Charity Partners

In the spirit of the holiday season, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is proud to partner with charities who will be accepting donations on site. Please give generously to those in need.

The Surrey Food Bank

Please bring non-perishable food items for the Surrey Food Bank.

As a non-profit charitable organization, the Surrey Food Bank is able to operate only due to donations of money and food. These donations come from individuals, organizations and corporations as well as various fundraising efforts. Get further involved by volunteering in their distibuition centre or at their events. Visit Surrey Food Bank for more information.

Top 8 Most-needed Food Items

1. Canned Protein (Fish & Meat)
2. Canned Fruit
3. Canned Vegetables
4. Meal in a Tin
5. Whole Grain Rice
6. Pasta & Sauce
7. Healthy Canned Soup
8. Baby Formula (Large Cans)

The Surrey Food Bank is a non-profit organization committed to "helping people help themselves." Since 1983, the Surrey Food Bank has been assisting low-income individuals and families who live in Surrey and North Delta by providing nutritious food. Their vision is: Growing our community beyond hunger.

For more information about the Surrey Food Bank, watch this great video.


Surrey Fire Fighters Association Adopt a Family Program

The Surrey Fire Fighters are collecting toys (unwrapped) for their Adopt a Family Program. Additionally, proceeds from the ferris wheel will go towards their Adopt a Family program. The toy drive and fundraiser are one of the many programs of the Surrey Fire Fighter's Charitable Society. The programs are organized by fire fighters volunteering their time and funded by the donations received from the community.

At 6:30pm, as part of the Tree Lighting ceremony, the mayor will be presenting a cheque raised by the Mayor's Gala to the Surrey Fire Fighter's Charitable Society.

Check out this video about the Fire Fighter's Toy Drive!


The Surrey Christmas Bureau

The Surrey Christmas Bureau is a volunteer based, non-profit registered  charitable organization that relies mainly on individual business and corporate donors. We are the largest and busiest in BC, helping bring the joy of the season to thousands of low income families with donations of age appropriate toys and gifts, stocking stuffers, warm clothing and grocery gift cards. We serve a very diverse community and are inclusive of all faith, culture, and belief.

All donations are welcome at the booth!

Join the #BeAnElf Team. Being an Elf is a year-round job. We need people to help during all the seasons, not just at the winter holidays. As an Elf with the Surrey Christmas Bureau there are many ways to get involved!

Be An Elf: Volunteer, Donate, Give back

The Centre for Child Development

Visit the Centre for Child Development booth at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival for amazing winter themed crafts and learn about the centre.

The Centre for Child Development has provided specialized pediatric medical rehabilitation services under one umbrella to support children with special needs and their families since 1953. We provide 30,000 service sessions per year in Surrey, Delta, Langley, and White Rock.

We know it takes unique solutions to meet unique needs, and the children we serve motivate us every single day.

Get to know one of the Centre's participants, as she explains what her time at the Centre meant to her: