Celebrating Women at Options

2019 Christmas Hamper Fund

A huge Thank You for your contribution to the 2019 Christmas Hamper Fund!

Cash donations ranged anywhere from¬†$5¬†to $3,000. Every dollar counted and together ‚Äď what a difference we have¬†made! Thanks to your incredible generosity and support,¬†73 families (with a total of¬†182 children)¬†and 3 individuals will have a much brighter Christmas.

In addition to cash donations, just a few of the items gratefully accepted and distributed were brand new toys, blankets, socks, scarves, toques, gloves and gift cards.

We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and all the very best in 2020.

We would like to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of some of the women that work here at Options Community Services! 


Congratulations to our very own Executive Director, Christine Mohr on recently being nominated for the nationally recognized 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards! YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.  Winners will be announced May 13th, 2019.  


Congratulations to Monika Verma (our new Senior Manager of Immigrant Services).. and to Kamaljit Kaur Lehal (Vice Chair on our Board of Directors) for being recipients of the 2019 Shakti Awards! The Shakti Awards were founded by Sonia Andhi in an effort to recognize the work and efforts of women in our community. 


Heather Lynch, manager of our Youth Services Department, was nominated in 2018 and again in 2019 for the Surrey Women in Business Awards.  The five categories for these awards are Entrepreneur, Professional, Not-for-Profit Leader, Corporate/Leadership and Social Trailblazer.  Congratulations Heather on being recognized in the not-for-profit category for your ongoing leadership and inspiration in our community. 

Women being presented with award

(in photo from left, Noemy Rodas (Youth Services Assistant Manager), Lexi Lynch (Heather's Daughter), Betsy Myers (SBOT keynote speaker- and former Senior Advisor to USA Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama), Heather Lynch (Youth Services Manager), Tammy Dyer (Deputy Executive Director), Christine Mohr (Executive Director) 




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