For many, the focus from everyday life turns towards the spirit of giving during the holiday season. This year River Market invited ten citizens from New Westminster to shop for gifts on River Market’s dollar. Many would say these citizens are actively engaged in making this wonderful city better each day. These individuals were tasked to hand pick each item which they thought would make a great gift and their only parameter was that they had $50 to spend. Once they were done their shopping, they would wrap the gift and deliver it to an organization of their choice in New West.
River Market tasked Brad Cavanagh with this instalment’s shopping. Brad is a resident, serve on the city’s ACTBIPED Committee and volunteer with Spare Parts Adventure. He decided to shop for the staff at the Lookout Society. “They do a lot of hard work to help homeless people and with the recent cold weather I wanted to really recognize all the hard work they do,” said Brad.
2 mugs – Pottery Works
2 kinds of tea – Donald’s Market
Cold Relief hand cream – Jolene’s Natural Soapworks
2 kinds of shortbread cookies – Pamola Bakery
Toffees – Canteen & Supply
Like a lot of the Secret Santa shoppers, Brad didn’t want anything for himself. “I would really like it if you took a look over the wish lists for the Lookout Society’s three shelters in New Westminster and bought something for someone who’s truly in need this season!”