DPPCA Christmas Miracle Food Hamper Project
The volunteers are busy getting ready to make 2017 Christmas Miracle Food Hamper Deliveries to 50+ families in our community. We are thankful for the continued support received from area schools, churches, businesses and individuals over the past 30+ years. You make this project possible!
Did you know? Financial Donations of $175.00 pays for all of the groceries in a Christmas food hamper for a single mom and 2 children under 7 years old. This gives mom extra money to spend for Christmas. The City of Kitchener will issue income tax receipts for any donations over $20.00. Donations can be made at the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre during office hours. Please make cheques payable to the City of Kitchener.
Non-Perishable Food Donations are always appreciated. Needed items include: canned products such as soup, vegetables, fruit, stew, unsweetened and low salt fruit or vegetable juices, and spaghetti sauce; boxes of whole grain and low-sugar cereal, crackers, and jars of peanut butter. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the community centre, area schools, churches, and other participating neighbourhood businesses before December 13th.
Donations of New Warm Knitted Mitts for Children are also accepted (most needed for ages 4-14). Mitts can be dropped off at the donation box located at the Pioneer Park Public Library until Wednesday December 13th.
Donating $2 to the Twoonies for Tins Campaign helps pay for the perishable food items that are included in each hamper. This project is easy to organize for your club, class or family.
Volunteers for the 2017 Christmas Miracle Food Hamper Project can sign-up at the community centre office before Friday December 8th. Registration is limited. Volunteers are needed to help sort donations on Thursday December 14th and pack/deliver hampers on Saturday December 16th.
If you need a Christmas Food Hamper for your family please contact the House of Friendship at 519-742-8327 (51 Charles Street, Kitchener).
If your group would like a presentation on how to sponsor a family or run a fundraising event or campaign, please call the community centre 519-741-2641. It will be greatly appreciated!