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REPORTING · 16th December 2014

Thank you all again for continuing to support our 2014 Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Time is speeding by and the Christmas Hampers will be delivered on Saturday, December 20th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. For those receiving hampers please ensure there is a responsible teen or adult at home to sign for the hamper. If not signed for, the hamper will be returned to the Food Bank and can be picked up on Tuesday, December 23rd, between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. A special note – even though clients are receiving a Christmas hamper they are also entitled to their usual monthly hamper.

Cash donations are steadily coming in as well as donations of non-perishable food and wonderful gifts. Gareen Ball hosted her annual Christmas Sharing Tree at City Centre Mall this past Saturday where several people dropped by to wish us a Merry Christmas and make a donation. Our thanks to Gareen and her guest hosts Jessie Ball, Mayor Phil Germuth and Wendy Kraft of Envision Financial as well as to Telus/Sight & Sound and EZ Roc for providing the means for this broadcast. We received several donations of gifts and food as well as cash donations amounting to $372.69. Jim Ferguson, with the assistance of his son, wife and mother, donated his hand made rocking horse, a Lego table with two chairs and a rocking cradle complete with a dressed baby doll, including quilt and blankets. Jim has been making and donating these items for several years now and they are much appreciated. G&M Durocher donated 5 huge adorable teddy bears – thank you so much.

Financial donations made this past week include Dr. D. Carstens $130; RSK Excavating & Contracting $500; L Marleau $50; L Stinson $20; P Hammer $220; M Gueguen $100; G McDermid $100; Mountainview Alliance Church $225; Anonymous $100; E McLaren $50; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #993 $4,718; D Dorris $150; D Kelly $100; B&J Berger $50; W&K Macaulay $50; R&J McLeod $100; JA Hildebrandt $100; Community Futures 16/37 $129; HB Construction $400; M Biasco $60; E Entezaralmahdi $20; B Glousfer $24.50; K Guite $240; B Van Epps $100; A Byron $40; H Guite $60; S Nukardeey $60; L Gomez-Garcia $20; K Lalonde $20; P Reiter $50; Anonymous $25; C Daum $100; J Santos $20; A Ferguson $100; B Guerreiro $50; Luso Canadian Ladies Auxiliary $300; R Krickan $100; I Meier $200; C Charlton, Katii’s Knook $100; C Watchorn $150; and A Miklavic (DL Baker) $100 for a total of $20,890.49.

For those organizations who are providing drivers and vehicles for delivery day, will you please contact B. Willis as noted on your (Hamper Drivers Form) or leave a message at the Food Bank at 632-6611. Please be at the Catholic Church hall by 9:30 a.m. on December 20th.

I would like to thank all our volunteers who have already been working hard to prepare everything for the Christmas hampers and for those who will be assisting us this week sorting, wrapping and packing. It is a community working together that makes such events happen.

In case our next article is delayed I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Kitimat Food Bank Society, to wish you all a very joyous and blessed Christmas.


Luella Froess