Just one day after announcing their need for ‘dream sponsors,’ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John says they have reached their goal for donations needed to buy beds for families in need.
The association says the overwhelming response from the community made it possible for more beds than originally needed were donated and can accommodate some extra families, bringing it up to a total of eleven beds being secured for local families.
One company offered full sponsorship for the initial beds that were needed, while other residents and businesses made donations toward additional beds and bedding.
Executive Director Danielle Armstrong says there has been a greater need for the Holiday Hampers this year, and the generosity of people in the community always takes her breath away.
“We were confident that the community would help to address this need, but how quickly it all came together was amazing,” she remarked.
While the need for beds has been addressed, Big Brothers Big Sisters still has their Adopt a Family – Holiday Hamper program ongoing.
Anyone interested in supporting this initiative is encouraged to contact the agency directly at 250-787-9674.