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Surrey, White Rock charities share $90,000

Realtors’ charitable society doles out grants to at-risk youth supporters
The Moving Forward Family Services received $10,000 from the Fraser Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation. A total of 10 charities were chosen to share $90,000. (Contributed photo)

A handful of charities that support at-risk youth in the White Rock/South Surrey community were among 10 across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley chosen to share in $90,000 worth of grants announced this week by Fraser Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

In a news release issued Thursday (Dec. 14), foundation officials said Alex House in Crescent Beach, Moving Forward Family Services (serving Surrey, North Delta and White Rock) and PLEA Community Services (Surrey) will receive $10,000, while a further $8,000 will go to Surrey Fire Fighters’ Nutritional Snack Program Society.

The funds are to “support their work making a difference in the lives of young people in Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, White Rock, North Delta, and Mission.”

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“At the heart of our mission is a commitment to support vulnerable and marginalized youth by providing resources, support, and opportunities for them to succeed,” John Barbisan, chair of the foundation’s board of directors, said in the release.

“It is an honour to extend grants to charitable organizations actively engaged in bettering the lives of at-risk youth in the Fraser Valley.”

Recipient charities represent organizations that are providing supports including housing, education, employment opportunities, mental-health support and mentorship programs.

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Tracy Holmes

About the Author: Tracy Holmes

Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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