More Christmas hampers are being delivered today in Steinbach and some of the hampers will include a gift that will last throughout the upcoming year.

Back in October, the Mennonite Heritage Village received a request for donations for Steinbach’s Community Christmas Campaign.

Executive Director Gary Dyck says they really wanted to make a donation but were restricted because the museum is a non-profit organization.

That means it does not have extra money to offer, even for a worthy cause such as Community Christmas.

But he couldn’t forget about the request. So, Dyck had some conversations with fellow staff members and then with the museum board of directors.

There was unanimous support behind an idea that would result in donating season passes for over 400 families.

This will give families something to look forward to throughout the year and they won’t have to worry about admission costs, Dyck says.

For families to visit the museum, that’s something important and personal for Dyck because that’s something he was able to do as a child and he still makes those trips with his own children.

Steinbach’s Community Christmas is sending out more than 1,000 hampers this year.