Help fill Community Chest

Donations for fill the Maple Ridge Community Chest will be collected in February.

Help a neighbour by helping fill the Maple Ridge Community Chest.

From now until the end of February, organizers of the pilot project are encouraging groups to start fundraising efforts to help fill the chest. Donations will be collected on Maple Ridge Community Chest Day in February.

The project is joint effort of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Network to provide timely assistance to local families that need a small amount of financial aid in a moment of crisis, so that they might avoid larger problems.

“If we can help a family stay afloat by providing a brake job for the family car so mom or dad can continue to get to work and thereby not have to look to social assistance, we think that’s a worthwhile contribution to the community,” says Vicki Kipps, executive director of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services, the organization that will be overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Maple Ridge Community Chest program.

• For more information contact: Robert Prince, -604-833-7573; or Vicki Kipps, 604-467-6911 local 222.

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