The Abbotsford group Care for Community Abbotsford is holding a fundraiser for items for Christmas care packages. Among the good deeds the group has done previously is delivering donuts to health-care workers. (Submitted photo)

The Abbotsford group Care for Community Abbotsford is holding a fundraiser for items for Christmas care packages. Among the good deeds the group has done previously is delivering donuts to health-care workers. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford group holds fundraiser to buy items for care packages

Care for Community Abbotsford will distribute packs to those in need

An Abbotsford volunteer organization is holding a fundraiser to make Christmas care packages for those in need.

Care for Community Abbotsford is holding the GoFundMe campaign to raise money for items such as blankets, hygiene essentials and non-perishable foods for the packages.

The group was started by university students Bhavneet Dhaliwal and Manpreet Sandhu in the hopes of creating positive change in the community.

“Growing up in Abbotsford, we wanted to find ways to give back to a community that has allowed us to become the individuals we are today,” Dhaliwal said.

The group has raised awareness about topics such as Black Lives Matter and has organized events such as random acts of kindness in the community and at University of the Fraser Valley.

The Christmas packages are another way for them to give back.

“COVID-19 has hit our community hard and those in need could really use a helping hand this Christmas,” Sandhu said.

The campaign can be found by searching “Christmas Care Package Fundraiser” at gofundme.com.

The group can also be contacted at careforcommunityabby@gmail.com.

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