Ryley Patterson, 5, and Chloe Gravel-Fallis, 3, didn’t just collect toys and raise lots of cash for the Surrey Christmas Bureau (SCB), and they had fun doing it.
Three boxes overflowing with toys and more than $1,300 in cash (including a big cheque from Prospera Credit Union) were collected at Ryley and Chloe’s Fun-Raizer, a spaghetti dinner at Olympia Restaurant in Whalley on on Dec. 12.
While some signed up for the event in advance, others dropped by with toys or cash.
One envelope had “To Ryley and Chloe’s Fun-Raizer, good work girls!” written on it.
“When we saw those two cute little girls in the paper wanting to get toys for poor people, our hearts just melted,” said Cheryl Christensen, District Manager for Prospera. “We wanted to bring them a cheque to give to the Christmas Bureau.”
The cheque was bigger than Chloe and “$10 with lots of zeros,” said Ryley.
The two youngsters with help from their friend Jack, 7, entertained the guests with Christmas songs and songs from the movie, Frozen. Even Santa Claus said that he goes to a lot of parties, but the entertainment at the Fun-Raizer was excellent.
As she left the Fun-Raizer on Friday evening, all Ryley could think about was the Toy Depot.
“Auntie, can we go put the toys on the shelves now for the poor children?” she said as she walked out the door.
Unfortunately, it was past her bedtime, but Ryley will visti the SCB Toy Depot again soon.