Hundreds of anxious Christmas shoppers attend the annual charity event held every year at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Langley Advance files)

Holiday shopping kicks off in Langley with charity event at Willowbrook

The community’s lone indoor mall hosts evening where consumers can win prizes and help local causes.

An exclusive ticketed shopping experience in Langley tonight is expected to raise thousands for local charities.

There are 17 partner charities that will benefit from anxious Christmas shoppers heading to Willowbrook Shopping Centre Tuesday evening (Nov. 14).

Langley’s only indoor mall is once against hosting its annual Charity Shopping Night, allowing motivated consumers to get a jump on their holiday shopping and to help charities at the same time.

The shopping night runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Willowbrook, but people must purchase tickets to attend. They’re available in advance from the customer service centre or onlinat at shopwillowbrook.com.

Access to the mall is prohibited for the general public. Tickets must be purchased. They are $10, with 100 per cent of the money raised going to the long list of charities.

Last year, Willowbrook reported raising more than $41,000 for 21 charities.

The event will feature $25,000 in prizes, gifts with purchase offers, free refreshments, live entertainment, and discounts at many of merchants.

There’s also an opportunity to win a vacation, Willowbrook gift cards, shopping sprees, jewelry, and other prizes.

The charities benefiting form the night are:

• Autism Speaks Canada

• British Columbia Conservation Foundation: Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program

• Heart & Stroke Foundation

• Ishtar Transition Housing Society

• Langley Association For Community Living

• Langley School District Foundation

• Langley Community Services Society

• Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

• Langley Pos-Abilities Society

• Langley Senior Resources Society

• Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society

• Salvation Army Gateway of Hope

• Special Olympics British Columbia

• Small Animal Rescue Society of BC

• Fort Langley Lions

• Small Animal Rescue Society of BC

• Crohn’s & Colitis Canada – Fraser Valley West Chapter

 

Hundreds of anxious Christmas shoppers attend the annual charity event held every year at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Langley Advance files)

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