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. We need your help to make our 2020 program a success!

 

This year, we have referrals for 171 hampers to help 355 people, including 136 children and 80 senior citizens.  This represents a 40% increase in referrals this year!

 

We are asking for support in the following ways:

 

1) In-Kind Contributions

Drop off items to the Alexandra Dance Hall (9th Ave Entrance, 922 - 9 Ave SE)

Drop off dates:

Nov 30 to Dec 2 (9am to 1:30pm)

Thursday, Dec 3 (9am to 5pm)

Saturday, Dec 5 (10am to 6pm)

 

Items we are collecting:

-Non-perishable food 

-Socks stuffed with toiletries, gloves, treats, etc. (For all ages & genders)

-Gifts for Children & Seniors

-Grocery store gift cards

 

We are also looking for a few specialty items for a few hampers:

-Halal food options

-Vegetarian food options

-Diabetic/sugar-free food options

-Gluten-free food options

 

 

2) Financial Contributions

Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year! 

Donations can be made via PayPal through our website, by e-transfer to info@alexandracentresociety.org, and by cheque or cash.  We are a registered charity 118781996RR0001.  All donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

 

3) Volunteer Opportunities

We could use some help with putting together hampers and delivering to those in need.  We need volunteers but must be flexible with planning, so that we can keep volunteers and clients safe with the changing covid-19 environment.

Below are some dates that we need assistance.

December 4 - 9am - Picking up donations from local schools and bringing them to the Centre & sorting items.

December 7 - 9am - Grocery Delivery Day (unpacking all the ordered groceries from pallets and bringing them inside)

December 11 - 10am - Delivery Day (shipping hampers to senior towers in East Village)

December 15 - 10am - Delivery Day (shipping & delivering hampers to East Village)

December 17 & 18 - Curbside Pick-up Days (helping bring hampers curbside to those who are picking up).

 

We may also need extra help with sorting and packing, depending on the amount of donations and work to be done.  We will have a better idea of what needs to be done by December 7th.  If you are available during the day from December 8 to 16 we would love to have you on our list of people we can call for help! Send an e-mail to info@alexandracentresociety.org letting us know your availability!

 

Our Christmas Hampers have had a huge impact on families and seniors in our community.  A big thank you to everyone who contributes to making our program a success! 

 

A HUGE THANK YOU to our 2020 Donors to date: 

Sofina Foundation

Cenovus Energy

Pat Moss

Braeden Criddle

Colonel Walker Elementary School Staff, Students & Families

Ramsay Elementary School Staff, Students & Families

Tea Trader

Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club

WOW Lighting and Controls

Cascades

The Junction 9 Team

Arterra Wines Canada

Teine Energy

98th Girl Guides

Sage Plus Clinical Pharmacy

Calgary Reads

Hoffman Law

& our many community residents, members & friends!

 

 

 

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