mitts
New warm winter hats
Sleeping Bag - Blanket
Bottles of water
Insulated coffee cup
Tooth Brush/tooth paste
3) We're looking for volunteers to help with spreading the word, pick up, packing and distribution. If your interested email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Call Leith at 604-530-8463 - Option 5