25 Nov Christmas at Harbour Light
For perhaps the first time in Harbour Light’s 67-year history, we will not be serving a sit-down Christmas meal for our community on December 25th.
(Wow, it’s hard to put that in writing… Can someone pass the Kleenex?)
Please know that we made this decision to put everyone’s health and safety first. This has been one of the hardest decisions we’ve made all year! Christmas at Harbour Light is something special for everyone involved – clients, staff, guests, and volunteers. Some of our guests and volunteers have spent 5, 10, 15, 20, even 25+ Christmases with us, and we are going to miss sharing the holiday with all of you.
Don’t worry – we still plan to make Christmas merry and bright at Harbour Light! Our staff and residents will be serving turkey dinner in take-out format for ~500 community guests on Christmas Day. Staff will serve in-house in small cohorts for our residents, so they have a very festive day, too.
You can help – from a distance!
Here are a couple of ways you can still encourage our guests/residents this Christmas, or support our work year-round:
- Send a Christmas postcard or regular card with words of encouragement and general good cheer to “Any Resident” c/o 119 East Cordova Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1K8. We will distribute these among our clients the week of Christmas. Please do not include any personal information (other than a first name) inside your card – and we will remove outer envelopes to protect your personal information before giving out cards.
- Help us meet some of our greatest needs this winter, by donating new socks, underwear, or reusable face masks. Our 24/7 front desk is set up to receive no-contact or low-contact deliveries at 119 East Cordova Street.
- Make an online donation to Vancouver Harbour Light through our secure online portal. Your donations will help ensure that we continue giving hope today, and every day, for our community.
Thank you for helping us make Christmas something special – in a new way! Together (but apart!) we can make the season merry.