Letters: Homeless can always use kindness

Dear Editor,

I am an adult Grade 12 English student. I was recently given a assignment to report on a local, current, and controversial news story. I selected Oppenheimer Park and the recent “tent city” protesting that took place this summer. 

As I investigated the depths of the story, I realized I was sympathetic to the cries for help from the homeless.

Christmas is rapidly approaching. We will all be wondering what special gifts to buy our loved ones. 

For a homeless person, there is little to celebrate. Their needs are basic: warm clothing, non-perishable foods, and toiletries. 

I would like to challenge the citizens of this city to simplify their gift-giving, and donate to the homeless. Leave the Coach purses and Prada ties in the stores this season.

Drop your change into the Salvation Christmas Kettle, sponsor a family in need, and donate much needed clothes and food to the local food bank. 

Open your hearts and your wallets, and get involved. 

Small acts of kindness can make a big difference to someone in need. 

Kristin Dwviniczuk, Langley

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