Sooke Lionesses in Christmas spirit

Lioness Club able to play Santa this year, thanks to the club’s annual Oktoberfest

The Sooke District Lioness Club were able to play Santa this year, thanks to the club’s annual Oktoberfest.

Lionesses raised $1,800 at the event – enough to produce 34 Santa Sacks for Sooke’s needy residents.

Each Santa Sack contains a gift card, toiletries, treats and  items of warm clothing.

In addition, the Lioness club donated $1,000  to the Christmas Bureau Hamper fund and Pacific West Alternative School (Sooke branch) received $500 in books as part of the Lioness for Literacy program, in all totalling just over $2,800.

“Our mandate within the Lioness program is ‘to assist women and children in need as we are able’ and we are diligent in fulfilling that mandate,” said Lioness Anne Scott.

 

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