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Holiday Hours:
Please note all Sources offices will be closed on:
Monday Dec. 26, 2016
Tuesday Dec. 27, 2016
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Jan. 1, 2017:
POLAR BEAR SWIM!
Registration 11 a.m. Swim at NOON!  Sources' Food Bank Truck will be there selling hot drinks and hot dogs.

Feb. 25, 2017:
COLDEST  NIGHT OF THE YEAR returns to WHITE ROCK!
Join a team and walk with us in this Canada-wide, family-friendly fundraiser to help the hungry, homeless and hurting in our community.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $70,000 in support of our Homelessness Prevention Services and Rent Bank.
It's cold out there.

Our Warmest Thanks to our event sponsors:

LEAD SPONSOR


SUPPORTING SPONSORS
 
Want to be a Sponsor?
Contact event planner Abby Gemino at 604.542.7599
 or 
events@sourcesbc.ca


Apr. 22, 2017:
SOURCES "BLANC ET NOIR" GALA!
Help us raise $200,000 for Sources Foundation's social wellness programs!

Our 22nd Annual Fundraising Gala is returning to Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club. This time, we bring you a mysterious and elegant "Blanc et Noir" Venetian Circus theme. 

Escape with us and enjoy an exquisite dinner, daring entertainment and silent/live auction offerings beyond your wildest dreams!   More info

TABLES SELL OUT FAST! Get your tickets NOW:

Want to be a Sponsor?
Contact Sources CEO David Young at 604.542.7591 or dyoung@sourcesbc.ca

Want to donate to our silent/live auction?
Contact event planner Abby Gemino at 604.542.7599 or  events@sourcesbc.ca

Donate
Donations are vital to our ability to provide support within our community.
Your donation goes where you want it to go:
- Community Support
- Poverty Relief
- Families & Children
- White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank
- Langley Food Bank


December 22, 2016
Season's Greetings!

On behalf of the Sources team, I would like to thank you - our volunteers, donors, funders and community friends - for your generous and continued contributions to our organization and the communities we serve.

In 2016, we served just under 30,000 individuals and families. With your help, we put food on their tables, kept a roof over their heads and assisted them to live healthier lives. Together, we helped address poverty, substance abuse, social isolation and unemployment. Our programs for adults with developmental disabilities kept them engaged and part of the community. Our services for children and their parents helped keep families together. Our programs that support children with autism helped them to succeed in their schools and communities. We helped these people.

The excellent achievements of our staff and volunteers was celebrated this year when we received an exemplary re-accreditation by the Council on Accreditation - an international accreditor of community-based social services.

Our organization continues to expand as we respond to the growing needs of the community. We will continue to explore new partnerships and new approaches to better serve community in the coming year.

May your holidays be warm, merry and bright.  All the best for the new year.

Yours truly,

David Young
CEO

Make your year-end donation to Sources Foundation

Book Sale for Imagination Library happening NOW!
Come by our little book sale! All proceeds will go towards the Dolly Parton Imagination Library . Within our very own chapter in White Rock/Surrey, we have 147 children currently enrolled.  

Do you have any loved books that you would like to share with others? Please bring them down to Sources Peace Arch Resource Centre (882 Maple St., White Rock). All genres of books are welcome!  For more information, call 604-542-4357.
CANADA 150 FOR 150 VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE
Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary by giving back to your community and your country. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is a nation-wide movement engaging tens of thousands in making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The goal is to have Canadians give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary.

Registration for the Challenge starts the last week of December by signing in to the 150 for 150 online platform. Share your volunteer stories, track your volunteer hours, create your volunteer profile and hear about what others across the country are doing to meet the Challenge. Ask our Volunteer Manager, Carrie Belanger, how you can get involved!  Call 604-542-4357  or Email  volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca
Community Living Services
Infant Development Program Christmas Party
Sources staff organized a cute and fun Christmas party for our Infant Development Program families. Even though it was a Winter Wonderland, many families braved the elements and we celebrated with over 80 participants including babies, caregivers, parents, grandparents, aunts, siblings and cousins.

Child, Family & Counselling Services
Theme: Connectedness Changes Everything
November 13-19 is National Addictions Awareness Week in Canada. Sources Substance Use Services was involved in a public 'salon' forum in Langley featuring luminaries who spoke about the complex health and social issues around the current overdose crisis and what it is teaching us about substance use.  Learn more

Employment & Community Services
Chamber B.I.G. event at WorkBC Cloverdale
The Sources WorkBC Centre in Cloveredale hosted a Chamber B.I.G. (Business is Good) event on November 24 to connect with the local business community and raise awareness of the free employment services and supports available to employers and job seekers. Staff also organized a silent auction, which raised $1,500 for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program.   Read More

Women, Seniors & Community Services
Celebrating the spirit of giving in Langley
Sources Langley Food Bank held a community event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the community's generous response to our truck theft. Cash and food donations were dropped off by individuals and organizations. Westminster Savings was present to collect donations for fire victims.  Read more


Fraser Valley REALTORS donate $5,000 to Sources Rent Bank
Morgan Creek Golf Course cooks Christmas meal for 70 at Women's Place
Yuletide Blues Concert for Food Bank raises $1,600+ and 450 lbs. of food

Food Bank truck decorated for Magic of Christmas Parade
Empowerment workshop series for women starts January
Safeguard Martial Arts raises record $5,000 for Langley Food Bank

Sources   touches the lives of nearly 30,000 people in Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and Northern B.C. every year. The purpose of this newsletter is  t o keep you informed about  how you are helping to create social wellness in your community .

Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Kwong, SOURCES  Communications Coordinator
email  tkwong@sourcesbc.ca  |  phone   604-542-7593