“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
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! Last year, for many reasons, we had an increase in the clientele we serve, and were able to provide Gift Card Hampers to 77 single women, 67 Families of a Mom +1, 68 Families of a Mom +2, and 53 Families of a Mom + 3 or more. Thanks to the generosity of all you, our donors, we were able to help make Christmas a little brighter for all of them.
We can all agree that 2022 has continued to be a challenging and unpredictable year, and all the more so for the women and children who have used our services this year. We have found that, although not entirely by choice, the changes to the Christmas Hamper program have been very successful and have provided our clients with a sense of independence, allowing them to buy gifts for their families while still giving the same joy and relief witnessed in past years. Please note that we will be collecting donations of Gift Cards only again this year, in lieu of gift items, and will then distribute them to the women and families to use for their own Christmas shopping.
Sign up to be a Hamper Donor and we will match you, your company or group, with a VWTH client family or individual. Our clients include single women, single moms of young children or teenagers and older women.
Interested? Please complete our online Hamper Application Form for Donors. Upon receipt of your donation form, we will contact you to provide additional information including your matched client/family, their Christmas wish list and information and guidelines.
Please note that we will be collecting all Christmas Gift Card Hamper donations the week of Monday November 21st – Friday November 25th, 2022 to ensure that our clients have sufficient time to complete their Christmas shopping. If you cannot drop off during this time or would like to drop off earlier please call 250-592-2927 ext#217 to arrange a time.
For questions regarding the Christmas Hamper Program, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 250-380-7527 ext#111.
If you would like to receive a tax receipt for your gift card donations please indicate on your donor application form. When dropping off your Gift Card hamper you will need to do the following:
1. Include a separate envelope labelled ‘TAX RECEIPT REQUESTED’
2. Include your hamper match sheet in this envelope with your donor# and match#
3. Include your name, and address you would like on the tax receipt
4. If it is a group of people donating please include a list of names, addresses, emails and amount donated of those needing a tax receipt
5. ORIGINAL sales receipts for all corresponding gift cards you have purchased. A tax receipt is cannot be issued without the original sales receipt(s)
6. An ACTIVATION receipt for each gift card. (if applicable).
We invite community members to join the program and become donors. For more information, please contact our program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, at 250-380-7527 ext. 111. We thank all generous donors for their heartwarming contributions.
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