Today is the first day you can register for a hamper with Community Christmas.
You can register a hamper for yourself or for someone you feel needs one.
Carolyn Peters says it is quite common for people to register hampers for people they know.
“We have our churches who are registering individuals within their organization that they feel need a hamper,” she says. “There are people within the community who see their neighbors, friends, or family who are in need and they register them.”
Roger Blatz says many volunteers come back year after year, and it’s great to get our next generation of volunteers out there.
“This year we're actually going to have students again, which is super exciting. It's an eye-opener for a lot of kids and it's just a super fun time.”
Peters says that Community Christmas only works thanks to the generosity of the community.
“Community Christmas is funded by our community, so there are so many gracious people we're so grateful for every year.”
If you want to donate to Community Christmas, you can either donate online or stop by the foodbank. On the other hand, if you want to help deliver hampers, you can do that as well.
"It's a great way to get your family involved to show your kids, like the next generation as Roger was mentioning, it really is a gift of giving.”
If you want to help deliver hampers, all you need to do is fill-out the delivery registration form on their website.
All hamper registrations must be submitted by November 30, and delivery registrations must be submitted by December 1.
Areas they deliver hampers to: Steinbach, Blumenort, Mitchell and La Broquerie.
Wednesday, December 7, - 1:00-6:00pm
Friday, December 9, - 1:00-6:00pm
Tuesday, December 13 - 1:00-6:00pm
Areas that can come to pick-up hampers: Zhoda, Woodridge, Sandilands, St. Labre, or Marchand.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 1:00-6:00pm
For areas they do not cover, here is more information on alternate Christmas hamper organizations.