Dear Friends,

Please accept my warmest thank you for the Hamper you provided my children and I. I can’t tell you how much it made a difference at a time when I was not in much of a Christmas spirit. ~ Hamper Recipient

 

A gift can come in many forms, but the kindness behind it is what shines through! Thank you to our existing donors for your past support and a warm welcome to our new donors! Did you know that last year, through your generosity, we were able to provide Christmas Hampers to over 200 Women and Children in need?!? This was a record-high number for our program all thanks to you.

2020 has been a challenging and unpredictable year for everybody, and all the more so for the Women and Children who have used our services this year. While the recommended safety precautions around Covid-19 prevent us from running our regular Christmas Hamper program, we truly hope our modified version will serve to provide our clients with the same joy and relief we’ve witnessed in past years.

Please note this year that we will only be collecting donations of Gift Cards this year, in lieu of gift items, and will then distribute them to the women and families to use for their own Christmas shopping.

2020 Donation Options for Gift Card Hampers

Option 1:

Provide a Gift Card Hamper for a Single Woman for her to use to purchase Holiday groceries, household items and some special Christmas gifts and/or treats.
  • Min $50 (or more) in Grocery Gift Cards
  • $50 (or more) in other Gift Cards for use in purchasing Christmas gifts

Option 2:

Provide a Gift Card Hamper for a Family. Moms will use the gift cards to purchase Holiday groceries, gifts for her children and some special gifts/treats for herself.
  • Min $100 (or more) in Grocery Gift Cards dependent on the family size
  • $50 (or more) per family member in Gift Cards for use in purchasing Christmas Gifts

Option 3:

Provide Gift Card Hampers for our “Shelter Families”. These cards will be used to purchase personalized gifts for the Women and Children staying in the Shelter this Christmas time.
  • Gift cards, in any denomination, and for all age categories, are welcome
  • We will provide a list of commonly requested stores

Spread the Cheer throughout the year!

Donate Gift Cards to assist with client needs throughout the year and beyond the Holiday Season. This is the ideal way to help year-round!
  • Easy to store in our limited space
  • Provides solutions for specific and unforeseen circumstances
  • Grocery gift cards help ensure clients’ food needs are met

To complete a donor form, please CLICK HERE. Upon receipt fo your donation form, we will contact you to provide additional information. Please note that we are hoping to have all Gift Card donations collected by Friday, November 20th, 2020, to ensure we have time to get them to our clients in time for Christmas. To arrange a drop-off date, place call Heidi at 250-592-2927, ext#217.

Please feel free to contact us at any time at christmas@vwth.bc.ca or by phone at 250-380-7527 ext#110. We hope you will join us in spreading some Christmas cheer to our clients this year.

 

Warm thanks for your support!

Best Regards

 

Maria Wong, Christmas Hamper Program Coordinator

 

 

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