Christmas Hampers

For many Christmas is not a time filled with festivity and hope, but it can be...because Santa's got lots of help here!

Each year the Alexandra Centre Society comes together to carefully organize, assemble, and distribute food hampers that bring comfort, joy, and warm respite from hard times, because everyone should feel the true spirit of Christmas!

The Alexandra Centre Society is planning to provide Christmas hampers to 118 families within our local service area for our 2019 season!  This will include 105 children, 56 senior citizens, and 94 adults.

With the help of..

  • community service agencies who refer families & individuals in need;
  • local businesses, merchants, corporate groups, and individual donors who give generously to our cause;
  • our dedicated volunteers who put in hundreds of hours to help us bring it all together

...WE THANK YOU!!!

 

CLIENTS: *Please be advised that a referral from a social worker or service agency is required to access our Christmas Hamper Program.  Self-referrals are not accepted*  Our 2019 Christmas Hamper program is now full and we are not able to accept any further referrals for this year.

 

We are happily accepting sponsorships for groceries to support families and individuals, for our 2019 program.

$75 supports and individual; 

$150 supports a family of 2;

$300 supports a family of 4;

$450 supports a family of 6.

Any amount contributed really does make a difference in helping sponsor groceries for those who need it!

 

Our goal is to raise $10,000.

As of December 5, 2019 we have raised $7582.40!  We are almost there!

 

We are also happily accepting in-kind donations of:

--Non-perishable food items;

-Reusable shopping bags (new or gently used);

-New socks, mittens, toques, and scarves for men, women, and children;

-Grocery store gift certificates in $10 increments so that families can buy necessities;

-Senior Citizen gifts (playing cards, puzzles, books, treats, blankets, etc.).

We are also looking for donations of some specialty food items for families that have food restrictions.  We are looking for the following items:

-nut free items;

-halal foods;

-vegan & gluten free items;

-sugar free items;

-vegetarian items;

-gluten free items;

-gluten, dairy, and nut free items;

-low sodium items;

-halal chickens (7 total needed) *Please donate the chickens directly to the Alexandra Centre Society office for proper food storage*.

 

 Looking to help with volunteering some time?

We are looking for volunteers to help out on the following days & times:

1) December 12, 2019 (during office hours 9am to 5pm) - We are looking for some help with sorting donations and checking expiry dates on donated food!

2) December 13, 2019 (during office hours 9am to 5pm) - We are looking for some help with sorting donations and putting together gifts!

3) December 16, 2019, starting at 9am, to help load our groceries into our Dance Hall.  Some heavy lifting is required.  If you cant lift heavy items we can still use your help!  We will also need help getting the space ready for packing night.

4) Join us on December 17, 2019, starting at 6pm, in our Alexandra Dance Hall (9th Ave Entrance), to help us pack up our Christmas Hampers. 

5) December 19 & 20, 2019 (9:30am to 4:30pm) - We are looking for helpers on client pick-up days to help clients get their hampers and load them into their vehicles! Some heavy lifting may be required.

 

 If you are able to hep out with any of these days and times, please RSVP your attendance to Sarah at info@alexandracentresociety.org or give us a call at 403-269-5588.

 

A Huge THANK YOU to our 2019 donors and sponsors:

Bite Grocer & Eatery

Blue Circle Insurance Ltd.

Braeden Criddle

C.U.P.E. Local 38

Calaway Park

Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club

Calgary Reads

Calgary Stampede Staff & Volunteers

Corner Drugstore

Fulcrum

Girl Guides of Canada

Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club

Kido Care

Lynn Sloane

Mel Hendricks

Michael Heaney

Pasquini & Associates Consulting Ltd.

Pat Abbott 

Shoulder to Shoulder Militaria & Collectibles

Sofina Foundation

Spolumbo's Fine Foods & Deli

Steele's Transfer Ltd.

Teine Energy

The de Jonge Family

The Hoopoe Company Ltd (Tea Trader)

The Silk Road Spice Merchant

& our many community members and volunteers!

 

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