COVID-19 IS IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY.

Help us provide basic groceries to 150 families in the City of Langley

What is This Project About?

COVID-19 Response - BC "Food" BOL

This is an opportunity for CLA to provide for families in need during this COVID-19 Pandemic that we find ourselves in. Through the years, BC Boxes of Love have helped us build relationships with our local Langley Schools. We have been able to bring a lot of love and joy to these students, and been a part of their school communities over the years through BC BOL, Sports Day Lunches, Fall Festival, Grad 8 Grad Celebrations, High School Scholarships, Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Through these connections and times of celebrations, we have really started to get to know and love the staff and families that are a part of our local schools. 

Right now some of these families are facing real financial struggles. CLA Cityserve would like to join the School District in their response to helping these families get through this tough time. We have made a $30,000 commitment to provide up to 150 families, that have been designated from the local schools, with a $25 gift card weekly for the next eight weeks. 

Through the years, the investment in BC Boxes of Love has gone a long way. In assemblies at our local schools we have taught the students the importance of kindness, love and generosity, once again we will share the love of Christ to these families. Please join us in bringing light in this dark time, through our BC "Food" BOL, this year will be a year like none other.  

Statistics

2010
210 boxes; 50 Volunteers
Took kids on a summer field trip

2011
210 boxes; 60 Volunteers
"Party at Park Terrace" apartment complex

2012
531 boxes; 70 Volunteers
"Party at Park Terrace" apartment complex

2013
600 boxes; 100 Volunteers
First year for "Party in the Park" at Douglas Park

2014
700 boxes; 120 Volunteers
"Party in the Park" at Douglas Park

2015
660 boxes; 165 Volunteers
"Party in the Park" at Douglas Park
150 boxes went to First Nations.
40 boxes went to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT with one of our Arctic short term mission teams

2016
550 boxes, 36 Volunteers
Hosted BBQ Lunch for Nicomekl and Douglas Park’s Sports Days

2017 590 boxes, 130 Volunteers "Party in the Park" at Douglas Park for CLA’s 80th Birthday Celebrations 100 boxes went to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT with one of our Arctic short term mission teams Hosted BBQ Sports Day Lunch for Nicomekl and Douglas Park

2018 550 BOL, 150 Volunteers Back 2 School Event  - Community event co-hosted with Village, Gateway of Hope, Southgate Church and the Langley School District to provide backpacks and schools supplies to students was in place of our "Party in the Park" 100 boxes went to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT with one of our Arctic short term missions teams Hosted BBQ Sports Day Lunch for Nicomekl

2019 525 BOL 150 Volunteers Back 2 School Event  - Community event to provide backpacks and schools supplies to students co-hosted with Village, Gateway of Hope, Southgate Church and the Langley School District 100 boxes went to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT with one of our Arctic short term missions teams Langley Secondary BC BOL Scholarship - qualifications were that the scholarship was to be awarded to a student who has given back to the community. Hosted BBQ Sports Day Lunch for Nicomekl


History & Highlights

·     11th year of BC BOL [2010-2020]
·     $100,000 raised for this project
·     5,126 BOL given to children in BC
·     11 Community Events
·     1,030 Volunteers have served
·     100’s of Gideon's Bibles given; all 150 First Nations box received a Bible.
·     1000’s of people each year have come to our Party in the Park from 2013-2017
·     1000's of people each year have come to our Back to School Event from 2018-2019
·     We have provided schools with a Hot Dog lunch for their Sports Day. This is a great opportunity to be even more involved in their school community.

· There is an increased openness for other local churches to serve in the schools
· Donated a picnic table in Douglas Park to commemorate CLA being in the Langley community for the past 80 years
· In 2017, we were invited to be a part of the Langley Secondary School Breakfast Program and the HD Stafford Middle School Lunch Program
· In 2018 we decided to host CLA's annual Fall Festival at HD Stafford School co-hosting with HD Stafford and City Collective
· In 2018 we were asked to co-host HD Stafford's Gr 8 Grad with the amazing teachers and staff of HD Stafford School.

This year we will provide 150 families with $25 gift cards weekly for 8 weeks during the COVID-19 Pandemic.