The SHARE Family & Community Services Society is accepting registrations for both its Christmas toy and food hamper programs.
Individuals and families living in the Tri-Cities who have the required documents may apply to receive Christmas toys for children 17 and younger. Applicants may be asked to provide legal documents indicating they have custody of the children.
Registrations will be accepted at the following locations (applicants may register at one location only):
. Port Moody - the house at 2614 St. Johns St. (next to Port Moody Pacific Grace MB/ Chinese Church and across the alley from the SHARE food bank), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays through Dec. 14.
. Coquitlam - the Fellowship Hall at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St. (at King Albert Avenue), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. After Nov. 30, applications will be accepted at the Port Moody location.
. Port Coquitlam - Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. (at Shaughnessy Street), from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. After Nov. 30, applications will be accepted at the Port Moody location.
Applicants need to show the following information when registering: current ID; proof of address (e.g. a rental agreement or recent utility bill); CareCards and/or immigration cards for all members of the family; and proof of income source (e.g. cheque stub from the Ministry of Social Development, EI, CPP/OAS or WCB). There is no means test; source of income is used for tracking purposes only.
After Dec. 14, all Christmas toy registration inquiries can be directed to the SHARE food bank at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. For more information, call SHARE at 604-931-2451 or visit www. sharesociety.ca.
SHARE is also accepting registrations for Christmas food hampers. You do not need to register for a Christmas food hamper if you are a current food bank client.
If you have never been to a SHARE food bank or have not attended for more than six months, you will need to register. A Christmas food hamper will be available for you to pick up on your regular food bank day on Dec. 12 or 19 at your regular food bank location between the following hours:
. Port Coquitlam - noon to 2 p.m.
. Coquitlam - 12: 30 to 2: 30 p.m.
. Port Moody - 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tiny Bundles clients will receive one Christmas hamper on either Dec. 12 or 19. Tiny Bundles families can attend on both dates to get their special Tiny Bundles items only.