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United Way Tree of Lights raises $48,890 … and counting

Trista Spencer, United Way of Northern B.C. executive director

Once again, the community of Prince George has come together to support those in need in our local community.

Despite the past year’s challenges, local businesses and residents have generously donated to light the tree and support the most vulnerable in our community. Since November 29, the United Way Tree of Lights campaign raised $48,890 to support social service programming in Prince George and brought the community together around this beautiful community tradition.

While the United Way Tree of Lights did not quite reach its goal this year of $85,000, the tree is now fully lit to celebrate the community of Prince George over the holiday season.

The campaign will remain open for donations until January8.

“We want to acknowledge how giving the people of Prince George are,” said Trista Spencer, Exective Director, United Way of Northern BC. “With so much need and so many agencies hoping for assistance at this time, we know that everyone has a difficult choice to make when deciding where to put their charitable contributions. It’s also something we know is even more of a challenge this year because of having come out of the pandemic situation and seeing the cost of living jump exponentially. Not only are we seeing that it’s harder for people to live comfortably at the moment, it’s harder for people to give comfortably. What the team at UWNBC wants you to know is that every bit truly matters.”

The United Way of Northern BC office will  be closed from December 23 through to January2. However, donations can still be made in person at the Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, (or at the UWNBC office as of January3) or online via www.uwtol.ca through to January 8.

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