Christmas Hampers

The Alexandra Centre Society is a registered charity with a 45-year history of supporting our community.  Every year, the Alexandra Centre Society provides Christmas Hampers to those who are experiencing food insecurity issues within our communities. 

 

2020 Christmas Hamper Highlights

171 hampers to serve 355 people, including 136 children and 80 senior citizens.  

$23,350 Raised!

$14,00 in in-kind donations! 

 

Thank you so much to everyone supporting the Alexandra Centre Society Christmas Hamper Program!

 

In this strange season, we watched many people in our community experience more hardship than ever before.  We received a record 171 referrals from social agencies and filled all the requests!  With the support of our generous donors, and the efforts of our board team, volunteer team, and staff team, we packed a record 171 hampers this year and raised $37,00+ in in-kind and monetary donations.  We wish to thank everyone for their generous support!

 

Our Delivery Team:

Darwin and the team from Darwin's Moving delivered all the ACS hampers to recipients over the course of 4 days.  The ACS had contacted Darwin on December 8th after the latest round of COVID-restrictions was announced and Darwin quickly responded by generously offering his organizations' time and resources to assist with the deliveries.  We are overwhelmed by his charitable spirit and kind heart!  

 

Our Hamper Donation Partners:

Thank you to Colonel Walker, Ramsay School, and Sage Pharmacy for collecting items!

 

Our Volunteer Team:

Thank you to the volunteers that contributed to the success of the hamper program.  Thank you for making phone calls, moving groceries and for doing what you can from afar.  We look forward to seeing all of you in person next year!  Your efforts are appreciated!

 

Our Specialty Items Donors:

Thank you to our specialty item sponsors:

-Handmade holiday cards and gift packages for seniors: The 98th Calgary Guides and the 134th Calgary Sparks

-Toy Donations: Braeden Criddle and CUPE Local 38

-Turkey Donations: Sofina Foundation (Lilydale)

-Ham Donations: Inglewood Child Development Centre

-Book Donations:  Calgary Reads

-Stuffed Animal Donations: Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club

-Cardboard Boxes:  U-HAUL, Cascades, and Tea Trader

-Handmade knit items: Pat Moss

 

Our Grocery Order Team:

Thank you to Tina and her team at East Village Superstore for helping us coordinate the bulk grocery order.  We also wish to thank them for providing us with a generous gift voucher for the products and offering free delivery to our premise. 

 

Our Client Referral Organizations:

To respect our clients' confidentiality, we will respectfully refrain from naming our partners, but please know that we appreciate all the efforts that the social workers and administrators of these organizations have contributed to referring clients in need. 

 

Our Generous Donors:

Thank you to our generous corporate and personal donors that provided monetary and in-kind donations!  We really appreciate your support!!

Servus Credit Union,  Tea Trader, Sage Pharmacy, Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club, Teine Energy, Commons Church, Hoffman Law, WOW Lighting and Controls, Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation, Junction 9, Juniper Limbs Tattoo, Able Demolition Services, AHS IT Resources Management and Business Services, Justine Dowd, Michael Heaney, Linda Mouland, John Brimacombe, Allison Zwozdesky, Sara Gruetzner, Leigh MacComb, Teresa Humphries, Glenda Wiseman, Franca Best & our many community residents, members & friends who wish to remain anonymous!

 

Happy Holidays!  We look forward to working with everyone again next year!

 

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