One family adopts a dozen others

One couple has decided to share their success from the past year with those who have not seen as much good fortune

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.

Just Posted

Less crime in Lake Country

There was a decrease in crime in 2017 than in 2016

Greyhound changes include reduced service in Okanagan

B.C. Passenger Board approves bus line’s plan to cut routes and reduce service across B.C.

Semi fire impacting Highway 33

Fire crews are at the scene of a big rig on fire on Highway 33 in Joe Rich

Serwa cheering parties as Kelowna skier goes for gold

Kelsey Serwa will ski in the women’s ski cross event this evening in Kelowna

Better information needed in emergencies

Lake Country - Suggestions were made to better communicate with tourists during emergencies

Salvation Army thanks community for fundraising

Local group helped many families over Christmas and the funds will keep going

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

WATCH: Vancouver Island family builds eight-foot igloo in their yard

Sunday snowfall on the mid-Island leads to all-day family activity

Three new judges appointed to B.C. Supreme Court

Two spots filled in Vancouver, one in New Westminster

BCHL Today: Merritt’s Buckley nets scholarship and Vees slam Salmon Arm

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Revelstoke based startup to bring RFID technology to 360 degree cameras

Sniper Action Photo operates 30 photo installations in Canada, the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean

Former Rockets named university all stars

Goalie Jordon Cook and defenceman Jesse Lees having good CIS hockey seasons

Albas disappointed by Alberta ban of B.C. wine

MP has worked to remove barriers to the sale of wine and other alcohol products between provinces

Trial date delayed in case of slain Victoria sisters

Andrew Berry’s next court appearance will be in three weeks to set a date for trial to begin

Most Read