Newsletter: January 2018
1.In The News: Surrey Modular Accommodation
2.Upcoming Events: The Chilly Chase Run
3.Volunteer Voices: Holiday Helpers
Three New Temporary Modular
Accommodations in Surrey!

On January 12th an exciting announcement was in Surrey for immediate housing in the city! Lookout, in partnership with the City of Surrey, BC Housing and Fraser Health, will oversee three temporary modular accommodation units for the most vulnerable populations.

Over the next two years, nearly 160 individuals will receive around the clock 24/7 care, from a team experienced professionals while long-term sustainable housing is developed.

"This minimal-barrier accommodation
has been so badly needed to help
individuals stabilize and get connected
to services they need "
- Shayne Williams,
Executive Director of Lookout Housing and Health Society

Temporary Modular Accommodation in Surrey:
  • Individual bedrooms with private bathrooms
  • Shared meal and amenity space
  • 24/7 on-site management & support
  • Social assistance rate rents
  • 2-year leases
Conceptual rendering below:
For the latest published news see Lookout's News & Media page on our updated website!
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Recent Donations:
Martin Rooney, founder of Red Ribbons for Life, donated $16,500 to the Djaeff Mahler Foodbank in Surrey!

For more info on this year's event, Click Here
Morgan McDonough organized a second annual 'Sock Drive' dance party, raising $2000 and 1000 pairs of socks!
His sisters Clover, London and Catherine, are starting a toiletries drive very soon!
Stephen Saugestad from Wallop, the digital marketing company for luxury travel brands, donated $14,550 to Lookout!

To check out Wallop's jaw-dropping work, Click Here
Join Lookout on January 28th for the
Chilly Chase Run!

The 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon routes take walkers and runners along an out and back course along the Seawall. This is a quick, flat course with a gorgeous winter views of Vancouver!

This great event is perfect for anyone looking to raise funds for a great cause. Regardless of your skill level, Lookout would love to see you there!

Start times vary so make sure you check the schedule and volunteers should be there early.
For more information or to register, CLICK HERE

Not a runner? You can still participate! Lookout is in need of volunteers for a number of roles the day of the event.

To Volunteer:
E-mail : or Call 604-255-0340

What Is Toque Tuesday?
Coming up February 6th!

Since 1997, the annual Toque Campaign has supported nearly 200 community agencies across Canada, raising more than $7 million to date in support of long-term solutions to homelessness.

Proceeds benefits partnering agencies like Lookout, that are working directly with homeless populations.

While at the Chilly Chase Run , these beautiful toques will be available for purchase!
For $15 a toque, your purchase will raise money for the upcoming national fundraising initiative Raising The Roof

Visit for more information
To purchase a toque email:
Coldest Night of the Year:
Coming up February 24th!

Founded in 1971, Burnaby Community Services is a charitable society. Originally founded as an information and referral service, the agency has grown considerably over the years and has taken in new programs in response to emerging local needs.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly fundraiser intended to raise awareness and funds to fight homelessness in Burnaby.

Visit for more information
Christmas 2017
was one for the books!

From Christmas trees and decorations, gifts from Santa himself, to delicious turkey dinners, Lookout clients and guests were able to celebrate the festivities in true holiday style!

Here are a few words from two of our amazing volunteers:
"The community is very grateful for Lookout society who on Christmas day helped 100's of homeless people with a turkey dinner and a warm jacket or sweater. I had the pleasure of witnesses these good deeds while I volunteered for them . Thank you Lookout Society." 

- Johnny Zakharia
"I really enjoyed getting to help out on Christmas morning, and particularly being able to have my whole family there. I love that my kids can have the chance to spend some of their Christmas caring for others in need. Our whole group enjoyed participating!"

- Brent Flory

"We couldn’t do what we do without all the support from our volunteers.
Year round but especially over Christmas when we have over 100
volunteers to wrap over 2000 gifts and to help make our
holiday celebrations such a success for our guests.

This year volunteers were out in
New West, Surrey, North Van and Vancouver."
We really appreciate all of you. Thank you!

- Jan Lovick,
Volunteer Coordinator for Lookout Housing and Health Society

Want to volunteer for upcoming events?
Call: 604-255-0340 or Email: