United Way collects over 1,200 children’s books for those in need


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Dec 14 2021 | 3:20 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE – The United Way of Northern BC children’s book drive last week was a success. More than 1,200 books were collected on Friday, which will go to families in need or to local agencies that offer children’s programs / services. Anyone who missed the collection can still donate new or lightly used children’s books to the UWNBC office until the end of the month.

The drive was part of the Tree of Lights campaign and will be followed by a work clothes drive this Friday to meet employment needs. Residents can donate new or lightly used office clothes, shoes and work equipment such as safety boots and work gloves. Papers will be accepted at the Coast Prince George Hotel by the APA from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The North Central Labor Council (NCLC) will donate $ 1 for every piece of work clothing donated – up to $ 1,500 – to the Tree of Light.

So far, UWNBC has raised 60% of its fundraising goal of $ 50,000 because $ 30,000 has been raised. The funds will be used to support Prince George’s service sector. There are 10 days left in the countryside. For every $ 25 donation to the Tree of Lights campaign, donors will enter a weekly draw to win a basket of prizes from a local business.

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