Easter campaign helps Fort St. John families in need

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The Fort St John Women’s Resource Society says its Easter Campaign is nearly complete, with 29 baskets filled for nine families in need.

It’s the second year the society has filled Easter baskets, and a sponsor is being sought to support an additional family.

“I’m super grateful for the community; they’re always there when people need help and support,” says Outreach Coordinator Lisa Jewell. “We’ve got everyone covered, but we just need one more sponsor for a family.”

The baskets will go to families at the Society's transitional housing facility. The Society helps families during all major holidays, not just Easter, as well as helping them with back to school expenses and more.

Baskets were provided by Sticky’s Candy, which is also selling candy bags with the help of young Taylor philanthropist Sarah Byford, who is well-known for her charity work throughout the community. The proceeds will be donated to the Society.

The Society is celebrating its 40-year anniversary, well exceeding its fundraising goal of $40,000, with $60,000 in donations provided by the community.

“It was super successful,” Jewell says.

tsummer@ahnfsj.ca

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News