Royal LePage Kelowna collects hundreds of gifts for local shelter

Royal LePage Kelowna sales representatives and organizers Sarah Lindsay and Shirley Froese pose with more than 330 gifts under their Christmas Wish Tree

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.”

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