Sales representatives, staff and management of Royal LePage Kelowna collected more than 330 gifts for women and children staying at a local women’s shelter over the holiday season.
While gifts for the children are saved for Christmas Day, each year the Kelowna Women’s Shelter hosts a children’s holiday party where gifts are laid on tables and kids are encouraged to “shop” for the perfect present to wrap for their mom.
The event began 20 years ago with a sales representative who had once needed the services of the shelter and wanted to find a way to give back. “In our first year, we had 30 gifts under the tree,” said long-time organizer, Shirley Froese. “Our office is amazing and very giving, and with many hands involved, our Christmas Wish Tree has grown into what it is today.”