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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
On November 25, wear orange to show support for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year's theme is "No one left behind: End violence against girls and women."
Did you know we offer free resources and supports to help improve the lives of women and their families? Learn about Sources Women's Place on our website.
Volunteer Managers Day

"We wish to express our highest appreciation to the Manager of our Volunteer Services, Carrie Belanger. We are fortunate to have such an energetic and empathetic leader, who works hard to respond to the needs of our volunteers and the many programs and communities they serve," said Denise Darrell, Director of Women & Community Services.

Want to join Carrie's team of volunteers? Visit our website for current volunteer opportunities.
Community Living Resident Braden's Victoria Adventure

Hopping across the channel and visiting the Island is a treat in and of itself. But how often is it that you get the meet the Premier, too? That is what one of our Community Living Residents did earlier this Fall!  Read about Braden's exciting adventure and his opportunity to sit down and speak with Premier john Horgan  here .
Advocates march for 
Homelessness Awareness 

Metro Vancouver communities honoured Homelessness Action Week from October 8 to 14, 2017. 
Sources Advocacy Programs hosted the 12th annual Homelessness Awareness March in Newton that week. There was great turnout, powerful speeches and public support. Read more  
Talking overdose for National Addictions Awareness Week

Did you know that 2.5 British Columbians die each day from overdose? November 12-18, 2017 was National Addictions Awareness Week. In response to the overdose crisis,  Fraser Health Authority launched a new guide to help combat stigma and provide support to those using substances, as well as their partners, families and caregivers. 

Read the When Words Matter guide and watch this video about how to talk to someone you care about when you think they are struggling with substance use.

Learn more about the work Fraser Health is doing to address the overdose crisis  here.
Living and Leaving a Legacy

This month,  Leave a Legacy Greater Vancouver featured a Sources donor story.  Henry Block was a philanthropic visionary. While he passed away a couple years ago, his  charitable standards lived on, manifested in his family's commitment to continue his legacy of giving back to community. 

This includes supporting the Hospital to Home Program, The Powder Milk Project and The Rotary Save-On-Foods Gift Card Program. Read his story here.
November 24 , 2017
Putting Food on Families' Tables
Welcome back to another edition of
Resources ! As we transition to the winter season, we witness an increase in people turning to our services for help -- particularly  our Food Banks.
While the season for enhancing social wellness for our community never changes, we especially invite you to support our work in community at this time of year. 

In this newsletter, we outline events and opportunities for you to get involved and help  make the holidays a little more warm and merry for our neighbours in need.
Our Food Banks Have Wishlists Too!

As the holiday season approaches, many of us begin thinking about feasting with family and friends, but there are others who are stressing about how they will feed their loved ones.

People living on a low income do not have access to enough nutritious food to meet their health needs. Our mandate is to provide recipients with enough fresh and nutritious food for 2 days per week; and at Christmastime, we try to do a little bit more.

Please click here t o see Wishlists specific to our Food Banks in Langley and White Rock/South Surrey .

Tuesday - Thursday | 9am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4pm

Rotary Save-On-Foods Gift Cards
This holiday season, feed another family by feeding your own -- or give a gift that helps two families at once! When you purchase a Rotary Save-On-Foods Gift Card, 17% of its value goes to our Food Bank at no cost to you! Shop at FULL VALUE  and make a monetary donation to the Food Bank! 100% of proceeds are used to purchase healthy food.

With denominations of $25, $50 or $100,
they make the perfect gift for everyone on your "nice" list.

Want to order $500 or more? For a limited time only, we'll deliver them to you! 
Call 778-875-2267 or email and we'll bring your order to a place of your convenience. We can accept credit card (Visa/MasterCard), cash or cheque.

Learn more about this Program and where to purchase cards by clicking here.

Giving Tuesday is the "Opening day of the giving season," and takes place this year on November 28.

"We have two days that are good for the economy. 
Now we have a day that is good for the community too."

Support Social Wellness for Our Community: 

Upcoming Events
See a Surrey Eagles Hockey Game by Donation
Drive on the Line
KalTire Promotion helps local Food Banks
Nov. 24 & Dec. 10 
South Surrey Arena 
2199 - 148 St.,  South Surrey, BC 

Bring a minimum of three food items to a hockey match taking place on one of the above dates and get free entry to the game. For game schedules, click here.
Nov. 24 & 25 | 9am - 6 pm
Select Canada Line Stations 
Vancouver, BC 
Join Blanket BC for their 9th annual Drive of the Line. Donate and help them reach their goal of 10K blankets and $10K! Drop off your donations at a designated station.
Nov. 27 - Dec. 16
All KalTire Locations
 For each set of tires purchased during the special promotion period, KalTire will give $50 to the customer and match it with a $50 donation to the local Food Bank. Find a KalTire location near you.
CBC Open House &
Food Bank Day
Yuletide Blues
Food Bank Fundraiser
DesLauriers Chiropractic Group holiday draw 
Dec. 1 | 6am - 6pm
CBC Broadcast Centre
700 Hamilton St., Vancouver 

Join CBC for a special day of live programming as they focus on helping those in need. C all their pledge lines, give in person at the studio (8am - 3pm), or donate online. In the drop-down menu, select "43" for Sources Langley Food Bank or "94" for our White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank. More info.
Dec. 10  | 6 - 11pm
The Rhumba Room 
1160 King George Blvd., Surrey

Join the White Rock Blues Society for their very popular 11th Annual Yuletide Blues fundraiser for our Food Bank!  Entry is $15 at the door plus two non-perishable food items. With six live bands and award-winning artists performing, it's an evening you don't want to miss!  See more.
Dec. 20 Draw Date
DesLauriers Chiropractic Group 
1219 Johnston Rd., White Rock
Help DesLauriers Chiropractic Group support Sources Food Bank & Covenant House. 
Enter for your chance to win a gift basket worth $368. 
 For each non-perishable food item you bring in for the food bank, you will be given one entry for the draw! Learn more.
Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Kwong, SOURCES  Communications Coordinator
email  |  phone   604-542-7593