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Mission Proudly Supports

 

In 2016 our journey to Starfish Pack program began. Inspired by Bruce Beck and the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise saw Mission as a community that would benefit immensely with a Starfish Pack program.

Many families in our community try their best to provide food, clothing and shelter for their family. The struggle of balancing housing, insurance, medical coverage, health care, dental care, and a nutritious menu all on a minimum wage leaves many families still in need.

To that, an amazing team of donors and volunteers responded after the Starfish Pack was featured in the Mission City Record.

First, we formed a partnership with Mission Community Services in order to provide tax receipts for donors, then a partnership with Save-On Foods in Mission to provide the food at cost for the backpacks.  Unitex was amazing by contributing to our program half of the cost of our initial order of wonderful blue backpacks with the cutest Starfish ever, embroidered on to them.

 

“The struggle of balancing housing, insurance, medical coverage, health care, dental care, and a nutritious menu all on a minimum wage, still leaves many families in need.

 

From there blossomed our first backpack provider, Over The Top Catering, followed by Tyler Dental Artz,  MM Industrial Wear, Veer Excavating, Taylor McPherson (realtor), I-Open, Cedarbrooke Chateau, all sponsoring full backpacks, and countless other donors and the list just keeps growing!

We praise Mission as our community, the Rotary Club of Mission and Mission Community Services for choosing the Starfish Pack program.

Thank you Mission!

Watch this site for stories from grateful families, children and school staff!

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Difference!

THANK YOU for DONATING!


Donations can be made online by clicking the orange button.
You will be redirected to a Canada Helps Donation page, please select StarFish Pack in the drop down menu.

Donations can also be made in person at Mission Community Services Society front desk.

Visa, MasterCard and Debit are gratefully appreciated.

For more info please contact Mission Community Services:

info@missioncommunityservices.com

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Starfish Backpacks - Mission, BC
Starfish Backpacks - Mission, BC3 weeks ago
Where in Mission are we?

... at our TD Bank!

We will be collecting donations at Mission TD bank September 30- October 5th.

Come on down and give what you can. Every amount counts!
Starfish Backpacks - Mission, BC
Starfish Backpacks - Mission, BC2 months ago
Still two more days to support the Starfish Backpack Program in Mission at Save On Foods. Come down! Tomorrow and Thursday, you can donate at the till, or between 4 and 7 you can spin the big Roulette Wheel for Save On Points. http://www.missioncityrecord.com/news/starfish-pack-program-feeds-hungry-kids/
Starfish Backpacks - Mission, BC
Starfish Backpacks - Mission, BC2 months ago
Support the Starfish Backpack Program in Mission and make a difference in a local child's life this year!

The program runs throughout the school year and provides a backpack of 6 generous meals for the weekend. Save On Foods in Mission is sponsoring a Starfish Fundraising week August 11-17. You can round up your grocery order to the nearest dollar when you shop at Save On for those dates. This amount will go directly into funding backpacks. An Information table staffed with volunteers will be there several hours each day, afternoons on weekends and early evening on weekdays. Additional donations can be made at the table, and you can spin the Save On Roulette Wheel for points! It all benefits Starfish! It costs $525 to fund one backpack for an entire school year for a child in our community - less than $2 per meal. Any amount makes a difference. Thanks in advance!

www.starfishpack.com/mission