Richmond kids raise $285 for Canucks charity

Two siblings and their neighbourhood friends raised $285 for Canucks Autism Network (CAN) from a yard sale this month.

Their biggest revenue came from plants, followed by door-to-door cherry sales and a fundraising celebration party.

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The party was held with ice cream sundaes and movies last Friday, all hosted in their neighbourhood.

Kids wanting to attend the party were asked to bring a $10 donation; half of which went to food and the other half went towards the fundraiser.

Visitors were met with plants, flowers, children items and fresh cherries, picked from their aunt’s yard, at the sale.

The kids had set their goal to raise $150 for the autism foundation this year.

“All the kids [living on] this street know each other and care about others,” said Anne Lai, mother of the fundraising siblings, Bryan and Ivy Zeng.

The brother and sister started their own fundraiser last year, after seeing people raise money for their school playground by selling lemonade.

They raised $130 last year and donated it to B.C. Children’s Hospital.

“After (hearing) our story, (the neighbourhood kids) also decided to join Bryan and Ivy for the fundraising,” added Lai.

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