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Langley moms are still in desperate need of diapers

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Langley's Kim Snow cuddles a friend's baby. Not all moms in Langley have the means to provide their infants with all the necessities of life. That is why she is still accepting donations of diapers and other items which she will distribute to those who need them most.
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Kim Snow wants to remind Langley residents that the need to help those less fortunate, especially babies and kids, doesn’t go away at Christmas.

“People don’t just get hungry or have needs at Christmas time,” said the Langley resident.

More than 16 years ago, Snow created Kimzangels, a behind the scenes group of  volunteers in Langley who organize to help the needs of children in our own backyard. She works with Langley’s Best Babies, principals at Langley Secondary and Walnut Grove Secondary, Douglas Park Community School, Southgate Church, and more. Snow, with connections that include several people who run high profile companies, Langley firefighters, paramedics and RCMP as well as politicians, are all part of her team of “angels.”

“People can help out all year long,” she said.

In fact, the need has never been greater.

There are currently around 175 struggling moms with babies and young ones that are in need of diapers and baby food.

A box of diapers costs around $25 to $30 and lasts less than a month.

“We are in desperate need of diapers and baby food. Every little bit helps,” said Snow. Newborn and pullup diapers are the big need right now.

She also would love to figure out how to get fresh fruits and veggies to some of these families.

Snow, who runs her own hair salon in Langley, is always more than willing to pick up donations from anyone who is willing to give.

“The nice thing is people can know these donations are going straight to the people in need,” she said. She hand delivers to the moms. Through Facebook or email, Snow will put out a call to her angels and donations come in.

Just this week, a family was in need of children’s beds. The beds were donated and Snow found an angel to pick them up and drive them to the family home.

“It’s amazing how Teamkimzangels always come through,” she said. If you would like to be one of Kim’s angels and donate, email her at kimzangels@hotmail.ca.

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