A challenging year of fundraising lies ahead for the Steveston-based charity Wigs for Kids BC.
The organization – which provides free custom-fitted human-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other serious illnesses – figures it will need to raise around $300,000 this year to continue its great work.
Many fundraisers are planned for the year, kicking off with the annual Mr. Cooper’s Pies event.
The amazing pies are made in Steveston and can be ordered online and picked up at Steveston Seafood House.
The pies come in a host of flavours, including chicken and sweet potato, classic farmer’s, vegetarian and curried beef.
They cost $10.50 each, or four for $32, and 25 per cent of all proceeds go to the charity. But be sure to click the “Wigs For Kids BC” box at checkout.
Wigs for Kids’ Bev Friesen said she recently met with people from the BC Children’s Hospital, where she was told that, as well as wigs, help is needed with the costs of treatment related travel within province, outside of province and outside of Canada.
“We also fund the driving program where a driver picks the child and parent up at the hospital and drops them off after treatment when a vehicle is unavailable to them,” explained Friesen.
“Before this program, that we fully fund, they were taking public transit to and from the hospital after treatments such as chemotherapy.”
Got to www.mrcooperspies.com to place your order.