NEWS RELEASE · 15th December 2010
We are in the final week for delivering Christmas Hampers and donations to date are down but we know how the community always comes through, even in trying times. Donations since the last article include M Ouwehand $100; Dr. W Lombard $200; Citywest Cable & Telephone $100; First West Credit Union re - Wendy Kraft, Employee Volunteering Recognition Program $100; Anonymous $100; Anonymous $10; Luso-Canadian Ladies Auxiliary $250; Anonymous $10; Dr. & Mrs. G. Gottschling $1000, Dr. C Gottschling & Dr. Stevenson Inc. $1000; Anonymous $25; Mr. & Mrs. R McLeod $200, Leonard Stewart $100; Dr. I van der Merwe $300; D Thomsen $25; Community Carol Festival $419.49; Terrace Vision Care $100; Viola Levesque $100; Anonymous $30; D Roth $10; Jo Ann Hildebrandt $50; Jamie Middleton $100 and Girl Guides, Brownies and Leaders $140 in Gift Certificates. This brings us to a total of $6168.55.
Christmas hampers are being delivered Saturday, December 18th beginning at 10:00 a.m., until are routes are completed. Thanks to all the volunteers who donate so generously of their time and vehicles. Donations of non-perishable food and gifts can still be dropped off at Advantage Wings Travel and the Dairy Queen. Cash donations may be mailed to Box 20, V8C 2G6, or dropped off at Envision Credit Union. Receipts are issued for $10 and over. We look forward to the CAW gate collections with RTA hopefully matching that amount. It has been a very difficult year for many in our community and we hope to be able to fill all the requests we receive for the Christmas hampers.
Thank you to all who have donated. Food donations will be picked up from all the Kitimat schools during the week prior to delivery. The ongoing support of the media is most appreciated. This year Hawk Air is offering two return tickets to Vancouver (in Kitimat, Terrace and Prince Rupert) in a draw to be made prior to Christmas - anyone making a donation to Wings Travel may enter his/her name into the draw. Thank you everyone - please continue your Sharing and Caring for Christmas 2010.
Seipman Construction 50,000 Save-On/Overwaitea bonus points that can be used to purchase food; Girl Guides for making Christmas gift tags to be used when wrapping gifts; Baptist Youth Group for holding a food drive in Kildala neighbourhood recently and food donated for hampers; Corinne Scott held an appreciation dinner for her support staff asking them to bring either a gift, food or cash donation for Christmas hampers, Red Hat Ladies for collecting food and CS Girls Christmas dinner for donating gift certificates for teens. Thank you all. We welcome any publicity of groups or individuals doing "fund" raising for the Christmas Hampers and you can leave a message at the Food Bank, 632-6611, to be included in our articles.