Aubrielle Bibeau sold her drawings and used the money to purchase toys for the BC Children’s Hospital. Courtesy Lizsa Bibeau

Aubrielle Bibeau sold her drawings and used the money to purchase toys for the BC Children’s Hospital. Courtesy Lizsa Bibeau

Langley girl raises $1,685 for BC Children’s Hospital

Aubrielle Bibeau was able to purchase and donate 337 toys to BC Children’s Hospital.

An eight-year-old girl from Langley exceeded her fundraising goal of $1,100 for the BC Children’s Hospital last week.

Aubrielle Bibeau started a campaign three years ago, when she was six, called Aubrielle’s Wish, where she sells her drawings each holiday season to raise money to buy toys for sick kids at the children’s hospital. Each year the campaign has grown.

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This year, Aubrielle surpassed her initial goal, raising $1,685.

“She was confident, she never doubted she’d reach her goal,” said Aubrielle’s mother, Lizsa Bibeau.

Last Saturday, Aubrielle was greeted by the staff at Toys ‘R’ Us in Willowbrook Shopping Centre who helped her pick out and purchase toys from the store.

Toys ‘R’ Us matched the taxes, plus gave Aubrielle a 10-per-cent discount – which meant her spending power was about $1,800.

With the money raised, Aubrielle was able to purchase 226 toys, and another 111 toys were donated by friends and family. In total, BC Children’s Hospital will receive 337 toys thanks to Aubrielle.

Aubrielle is continuing to work on drawing requests, according to her mother Lizsa, who said there was a surge in interest during the last week of the campaign.

“She’s got a backlog of drawings she’s working on,” said Lizsa.

“We’ve got a pile she’s done that we need to mail out this week. She got 12 requests in the last week alone. Probably about 35-40 [in total].

Lizsa added her daughter hasn’t stopped smiling since Saturday.

“We had four shopping carts full. She’s very proud, she’s happy.”

This Saturday, Aubrielle is dropping off the toys at BC Children’s Hospital.

“[We’re] hoping they all fit in the car with us,” added Lizsa. An eight-year-old girl from Langley exceeded her fundraising goal of $1,100 for the BC Children’s Hospital last week.

Aubrielle Bibeau started a campaign three years ago, when she was six, called Aubrielle’s Wish, where she sells her drawings each holiday season to raise money to buy toys for sick kids at the children’s hospital. Each year the campaign has grown.

This year, Aubrielle surpassed her initial goal, raising $1,685.

“She was confident, she never doubted she’d reach her goal,” said Aubrielle’s mother, Lizsa Bibeau.

Last Saturday, Aubrielle was greeted by the staff at Toys ‘R’ Us in Willowbrook Shopping Centre who helped her pick out and purchase toys from the store.

Toys ‘R’ Us matched the taxes, plus gave Aubrielle a 10-per-cent discount – which meant her spending power was about $1,800.

With the money raised, Aubrielle was able to purchase 226 toys, and another 111 toys were donated by friends and family. In total, BC Children’s Hospital will receive 337 toys thanks to Aubrielle.

Aubrielle is continuing to work on drawing requests, according to her mother Lizsa, who said there was a surge in interest during the last week of the campaign.

“She’s got a backlog of drawings she’s working on,” said Lizsa.

“We’ve got a pile she’s done that we need to mail out this week. She got 12 requests in the last week alone. Probably about 35-40 [in total].

Lizsa added her daughter hasn’t stopped smiling since Saturday.

“We had four shopping carts full. She’s very proud, she’s happy.”

This Saturday, Aubrielle is dropping off the toys at BC Children’s Hospital.

“[We’re] hoping they all fit in the car with us,” added Lizsa.

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Aubrielle Bibeau is donating 337 toys to BC Children’s Hospital. Courtesy Lizsa Bibeau

Aubrielle Bibeau is donating 337 toys to BC Children’s Hospital. Courtesy Lizsa Bibeau

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