NeighbourLink organizes Christmas dinner

For the third year, NeighbourLink is offering to match guests with host families for Christmas dinner.

For the third year, NeighbourLink is offering to match guests with host families for Christmas dinner.

The initiative matches families with those who are alone for Christmas dinner.

“Here is a chance to turn strangers into friends,” said Mirjana Komljenovic of NeighbourLink Summerland. “If you don’t want to be alone, there’s no need to be alone.”

At present, families have offered to host individuals for dinner, but few have registered as guests.

While the initiative was started as a way to help those who would otherwise spend Christmas alone, Komljenovic said it has changed since that time.

Today, it is an opportunity to experience Christmas together.

“It’s not about a need; it’s about sharing,” she said. “It’s the evolution of receiving and giving.”

Last year, 12 people were registered as guests, although many more had offered to be hosts for their Christmas dinner.

This year, the invitation to Christmas dinner has been posted on NeighbourLink’s Facebook page for several weeks.

Hosts and guests may register until Dec. 22.

Those interested in being hosts or guests are asked to call Komljenovic at 250-462-4790.


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