On Wednesday, December 7th, over 40 volunteers came together and stuffed and delivered 500 food hampers. These hampers were donated to the following front-line organizations:
YWCA Single Mother’s Support Groups
Grandview Elementary School
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
Richard McBride Elementary School (New West)
Network of Inner City Community Services Society
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Kate Booth House
North Shore Crisis Centre
The Cause We Care Foundation Christmas Hamper Drive is now considered the largest hamper drive in the city!
Each hamper weighed approx. 15 lbs and was filled with food, socks, chocolates, lip gloss and a little hope. Not only did we meet our goal of 500 but we exceeded it – collecting donations for 532 hampers along with a generous donation of $5000. The extra donations we received will go into our Emergency Fund and be spent in 2012 to assist families in need at other times during the year when food is scarce.
On behalf of our Board, I want to thank you all for your generous donations. I want to also thank the tremendous corporate donations of supplies, and whole sale costs for goods purchased. A special thank you to the following corporate donors and supporters:
- Save On Foods – Cambie Street location
- Army & Navy (socks)
- Atlas Courier
- Bacci's (lipstick and silk t- shirts)
- Brooke & Tracey Wade – donation
- Happy Planet Juice
- Pete & Libby Dobell – Storage On Terminal
- Purdy's Chocolates
- Salt Spring Coffee
- Windset Farms (mini cucumbers and cherry tomatoes)
- BC Fresh (russet potatoes)
We also want to thank the unbelievable team effort from the volunteers that came out on Wednesday morning.
Finally, I want to acknowledge that during the lead up to our supply drives, the number of reminder emails we send can become frequent but thanks to you, 500 families will now have a little extra food this holiday season.
Thank you to Tanis Goldman for her unbelievable effort and thanks to all of you for your outstanding generosity and support.
We wish you a very happy holiday and healthy joyful new year.