Abbotsford Summer Starfish Pack

When you think of your childhood, what memories come to mind when you hear the words Summer Holidays? Maybe you think of the excitement of being out of school and getting to play all day with your friends. Maybe you think of camping, family vacations, or attending different types of kid’s camps. Sunshine, swimming, adventures, fun. But for some children and families in Abbotsford, instead of thinking about the fun summer they are going to have, they are thinking, “Are we going to have enough money to be able to afford groceries?” or “When am I going to have food to eat during the summer?”

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Abbotsford Summer Wrap Up

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This summer was very eventful for the Starfish Pack Program. We were able to offer Summer Starfish Packs to children and their families for the first time ever! Now heading into the fall, and the school year being in full swing, we have been able to expand even more. We are working towards our goal of increasing our numbers to 300 packs in Abbotsford, and are even in the works of expanding Starfish to high schools for the first time through a new pantry program!

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Legacy Gift Impacts Mission Starfish Program

Sandra Selbaraja was a daughter, wife, mum, grandma, aunt and friend who cared deeply for others and for her community of Mission. In lieu of flowers, 129 of Sandra’s friends and family raised enough money to pay for 24 backpacks that will feed children for a full year in Sandra’s memory! Click the read more button below to see for yourself exactly how much was raised!

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