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We Love Delta Holiday Box campaign donates net proceeds to REACH Child and Youth Development Society

We Love Delta is pleased to announce that the net proceeds of its holiday box campaign last December totals $4,618.40 has been donated to Reach Child and Youth Development Society.

The We Love Delta holiday boxes were such a popular item in the community during the Christmas season that all mystery gift boxes sold in two hours. The campaign, led by Tourism Delta, was an initiative to foster community resilience and promote local businesses by filling each box with a variety of local products and services. Each holiday box cost $100 to purchase but was valued at approximately $250.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on behalf of the Port of Vancouver was presenting sponsor of the campaign in large part because of its ongoing support for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority along with port partners at the Port of Vancouver have been supporting Reach for many years.

“Like everyone who purchased a holiday box, we want to help ensure that children with special needs get the critical services they need and deserve in a safe, effective and timely manner—especially during these challenging times,” says Evangeline Englezos, Director, Community and Government Relations for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “Sponsoring this campaign was one way we could show our support.”

“Part of our role with Delta’s Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Support Team is to find ways to bring both our community at large and business community together, especially during challenging times such as these. The Holiday Box was a way to bring some joy and excitement to residents, highlight some of our local businesses and give back to an organization that serves one of our more vulnerable populations.” Says Jane Stark, Board Chair, Tourism Delta. “We were overwhelmed and heart-warmed by the response.”

“Reach Child and Youth Development Society and the families we serve send heartfelt thanks to the sponsors, donors and purchasers of the We Love Delta Holiday Box. We are grateful to have been selected as the beneficiary of this initiative to stimulate the local economy during the pandemic. Presenting sponsor, the Port of Vancouver, has been committed to children with developmental disabilities at REACH for many years and we recognize Tourism Delta and their partners for this generous donation to support local children with needs.”

Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director, Reach Child and Youth Development.

Caption: Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, executive director of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director, community and government relations, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the very popular We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December.

To learn more about the We Love Delta initiative and the work that the Community Resilience and Economic Support Team are doing, visit Facebook or Instagram.

To learn more about Reach Child and Youth Development Society and their work with children, visit

To learn more about the Port of Vancouver, visit the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner’s Trenant Park Square or online at, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Jane Stark Chair, Tourism Delta 604-786-1131

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