Getting into the spirit of giving

The Williams Lake Tribune and Canadian Tire are partnering with our readers and customers to help those in need this holiday season.

The Williams Lake Tribune and Canadian Tire are partnering with our readers and customers to help those in need this holiday season.

The Spirit of Giving Tree program will kick off Wednesday, Dec. 3 and run until Dec. 24 with the hopes of filling as many toy hampers at the Salvation Army as we can through the generosity of our community.

The Spirit of Giving Tree will be proudly displayed inside the front doors of our local Canadian Tire and adorned with cards from the Salvation Army, each requesting boy’s and girl’s gift items most needed for the Williams Lake Salvation Army to fill their Christmas toy hampers this year.

As of this week, there are already 159 families registered for toy hampers with the Salvation Army, says Capt. Ben Lippers.

Canadian Tire owner Jim Anderson said he’s thrilled to be a part of such a much-needed program in the community.

Gifts for the Spirit of Giving program can be left at Canadian Tire.

As well as the Spirit of Giving Tree, the Williams Lake Tribune is also preparing for its annual Christmas Food and Toy Drive Saturday, Dec. 13.

Look for more details in Wednesday’s Dec. 10 Tribune.