Businesses get on board to help children in need

Several Saanich Peninsula businesses ready to collect change for a good cause

Businesses are on board to capture your Coins for Kids.

Brentwood Bay Pharmasave, Sidney Pet Centre and Hypersport in Sidney are all collecting cash for the annual Peninsula News Review program to benefit children at Christmas.

“It’s just logical with the pharmacy and health care,” said Gary Mason of Brentwood Bay Pharmasave. “At Christmastime the kids that don’t get a gift, it weighs on them mentally and physically. If they get a gift … I think it’s a benefit to their health.”

The money raised through Coins for Kids goes to the Kiwanis Club of Sidney and the Peninsula, which buys gifts for children who would otherwise go without.

“We realize that if we just have our office as a drop off it might not be convenient for people,” said News Review publisher Jim Parker. “These clients opening up their space to assist this great cause gives people more accessible ways to contribute.”

Staff at the News Review encourage readers to support this worthwhile fundraiser over the holiday season and help make Christmas a little brighter for Peninsula children.

“We recognize that the economy is still tight and we appreciate anything our readers can bring in,” Parker said.

“It goes to a great cause. Christmas is supposed to be a happy time for kids.”

Also drop coins off at the News Review office, 6-9843 Second St. in Sidney.

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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