Vancouver Adopt-a-Family program still needs sponsors for single parent families with one or two children

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army's Vancouver Adopt-a-Family
Christmas program is still in need of sponsors - especially for single parent
families with one or two children. "These are the little families that really
need some help," said Major George Evans, Executive Director for The Salvation
Army Vancouver Community and Family Services.
    Over 300 financially challenged families have applied for Christmas aid
as of Friday, Nov 30th - the success of the program is largely dependent on
sponsorships. "Last year we had 426 families by the time program registration
ended in mid-December, so you can see how great the need is and how important
our sponsors are," said Major Evans. "We're hoping individuals, groups or
companies will consider adopting a family, and providing Christmas and hope to
the less fortunate in our community."
    There is still a week to register...
    For information on registering as a prospective family or as a sponsor,
please contact: Vancouver Family Services 604-872-7676 or visit 3213 Fraser
Street, Vancouver, B.C.
    Or call The Salvation Army at 604.299.3908 for information on Christmas
help in your area.

For further information:

For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES: Major Gordon Armstrong,
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development, Direct: (604)
296-3821, Cell: (778) 227-7291,; Kathy
Morse, Communications Office, Direct: (604) 296-3819, Cell: (604) 340-6324,

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