To the Editor,
The 14th annual Kuu-us Festival of Trees was recently held and although it was a successful event, there were more requests for assistance then sponsors, so potential recipients unfortunately had to be declined.
Festival of Trees helps local families. As everyone is aware, times are tough financially and Kuu-us Festival of Trees helps to reduce financial burdens at Christmas by providing low to no income families with a fully decorated tree, gifts and food as well. There were 13 families that benefited from this event.
To our wonderful sponsors of the Christmas trees, we extend a heartfelt thank you for your support. Your kindness and generosity have touched many lives. Six trees were pooled together and sponsored by various community members and four others were sponsored by Port Alberni City Council, Safeway, Gail MacDonald (memoriam to Ken Holden and Roger MacDonald) and Healing Matters (June Graham).
Thank you to Kirkpatrick’s Trees for the wonderful cultured trees. Budget Car & Truck Rental donated a truck to allow for a smooth tree delivery operation.
We give a special thanks to Jim for collaborating with Kuu-useach year without hesitation. A thank you is also extended to Ralph Johnson for helping to deliver all the trees and trimmings and to all Santa’s little elves for helping to set up/takedown the trees on display.
Thank you to the AV Bulldogs for going that extra mile by donating gifts and Safeway for donating a great amount of food for the hampers along with gift cards to the recipient families.
This fundraiser was a heart-warming success to us at the KUU-US Crisis Line Society.