2022 Sooke Firefighters Charitable Giving Campaign and Plan for Sooke Santa Run Announced

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – The Sooke Firefighter’s Association and IAFF Local 4841 Charitable Giving Campaign has launched with a goal to support more than 400 local families! The campaign is delivered in partnership with the Sooke Christmas Bureau, the District of Sooke, Western Foods, and Village Foods.

A goal has been set for $56,000 and we need your help to reach this target. The value of each monetary donation will be matched through the purchasing power of the Sooke Food Bank thanks to local support from Western Foods and Village Foods. Those who can contribute are asked to do so through this Go Fund Me page, set up by the Sooke Firefighter’s Association and IAFF Local 4841 on behalf of the Sooke Christmas Bureau.

The campaign is led by local firefighters who, along with other District staff, volunteer their time for both the fundraiser and Santa Run.

A community tradition continues

Plans for the Sooke Santa Run, a capstone of the Sooke Firefighters Charitable Giving Campaign, that warms the hearts of families is set to continue. On Saturday, December 10th, starting at dusk, four fire trucks decorated with bright and colourful Christmas lights, playing festive holiday will drive through neighbourhoods to spread holiday cheer.

Monetary donations for those wishing to contribute can be made along the route. Contributions can also be made through the Go Fund Me page at any time.

See the routes/follow the trucks here >>

Those in need are asked to apply before December 1st

The Sooke Christmas Bureau is encouraging families and individuals who need an extra hand this upcoming holiday season to apply for their Christmas hampers by December 1st. Families can apply at Sooke Family Resource Centre, 6672 Wadams Way, or at the Sooke Food Bank, 2037 Shields Rd.

The Sooke Food Bank is open to receive hamper applications:

  • November 17, 9:30am-2:45pm
  • November 21-25, 8:30am-9:30am

Over its 29-year history, the Sooke Firefighters Charitable Giving Campaign, thanks to inspiring community support, has supported over 6,500 families. 

 


Media contact:
Christina Moog
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678
cmoog@sooke.ca

Cheque presentation to the Sooke Christmas Bureau in previous years
Cheque presentation to the Sooke Christmas Bureau in previous years
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