Program delivers holiday joy in Langley and other communities

Envision Financial Angel Tree program benefits children, seniors in need

For the third straight year, Envision Financial’s Angel Tree program will be delivering Christmas joy to hundreds of local families.

The program brought in more than 1,300 gifts, 3,400 pounds of food and $15,000 to children and seniors in need.

Locally, the donations were distributed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley.

All 20 Envision Financial branches displayed a decorated Christmas tree with ornaments that represented a child, senior or food bank. Community members were invited to take an ornament from the tree and return it with a new and unwrapped gift or non-perishable food item.

“We know from the tears, smiles, and hugs that these families are absolutely thrilled and grateful for the help they receive to make their families Christmas just a little better,” said Mary Reeves, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. “To everyone that participated, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

“We were overwhelmed by the support our Angel Tree program received from members of the community,” said Susan Byrom, manager of corporate citizenship at Envision Financial.

“The response far surpassed last year’s total of 600 gifts. On behalf of all of us at Envision, thank you for supporting the Angel Tree program and for helping us give local families and seniors a brighter Christmas.”