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Westminster Savings donates $5,000 to Surrey Christmas Bureau

Surrey, B.C. – November 23, 2018

Some families struggle to afford the basic necessities of life, and it doesn’t get any easier at Christmas time.

To help families in Surrey enjoy a merrier Christmas, Westminster Savings is helping, in a small way, by donating to the Surrey Christmas Bureau on Giving Tuesday. Giving back to the community is part of Westminster Savings’ core purpose, says president and CEO Gavin Toy.

“Westminster Savings’ vision is to enrich the lives of our customers and the communities we serve. So, I am pleased to announce a $5,000 donation to the Surrey Christmas Bureau,” says Toy. “They are the largest Christmas Bureau in the province and serve over 2,000 low-income families, ensuring that they have access to new toys and books, groceries, clothing and other household items during the holiday season.”

Giving Tuesday takes place each year immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a global day of giving observed in over 150 countries, when charities, companies and people counter excess consumerism by donating to their favourite causes.

As well as the cash donation, Westminster Savings’ Corporate Centre will take part in a drive to encourage employees to donate books and toys to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

To find out more about Giving Tuesday, click here.


For more information, please contact:
Jeff McDonald
Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications