2017 Christmas Hamper Project
Next Sunday (December 10th) we will be collecting the gifts that you have purchased for the adopted families. The packing of the food hampers will commence at 13.00 hours. When we are finished we will have 67 hampers packed and awaiting delivery on Saturday, 16 December. Also next Sunday we will have Metro/Basics food vouchers to be inserted into Christmas cards for families in the Caldwell and Debra Dynes subsidized housing areas.
Hamper packing will make Christmas come alive for you so bring the kids, have fun, and get satisfaction from assisting needy families in our area. We are so organized that you will be home from your efforts by 14.30, guaranteed!
Please wrap your gifts but do not attach a label, simply mark the gift with a sticky note to indicate the child that it is intended for and the family number. If you bring the gifts in next Sunday we will take them and install a Christian Christmas label with wishes from CVUC.
The coming week will see us take inventory of food donations from you and the local schools. We will need help – signup sheets are in the Friendship Room. Collection from the schools will be arranged by Lloyd Seaman. If you have signed up for school food pick-up, expect to hear from him to get your instructions. Drivers for delivery of the hampers are also necessary. Signup sheets are downstairs next to the families available for adoption.
Thank you for your participation and support with this annual project that CVUC has undertaken for well over 30 years. We have good reason to be self-satisfied!
Robert Pegrum and Joan Dobson, Hamper Committee Co-Chairs
Friendship Baskets ~ please ensure all donations (puddings, fruit cups, jams and candies) for the Friendship Baskets are in the Kitchen by Sunday, December 3rd. Home-made cookies are very much appreciated and can be delivered no later than Wednesday December 6th to the home of Joan Dobson.
Any questions or offers to help? Call Joan Dobson 613-224-0336, Robert Pegrum (613-224-4870) or speak to any other member of the Hamper Committee:
Fern McGale, Ron Horton, Barb Williams, Michelle Suitor, Lloyd Seaman
Note: You may also donate here by way of our City View “Canada Helps!” page.