My name is Carla. I want to thank the Christmas Bureau for all the help they do in the community. I was a past participant that has used the Christmas Bureau a few years back.
I wasn’t sure if I could have a traditional Christmas for my children. I just became a single parent in a city that is now my home but was not where my family was from. Having no one to turn to and with limited resources, a friend suggested that I apply to the Christmas Bureau for assistance. No one ever expects to fall on hard times, but it’s nice to know if it ever happens, Edmonton has organizations like the Christmas Bureau to help you out.
My family tradition is to watch White Christmas, bake cookies and decorate our tree. Family is very important to me and I want to thank the Christmas Bureau, their donors and volunteers, and Christmas partner, Santas Anonymous, for making that one Christmas where I needed help a truly special one.