More families, bigger families, more kids.
This is the story for 2022. We estimate that the Christmas Hamper Ministry this year will cost about $12,000 and while donations have been strong, we still need another $4000 to break even. Please do what you can to support this important Ministry.
We are also gratefully accepting donations for our Christmas Marketplace: Christmas wrap and cards, small decorations, school supplies, warm socks.
The All Saints’ Christmas Hamper Ministry has, for over 50 years, worked with partner churches to ensure that low income families in our community are able to share the special blessings of the Christmas season. This year is no exception.Between 150 – 200 family units are supported each year. As always, we rely on your generous support to bring this Ministry to life. Here’s how you can help: FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION The Christmas Hampers given by All Saints contain both a Food and a Gift portion. Both Food and Gifts (clothing/toys) are provided in the form of grocery and retail gift cards tailored specifically to the size of the family unit. Gift cards give these families the opportunity to purchase exactly what is right for them including what their child is hoping to get for the holidays You can make cash donations towards the grocery gift cards and/or the retail gift cards by:
- placing envelope on the collection plate
- dropping off at the church office
- using the Donate button on the church website allsaintswhitby.org.
Whichever donation method you choose, please make sure your donation is clearly marked for the Christmas Hamper Ministry. Distribution will take place in early December so we would appreciate receiving your donation as soon as possible. CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE Giving an envelope isn’t quite as much fun as giving a toy or gift so during the Hamper pick up we invite our clients to enjoy our Christmas Marketplace, an assortment of Christmas cards, wrap, small decorations, candles, confectionery, knitted goods, personal care items…a variety of items that add a little extra to the season. Donations of items for the Marketplace are also appreciated and will be made available to our families when they pick up their Hampers. SPONSORSHIP If you would normally be going to a Christmas lunch with a group of colleagues from work or with friends, consider collecting that money and using it to sponsor a family. It costs approx. $200 to sponsor a family of 4. Thank you for helping us to share the Joy of Christmas with those less fortunate.