After three foster placements in five years, Andrew, 7, Burnaby, finally joined an adoptive family in August 2010 with the help of the Adoptive Families Association of BC.
“Before I was adopted, I never knew where I would be for Christmas or my next birthday. But now I have a forever family and I know that every Christmas will be with them.” – Andrew
Over 1,000 B.C. children like Andrew don’t have permanent families – they are waiting to be adopted. For over 30 years, the Adoptive Families Association of BC has supported adoptive families and helped to find permanent parents for waiting children and teens.
All Metropolis Express Train donations through December will support AFABC and December 11 is their special Challenge Day. They need to maximize donations on that day for the chance to win the $10,000 Metropolis Express Fall Challenge prize. So head on over to Metropolis at Metrotown and ride the Metropolis Express Train on Saturday December 11, and your donation will go directly to the Adoptive Families Association of BC.
WHAT: Metropolis Express Train
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 11
WHERE: Close to Santa’s Workshop, near Toys R Us
For more information, on the Adoptive Families Association of BC, visit www.bcadoption.com
A little more info on Train Your Charity:
The Metropolis Express Fall 2010 Challenge is Metropolis at Metrotown’s most aggressive community giveback initiative yet with a simple goal: to help Burnaby-based organizations continue their selfless acts of good in the community. Four organizations were selected to participate in the Challenge and designated one month this Fall, during which each receives a grant amounting to the funds donated to the Metropolis Express, a trackless train that transports mall shoppers for a minimum $1donation. Each of the four organizations chose a day during their respected month to boost Metropolis Express use through innovative and unique marketing campaigns.
The participating organization that secures the most train donations during its one-day Challenge will receive a Grand Prize Grant of $10,000 in addition to all train donations that month.