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I love attending this event, where you donate a gift and then have breakfast with a lot of happy people sharing in the giving spirit of Christmas. Basically you just bring along a new, unwrapped toy (or a cash donation). Everything goes to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, which helps needy children over the Christmas season.
Last year the event was attended by 5,000 people who together donated over 12 tons of toys and $25,000 in cash. The donors shared in a breakfast that included over 12,500 sausages, 1,200 lbs of hashbrowns, 800 kg of eggs, and 4,200 croissants!
Some generous people even donate bikes. Here’s me at last year’s event, admiring the donated bikes.
Some of my happiest childhood memories are of Christmas mornings with a shiny new bike, so I think donating a bike to a needy child is a wonderful thing to do. Donating a bike at the Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast is definitely on my bucket list. Last year I left it too late and had to settle for donating a last-minute toy from Toys “R” Us. Maybe this year I’ll pull it off and show up with a shiny new bike and finally donate a bike!