What better way to start the holidays than helping out local charities like the Surrey Christmas Bureau?
On November 17, Christmas elves Ryley Patterson, Chloe Gravel-Fallis and Aubrey Leeson will be hosting their 6th annual FUNraizer Spaghetti Dinner to raise toys and funds for the Surrey Christmas Bureau, a local non-profit that helped over 4000 children celebrate the holidays last year with toys and food.
Five years ago in 2014, Ryley, and Chloe decided to hold their first Spaghetti Dinner FUNraizer. When she was two years old Ryley and her Auntie Bonnie would buy a toy and take it to the Surrey Christmas Bureau to put on the shelf. However, Ryley said she wanted to put more toys on the shelves at the Christmas Bureau, so Bonnie gave her the idea to hold a fundraiser dinner. Ryley and her best friend Chloe, decided that not any old fundraiser would do. The girls wanted to call it a “FUNraizer” instead of a “fundraiser” because “toys are fun, and all kids should have fun at Christmas!” Their FUNraizer was a success, and for the past five years, the girls have raised over $4000 and 10 boxes of toys for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Cousin Aubrey (5 years) started assisting with the event in 2016 and this year, cousins Sienna (3 1⁄2 years), Bella (2 1⁄2 years) and little KK (2 years) will help collect toys to take to the Toy Depot.
The dinner will take place at Knight and Day Restaurant on King George Boulevard on Sunday, November 17 from 5-7PM. Tickets will be sold for $12 which includes a buffet style pasta dinner. All guests are asked to bring a toy or cash donation to be given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau in addition to their ticket. There will also be a silent auction for amazing items.
Show your support for the Surrey Christmas Bureau and the efforts of these “FUNraizers” and join them for some delicious food and silent auction. If you’d like to purchase a ticket, please contact the Downtown Surrey BIA office at 604.580.2321.
Who: Everyone! Why: To support the Surrey Christmas Bureau Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Address: Knight & Day Restaurant (9677 King George Blvd, Surrey) Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $12 plus a cash or toy donation