Christmas Hampers

The Alexandra Centre Society is a registered charity with over 45 years of history supporting our Calgary community.  Every year, the Alexandra Centre Society provides Christmas Hampers to those who are experiencing food insecurity issues with-in our community.  We raise funds and collect necessities to support our Christmas Hamper Program.  We need your help to make our 2021 hampers a success! 

 

Our referral applications have been collected.  Requests for 2021 have more than doubled from last year.  We are planning to prepare 268 hampers for our 2021 season.  Hampers will support over 800 people including almost 400 children.  We can really use your support to make the season merry for all those who have been referred to our program! 

 

We ask for your support in the following ways: 

 

In-Kind Contributions:  Please give us a call or e-mail for information on how you can drop off items to our office -  info@alexandracentresociety.org or call 403-269-5588 and leave a voice message and we will return your call.

In-Kind Donation Wishlist:

  • New toys for children ages 5 to 12
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Warm winter gear like socks, gloves, scarves, and toques for all ages. 

 

Financial Contributions:  100% of funds raised for Christmas Hampers are used to purchase food, gifts, and supplies needed for our Christmas Hampers.  

Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

  • E-transfer to info@alexandracentresociety.org
  • Through our website via PayPal
  • By mailing a cheque to our office.  Cheques should be made payable to “Alexandra Centre Society”.

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt, so please ensure we have your contact information.

 

2022 Christmas Hamper Program Information:

We are not able to accept self-referrals to our program.  To be considered for a hamper, a referral request, from a social worker or service agency, needs to be sent from the referring agencies business e-mail address.  Due to our high volume of requests and inquiries to our Christmas Hamper Program, phone calls and e-mails from those seeking to self-refer to our program will not be answered.  We are only able to contact referring agencies directly regarding invitations to apply on a client’s behalf.  Social workers and referring agencies are welcome to contact us, by e-mail, in October 2022 to request an invitation to refer clients to our 2022 program.

Some examples of those that may be able to help with a referral are:

  • School Councillor or Principal
  • Social Worker or Case Worker
  • Housing Company
  • Family Doctor, Primary Care Network, or Alberta Health Services
  • Religious Leader
  • Community Resource Centre
  • Social Service Agency (examples: CUPS, Immigrant Services Calgary, The Mustard Seed, etc.)

 

Questions or concerns?

Please e-mail Sarah Gladue at info@alexandracentresociety.org 

 

Thank you for your support!