Hyland House
Surrey, British Columbia

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  • Hyland House - Surrey, 6595 King George Hwy, Surrey , Wrapping instructions: Please include the name, ID# (Assigned ID), a description of the gift, the size of the gift, and name of the shelter. Dropoff Details: Please drop off at 6595 King George Hwy, Surrey with the following: -gift labeled with first name and last initial/assigned id -what the item is on the back of the gift tag -separate any personal letters or notes. Shelter address: Hyland House - Surrey, 6595 King George Hwy, Surrey. Phone: 604-599-8900

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Brian was born in Surrey and is 58 years old.

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Heidi is originally from Ashcroft, BC. She is 43 years old and has lived in the Vancouver area for about 1 year. She has experience as a truck driver, care giver and in hospitality. Heidi is unable to work now due to an injury but would like to return to truck driving in the future. Her biggest challenges are security and finding living accomodations.

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Bentley is 57 years old and is originally from Edmonton AB. He has been in the Vancouver area for over a year. He would like to find work as a heavy equipment operator. Bentley's biggest challenges include finding shelter, clothing, and feeling secure. What helps him most is encouraging others and spending time in prayer.

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Doug is 62 years old and is from Edmonton, AB. He has been in the Vancouver area since 2009. He would like to work in sales in building materials. Doug has some health challenges that makes working difficult.

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Dan is 60 years old and is originally from West Van. He used to work in the moving business.

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Dave is 59 years old and originally from Chilliwack, BC. He lived in Port Alberni for 30 years working in the pulp and paper trades. He was forced out of his last job on the Island due to plant downsizing. His biggest challenge now is finding a place to live and support himself. What encourages him most are his children and grandchildren.

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Ken is 62 years old, and was born and raised in the Lower Mainland. He's been a truck driver for most of his life. Ken's biggest challenge has been his health. What helps him feel most encouraged is just trying to be in the moment.

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Rina was born in Prince Rupert and came to the Vancouver hoping for a new beginning. She is 36 years old. Her biggest challenge is food. Rina is grateful to so many people whom she has met lately and for their kindness.

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Satnam is from India and has lived in the Vancouver area for 22 years. He has experience in mill work. What would encourage him most is having a home.

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Carl is 52 years old and is originally from Ashern, MB. He has lived in the Vancouver area for 23 years now. He used to work in labour but found his health failing and was no longer able to work. His biggest challenge these days is finding affordable housing. What encourages him most is trying to stay positive.

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Tom is 44 years old and is originally from Edmonton, AB. He has lived in the Vancouver area for the past 3 years. He has experience being a dishwasher. Tom's biggest challenge is food. He enjoys being around friendly people.

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Diane was born and raised in the Vancouver area but spent a short time of her life in NWT. She has experience working in a variety of settings including a tanning studio, in a bakery, running a B&B, and cleaned houses for years. She is a single parent with a son and daughter. Diane struggles with addiction and it has forced her to make some tough choices in life. She looks forward to one day being able to work again, and having a home.

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Parviz is originally from Iran, and arrived in the Vancouver area over a year ago. He worked in an office for over 20 years in Iran but his life was in danger. He fled to Turkey where he spent time as a refugee. Parviz misses his family and is sad for his daughter. He hopes they can come to Canada one day.

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Jim is originally from Vancouver. He has lived here is whole life, and he's been homeless for years. He used to be a driving instructor and has experience in car sales. His biggest challenge is finding a home he can afford. What encourages Jim most is being at Hyland House.

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Fumiko was born in Japan. She would like to work as a maker of hand-made crafts. She enjoys making baby shoes, hats bibs, ribbon embroidery and fancy, beaded things.

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Betty is from northern Alberta and is 66 years old. She has called Vancouver home for the past 48 years. She has experience in customer service in grocery stores. Some challenges Betty faces are having to stretch money to pay for food and prescriptions. What helps her to feel most encouraged is having a strong support system around her.

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Roy was born in Kamloops but has lived in Metro Vancouver most of his life. He is 59 years old. He has experience as a truck diver and warehouse supervisor. His biggest challenges include finances and finding affordable housing. What encourages him most is knowing he might be able to get healthy again and return to work.

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Dave was born in Vancouver and has lived here all his life. He was a fire fighter for most of his life. His biggest challenges include affording food, interacting with people, and finding a purpose. What encourages him most is having a purpose.

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Elizabeth is from Guatemala. She has lived in the Vancouver area for 7 years. She is now 65 years old. She has worked in general labor. She finds adapting to her community a big challenge. What encourages her most is putting in efforts towards her health.

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Maureen has been in the Vancouver area all her life. She is 69 years old. She used to be a teacher. Maureen's biggest challenge is security. What encourages her most is setting and achieving goals.

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  • Rain boots, size 8.5 womens, black

  • sweat pants, women's size XL

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Christine was born in Peterborough, ON and is 50 years old. She has been in the Vancouver area for 25 years, and has been clean and sober since December 16/2012. She has experience working as a cashier, in transition houses and recovery houses. She would like to do a job helping others. Her biggest challenge is paying for food and clothes. She enjoys volunteering and helping others. She enjoys seeing people change and grow.

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William is originally from North Van. He is 45 years old. In January of 2016, he fell at work and injured his spine. He was unable to have the surgery needed to release pressure off his spine. He couldn't pay for his home or vehicle and ended up losing them both. Life is very challenging for William.

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Jenn is originally from Lethbridge, AB and has been in the Vancouver area for 4 months. She wanted a new start and loves BC. Her biggest challenge is housing. Jenn feels most encouraged when she is accomplishing personal goals.

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Johann is originally from Austria and is 60 years old. He has been in the Vancouver area since May. He would one day like to retire and find a place somewhere in the Okanagan. His biggest challenge is dealing with noise. He enjoys reading.

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Nicole was born in Germany and has been in the Vancouver area since she was 5 years old. She has worked in apartment buildings as a painter, cleaner, and maintenance. She would like a job in the same area. Her biggest challenge is living on a tight monthly budget. What helps her to feel most encouraged is having a good support network of friends.

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  • Grocery gift card

Joanne is 61 years old and is originally from Moncton NB. She moved to the Vancouver area 25 years ago to help out her kids. Joanne has worked handing out newspapers. Her biggest challenge is keeping warm. What helps her feel most encouraged is when she is able to go to work because it helps her to meet people and not feel so alone.

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  • Warm footwear, womens size 5 or 6

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  • Warm stretch pants, womens size M, Black

Nick is 53 years old and was born in Richmond BC. He enjoys work where he can help others. Last year, Nick lost a finger in an accident so this past year has been quite difficult. His biggest challenge lately has been staying warm and dry. What encourages him most is when he knows that he has done his best, and the feeling of accomplishment it brings.

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Leslie is 65 years old and is from Edmonton, AB. He's been in the Vancouver area for 7 years, coming here to get away from some troubles. Unfortunately, it's been tough since coming here. He can no longer work at all. His biggest challenge is staying warm and dry.

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Randy is 46 years old and has lived in the Vancouver area all his life. He has worked as a printing pressman and Casino host. He would love any job dealing with the public. Randy's biggest challenges include food and shelter for his wife and kids. His family is his greatest encouragement, and staying positive.

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  • Hoodie, Men's size M, Black

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  • Jeans, Men's size 30, length 30

Carrie is 51 years old and is originally from Victoria, BC. She has spent the past 6 years in Surrey. Her biggest challenge these days is keeping warm. What encourages Carrie most is having her mom talk to her and her family.

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Vern is 63 years old and is from Surrey, BC. Vern was a household mover but is retired now. He is most encouraged when he's able to put a smile on someone's face.

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Carey is 60 years old and was born and raised in the Vancouver area. Carey has never been married and feels lonely much of the time. His father passed away last year. He used to work as a cook in sport fishing camps in NWT and Yellowknife. He would really like a phone, it would help him so much.

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John is 40 years old and is from Surrey. He's lived here all of his life. He used to be a carpenter. John loves working outside and working with his hands. His biggest challenge has been a battle with depression for several years. He feels most encouraged by helping others, as well as mentoring younger people and offering his expertise.

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Curt is from Kitsilano in Vancouver and is 49 years old. He has experience as a delivery driver, and moving. He considers himself a jack-of-all-trades. What encourages him most is when he is working every day, making money...being a real go-getter.

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Sheryl is from Williams Lake, BC and is 46 years old. She has lived in the Vancouver area for 17 years, and came here for the scenery. She has experience in clerical and retail work, and would like to find a job helping people. Her biggest challenge is security.

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  • Warm footwear womens size 7.5

  • Sweater, womens size M, Blue

Edward is 66 years old and has lived in the Vancouver all his life. Edward has worked in music, farm labor, apartment manager, construction and other odd jobs. His biggest challenges include food, staying warm and dry, and security. Edward loves to play music and sing.

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  • Socks

  • Scarf

Linda is originally from Glace Bay, NS and is 69 years old. She came to the Vancouver area over 30 years ago because of the better weather. She has worked in the past in nursing, psychiatric nursing, drafting and strata management. She can no longer work since she is disabled. Her biggest challenges include keeping warm, secure and safe. What encourages her most is her son in Japan, her adopted family in Richmond, and her grandson. Their love means so much.

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  • Starbuck's gift card

  • Depends (size Large)

Grant is originally from Duncan, BC and is 64 years old. He's been in the Vancouver area since 2006 to work for a friend. Grant has experience working in logging, mill work, managing a restaurant, and truck driving. He can no longer work due to his health. His biggest challenge is security. What encourages Grant most is remembering that he's still living despite his health challenges.

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  • Hoodie, mens size L, blue or black

  • shaving kit