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Generous spirits help Nanaimo charities through the holidays

Spencer Sterritt

socastcmsRssStartSpencer SterrittsocastcmsRssEndMost Christmas campaigns around Nanaimo and the mid-island area achieved or exceeded their goals in 2018.

By Spencer Sterritt

NANAIMO — Thousands of families were able to have a wonderful Christmas season thanks to the generosity of others.

Charities and Christmas drives around Nanaimo said they managed to achieve or exceed their goals this year.

Carolyn Iles with the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive said they were able to “thoroughly help” roughly 700 families have a toy under the tree.

It’s in line with their goal for the year and slightly above their 2016 total.

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