The Christmas season is fast approaching and for some, it is a time of joy, peace and family gatherings. For many of our neighbours, it can be a stressful time of the year. This Christmas is going to be especially different as we continue to fight the global pandemic and its economic, social & personal effects on us & our families.
As a community, let’s work together to alleviate some of that stress. Our Christmas Hamper Program provides a family in need with a Christmas Hamper so they can enjoy a special holiday dinner. Barrhaven families who require assistance, please contact us at xxx-xxx-xxxx. The lines are now closed.
This year, we have seen an overwhelming demand for our Christmas hamper program with 297 requests. In order to fulfill all these requests, we need $37,125.
In 2019, we had 198 Christmas hampers distributed to our neighbours in the Barrhaven community. In 2020, we expect this demand to be even higher due to pandemic and financial hardships that many more of our community members are facing.
UPDATE: This year, we have seen an overwhelming demand for our Christmas hamper program with 297 requests. In order to fulfill all these requests, we need $37,125.
We have estimated the price of a Christmas hamper to be $125. Depending upon the health & safety guidelines, we may choose to allocate these amounts to either buy items and put a hamper together or simply help a family with this amount so that they can purchase their own selection for a Christmas dinner.
You can choose to donate the full amount of $125 to help one family or simply choose any amount (select the option of Christmas hamper). If you select paypal/credit card, you have the option to select “Christmas Hamper Donations”. If you send us a cheque or etransfer, please mention that you wish to earmark this donation towards Christmas hamper program only. Please see the details in the DONATE section of our website.
We and those we help are grateful for your support. May the joys and blessings of Christmas and the Holiday season visit you and yours long and often over this time and throughout the rest of the year.