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One family adopts a dozen others

The holidays are a time for reflection and giving, something Quincy and Tracey Vrecko are making sure they do this Christmas.

The couple have decided to share their success from the past year with those who have not seen as much good fortune by donating $4,000 worth of food and gifts to a dozen local families through the Kelowna and District S.H.A.R.E Society’s Adopt A Family Program.

Speaking about their decision, Tracey Vrecko said, “With the success of our year we are so very fortunate to be able to give back. We chose to support the SHARE society and the Adopt a Family program with a donation that will give 12 families a Christmas.”

With all of the incredible charities, it was difficult to decide where the donation should go, she noted.

“Our eldest son is now 5, and we want him to learn the importance of giving back. On December 19, our family will be delivering food and gifts to these families who otherwise would not have a Christmas,” Tracey said.

The Adopt A Family program helps match families in need with those looking to sponsor during the holidays.

Sponsors can choose families and select a family dynamic that mirrors their own if they wish.

The program sees sponsors provide all of the ingredients required for a complete Christmas dinner, as well as one gift per member of the family.

Thanks in large part to Quincy and Tracey Vrecko, the Kelowna and District S.H.A.R.E Society has been successful in matching all registered families with sponsors this year.  “We are truly blessed and look forward to doing it again next year,” Tracey said.

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