Light Box Project underway in Abbotsford and Mission

Program supports women and kids affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse

Co-ordinating the Light Box Project are Sue Myers (front

Abbotsford’s Sue Myers and Mission’s Steve Middleton are giving back to their communities with a project that is supporting women, youth and children impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse.

The pair have partnered with Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) for the Light Box Project, which provides shoeboxes full of essentials and perks for Christmas time and through the year.

The boxes are distributed by ACS staff members who work in Specialized Victim Assistance, Stopping the Violence, Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs and the Youth Resource Centre.

Items provided in the boxes include: hair care products, soaps, makeup, feminine and dental hygiene products, slippers, socks, toys, teething rings, chocolates, gift cards, diapers and more.

Filled boxes or items to add to the boxes can be dropped off at two locations in Abbotsford: The Old Spaghetti Factory on Sumas Way or the new Choices Markets location on Immel Road.

Also offering support to the project are Shoppers Drug Mart in Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, Clayburn Dental and Castle Fun Park.

For more information about what items to include, visit “The Abbotsford & Mission Light Box Project” on Facebook or abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/news and click on the link.

 

 

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