Each year the Christmas Cheer Committee raises over $10,000 for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau which helps less fortunate families during the Christmas season. This year, classroom collections are in block 2 until Dec. 19th.
Donations may be made in cash or cheque (payable to Burnaby North Secondary, memo: Christmas Cheer). Tax receipts are available for eligible donations over $20.
Christmas Cheer is the longest running service club at Burnaby North. Established in 1989 by Barry Street, Christmas Cheer has been helping the Burnaby Christmas Bureau each year. Christmas Cheer actually started as a sub-committee from Spirit Committee and it became its own entity in 1989. Since 1989, the club has raised an average of $10,000 each year. CHEX (the Executive Group of Christmas Cheer) organizes the incredible fundraising campaign on behalf of the school.
Christmas Cheer meets every each week from mid-September to December. Students can participate in the various sub-groups which include: marketing, publicity, baking and sewing. Students organize lunchtime bake sales, sew Santa hats and stockings, make decorations, and organize fund raising events. All students are welcome to participate. Over 100 students sign up each year making Christmas Cheer one of the largest clubs in the school.
The Burnaby Christmas Bureau coordinates donations from the Burnaby Community over the holiday season to help break the cycles of poverty and isolation.
The Burnaby Christmas Bureau offers brand new gifts for children of families with low income, as well as hampers for seniors and unique individuals.