We all know that homelessness is a problem in our community, and we are seeing an increasing amount of young homeless editedpeople being affected by it.  To raise awareness and combat this problem, Gert Hanson, the wife of Executive Director Graham Hanson, is voluntarily giving up all the comforts of her home for an entire month.
     From May 3rd to June 4, Gert will be living as a homeless person, with the same resources that everyone else on the street has at her disposal.  She will be volunteering with various downtown Eastside charities and experiencing life along with the most vulnerable in our society.
     Our goal from this endeavor is to raise awareness and funds to make a difference in our community.  We are endeavoring to raise $200,000 in this campaign.  20% will go back to support the workers and ministries among the downtown Eastside community, 20% will fund Metro Kids’ summer outreach programs in Surrey, and 60% will become seed money to start a youth transitional home for young people at risk we are in contact with through our outreaches.
     Follow along with Gert on the Metro Kids Instagram page, and join the cause by donating at www.metrokids.ca/homeless (redirects to our Chimp.net fundraising group).

 

Random Acts of Christmas!

On November 28, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Mike

Thanks to the generous contribution of S6306202hundreds of families at Pacific Academy school, we have stacks of gifts to give to our community this Christmas!  We will be giving out presents to children in various areas of Surrey in mid-December.  If you’re interested in joining us to bring some Christmas joy to hundreds of families this year or would like more information, please send an email to mbrownlee@metrokids.ca.