A popular Coquitlam holiday tradition needs volunteers.
For more than 25 years Aunt Leah's Place has been selling Christmas trees to raise funds for supports and housing for young adults aging out of foster care.
This year, Aunt Leah’s Tree Lot is opening Friday (Nov. 25) at Eagle Ridge United Church, located at 2813 Glen Dr.
To keep the tree lot running through the holiday season, Aunt Leah's is seeking volunteers to help out.
"Volunteering is a great way individuals, families, and organizations to get into the Christmas spirit by doing a fun, outdoor activity and at the same time supporting foster youth and moms, and babies," said a spokesperson for the New Westminster-based organization.
Volunteering for the tree lot is also an opportunity for teenagers looking for volunteer hours to complete their graduation requirements.
Visit auntleahs.org/treelotsignup to register for as many or few shifts as you would would like and volunteers can bring friends and family.
Proceeds from Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots are a major source of revenue for housing and support programs that Aunt Leah’s provides for vulnerable foster youth and young moms and children.
Hours for the Coquitlam tree lot are:
- Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Available trees include several types of fir trees, including Noble, Grand and Douglas fir trees as well as potted Alberta Spruce trees.
Visit the Aunt Leah's Tree Lot website for the entire list, including prices.