Dear Friends,

“I just wanted to say thank you to our donor and the Women’s Transition house for the gift card hamper this year. I broke down in tears when I opened the card and saw your generosity. Thank you so much for making a year so difficult feel more comfortable for my children and I.” ~Hamper Recipient

 

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING AS WE ARE SHORT DONORS THIS YEAR.

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!

We can all agree that 2021 has continued to be challenging and unpredictable for everybody, and all the more so for the women and children who have used our services this year. As many of you know we changed our Christmas Hamper format last year from gifts to only gift cards. This new format empowered our women to provide gifts and food of their choices for their families and provided much joy and happiness.

We will continue with the gift card format for our 2021 Hamper program to allow the women to use for their own Christmas shopping.

2021 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 of 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, December 10th, 2021, to ensure we have time to get them to our clients in time for Christmas. To arrange a drop-off date, place call 250-592-2927.

Please feel free to contact us at any time at christmas@vwth.bc.ca or by phone at 250-380-7527 ext#114. We hope you will join us in spreading some Christmas cheer to our clients this year.

 

Warm thanks for your support!

Best Regards

 

Nancy Nyandika, Christmas Hamper Program Coordinator

 

 

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