2016 Christmas Hamper Drive
For the past 9 years, Cause We Care Foundation has been collecting donations and putting together Christmas hampers for families in need in the Lower Mainland. An empty cupboard can be common during the holiday season for single mother families.
This year we stuffed and delivered 750 Christmas hampers to 26 front line organizations. This was our largest hamper drive ever. View photos from the event here.
For every $70, one large food hamper went to a single mother-led family on December 7th. We Care Foundation works with local companies to secure donated or wholesale cost of items to ensure your donation makes a significant impact. While each hamper requires a donation of $70, the retail value of each hamper was well over that amount worth of food and gifts for each family.
Thank you Capital Direct who matched every Christmas hamper donation, dollar for dollar!
Thank you to Save-On-Foods, Army & Navy, Aritzia, Classic Packaging Direct, Urban Impact and Purdy's Chocolates for their many years of continued support. Thank you to Dueck Auto Group for providing cargo vans for delivery of the hampers.
Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help us stuff hampers. With your help we delivered to the following organizations across the lower mainland;
- YWCA - Alder Gardens
- YWCA - Como Lake Gardens
- YWCA - Crabtree Corner
- YWCA - Crabtree Corner Housing
- YWCA - Fraser Gardens
- YWCA - Monroe House
- YWCA - Program Center - Single Mothers Grp
- YWCA - Semlin Gardens
- YWCA - Cause We Care House
- Collingwood Neighbourhood House
- Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)
- Grandview Elementary
- Jewish Family Service Agency
- Kate Booth House
- Ester's Place
- North Shore Crisis Centre (Sage & Hope)
- North Shore Neighbourhood House
- Ray-Cam Community Centre (NICCSS)
- Safe Choice Transition House
- Thunderbird Elementary
- Wenda's Place Transition House
- Waverley Elementarty
- Macdonald Elementary
- Britannia Secondary
- Van Tech Secondary
- North Shore Women's Centre
Thank you for your support this holiday season.