Last Christmas a “mommy group” in Comox, BC, came up with an idea for families who had extra to post for ones who needed a little help for Christmas. That was Trudy Bishop’s hometown, and the idea stayed with her. And morphed into something here in Sooke.
“I thought it was an amazing idea,” noted Bishop. “I started the same thing here in Sooke. It was amazing. Within two days, Christmas was put together for a couple of of families who needed a little help IN ORDER to give their kids a GOOD Christmas. Kate Carter played a huge role, did all this running around, and was the pick-up house for the families.”
Now, six months later, the Sooke Angels are in the process of becoming a registered non-profit organization.[sam id=”5″ codes=”true”]”We have an amazing group of members who step up to the plate when asked, whether to make freezer meals for a sick mom, a tragic situation, or a new mom. OR, buying shoes for a kid who needs them,” said Bishop.
The Sooke Angels believe everyone needs a little help now and then, and they want to fill in the gaps when other places can’t. Sooke Angels responds to everyone, from from families to single parents, from the young and not-so-young, and for everyone in between. As their mission statement from the Facebook page notes, the Sooke Angels want to “uplift and encourage people in need by showing them there are angels among us. That help is never far away.”
You can support the Sooke Angels by contacting them directly (Contact information provided below), or by buying Regal Gifts from their fundraising store.
- Shopregal (Sales proceeds go to through Sooke Angels to community members in need)
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