Christmas trees recycled into $18,000 for kids with diverse abilities

Volunteers come together during January events

Residents in Victoria, Sooke, Chemainus, Shawnigan Lake and Duncan donated more than $18,000 at the 29th Chip In For The Kids Christmas tree recycling event held in early January. Funds raised go to support Easter Seals BC/Yukon to help enable persons with diverse abilities in communities across Vancouver Island.

“There is no doubt in my mind that our communities realize how important Easter Seals and the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is, and it’s why I have participated with this event for the past 29 years along with fellow Lions members,” says Daryl Driemel of the Esquimalt Lions Club.

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This year, the 29th Chip In For The Kids event was held at nine locations and run by volunteers from Lion and Lioness Club members, Davey Tree Service (Victoria locations), Western Island Tree Service (Sooke location) and Competition Tree Service (Duncan, Chemainus and Shawnigan Lake locations) who recycled the trees and collected the donations.

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Easter Seals BC/Yukon is one of British Columbia’s legacy charities and was founded as the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (Society) in 1952 to help children with diverse abilities. Since it began, Chip In For The Kids has raised more than $365,000 for Easter Seals BC/Yukon.



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