Helping Families
  In Need Society

A Recycling Project
"Families Helping Families"

or know someone who does?
Click Here to View Our Referral Form and to see when we are open


January 2014

Kennedy Stewart, MP Burnaby-Douglas has announced that Ray and Roxy Abernethy have been selected to receive the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their inspirational contributions, achievements and distinguished service to their fellow citizens, to their community and to their country through their volunteer work with the Helping Families In Need Society.

The medals were presented on Jan 22nd, congratulations.


Helping Families in Need Society is a small group of dedicated volunteers who take time to pickup and distribute used household items to women from transition houses, single moms on income assistance, new immigrant families and needy families in our community.

By donating your used household goods you can make a difference to families in need and help give them a new start.

With your donations and those from others in our community we are already making a huge difference.

Let's become partners in caring for others in our community.


The 12th Annual Dinner and Auction Saturday November 7th, 2015/b> Eagle Creek banquet hall, at the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. Tickets go on sale in September. Note: Doors Open 5:00pm Read About It .

Christmas 2014 - Thank you from Ray

Click Here to View dates for our 2015 Linens and Stuff Sales

Families Helping Families in Need
We have families waiting for

  • kitchen tables and chairs
  • bookcases
  • coffee tables
  • small desks
  • dressers
  • beds
  • sofas
  • dishes
  • pots and pans
  • towels
  • chairs
  • bedding
  • clothing and more. 

We also accept VCRs, microwaves and computers in good working condition.

Please consider donating your Canadian Tire Money and recyclable cans, bottles and juice boxes. We will pick them up along with your other donations.

Every item that we collect is given free of charge to those families who can pick up. For those who cannot pick up, we have a nominal fee for delivery to cover fuel costs.

Helping Families In Need Society acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia