Greater Victoria residents recycle more than 1,000 trees for children’s charity – Victoria News
Residents donated over $15,000 for Easter stamps with tree recycling over the holiday season. The charity takes two days each January to collect trees by donation from various sites in Greater Victoria.
For over 75 years, Easter Seals in British Columbia has helped children and adults meet life’s challenges by providing experiences and tools to build self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of independence. . The 32nd annual Chip In for the Kids raised over $15,000 for Easter Seals programs and services, including Camp Shawnigan where children and adults with disabilities enjoyed overnight camp experiences since 1979.
A total of 146 Christmas trees were collected from homes across southern Vancouver Island and more than 900 were dropped off at seven sites in Esquimalt, Saanich, Victoria and on the West Shore.
Service groups including the Esquimalt Lions Club, Saanich Lions Club, Victoria Lions Club, Victoria Chinatown Lions Club, Victoria Chinatown Lioness Lions Club and West Shore Lions Club were on hand to help remove trees from ecological way.
Chip In for the Kids has raised over $435,000 in 32 years.
For more information on the charity visit eastersealsbcy.ca.
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