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The Great Canadian Giving Challenge Ends, but the Giving Continues

On July 1, 2017, people across the country celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. This day also marked the end of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, and with that, the announcing of the Challenge’s winner. The nationwide contest gave registered Canadian charities the chance to win a $10,000 donation – one of those charities being SOURCES, and more specifically, our Volunteer Wheels Program. Read More…

Canada D’Eh at Sources Life Skills

Sources Life Skills Resource Centre staff and clients gathered on June 29, 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday with their very first Canada Day Dance and Celebration. Having a reputation for hosting fun, engaging and meaningful get-togethers, this was a party not to be missed.
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Remembering Rose

Rose, a long-time resident of Sources Stayte House, lost her battle to cancer and passed away at Peace Arch Hospital surrounded by family on June 4, 2017. She is very much missed by her Sources family – her roommates as well as the hundreds of Sources staff and clients that she connected with and left lasting impressions on. We will forever keep Rose in our hearts. Read More…

Annual General Meeting 2016

Sources Foundation and Sources Community Resources Society will be having their Annual General Meetings on Tuesday September 13, 2016.

Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Place: Turnbull Gallery inside the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre (14601 20 Avenue, Surrey)

Following the Annual General Meetings, there will be a Community Presentation:

Seating is limited and registration is recommended. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Tammie Schellekens by noon September 9:

We look forward to seeing you!

Rotary Club of White Rock gives Food Bank a lift

The Rotary Club of White Rock presented Sources CEO David Young a cheque for $25,000 on June 9, fulfilling their two-year commitment to contribute $50,000 towards the purchase and installation of an elevator at the Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank Resource Centre (food bank).

The much needed elevator has been in operation just over a year. Prior to having the lift, volunteers had to take a long and steep set of stairs to access the second level of the building where the bulk of food donations is stored.

“Carrying items upstairs was a real issue for anyone with slight mobility issues,” said food bank manager Jaye Murray. “The majority of our volunteers are retired and constantly using the stairs can be tiresome.

“The elevator has made a huge difference.”

The food bank has been serving the South Surrey and White Rock community for 33 years. More than 600 people visit each week for food, clothing and to navigate other community support services. The building where it’s currently located was acquired in 2013 and renovations are ongoing.

“There is still some work to do around the Food Bank,” Jaye said. That includes building an office counter, creating more safe storage spaces on both levels and opening access to the whole of the second level. But for now, the elevator is an invaluable help to the volunteers and a great addition to the food bank.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of White Rock for their generous donation to the food bank’s capital campaign, and for contributing to the safety of our volunteers and the social wellness of our community.