Holiday parties hosted by the Lido help donate $7,000 to local charities

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — With the help of all the businesses that hosted holiday parties at the Lido over the month of December, the theatre was able to donate $7,000 to Big Brother Big Sisters holiday hamper and the Fort St. John Women’s Resources Society hamper, collectively.

But that’s not all. Owner Brian Kirschner hopes he can manage to donate more than $10,00 altogether before Christmas Day.

“People are quite generous,” he said. “We live in a pretty good town.”

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With more festivities on the horizon, leading up to a final party on Monday night, he plans on making another donation on Dec. 22 with the funds donated by companies having their parties at the theatre.

When asked if there were ways someone not having a holiday party at the theatre could donate, Kirschner suggests people not be afraid to contact the organizations and ask how they can help, especially in the New Year as ‘the need never stops.’

Kirschner concludes by saying that it’s wonderful that ‘people do what they do.’ “They come here, they have fun, and yet they can still contribute to a worthy cause and think about others other than themselves. I think it’s cool.’

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