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Letter: Thank you, New West, for your Advent box generosity

'Reverse Advent calendar' project saw 70 boxes full of food handed out to New Westminster folks in need over Christmas
Lorrie Williams decorates a festive box for the 'reverse Advent calendar' charity project that helped feed 70 New Westminster families in need this Christmas.


Christmas Eve the wonderful people of New Westminster started to arrive at Greens and Beans.  

There were cranberry scones and hot chocolate for people who dropped off their Advent boxes. We collected 70 boxes, and they went to Monarch Place, Purpose Society, Saint Barnabas and the New Westminster Food Bank.  

Special thanks go to Leona Green for use of her deli space, the Yuot brothers for hefting the boxes, Luigi Iuanella for transport and, most importantly, to the people who opened up their hearts and wallets and filled the Advent boxes.  

For next year I’m going to suggest laundry baskets.  

Thank you, New Westminster, you’ve come through again.  

Lorrie Williams, New Westminster