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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ensuring every Chestermere resident has happy holidays

Lend a helping hand

With Christmas lights turning on and gifts being purchased, the holiday season seems to be in full swing. For many this is a time of joy, but for some in our community it can be extraordinarily stressful.


The Chestermere Regional Food Bank and the City of Chestermere Family and Community Resource Centre are teaming up again this year to organize the annual Christmas Hamper program for residents throughout Chestermere and the surrounding area.


“Residents who come to the Community Resource Centre are worrying about basic necessities, and are not able to think about gifts under the tree,” says Danielle Fermin, Senior Coordinator, Social Development and Planning for the City of Chestermere. “So we are calling on to the community for support to give every resident a happy holiday season.”


Each Christmas Hamper is put together with the support of many helping hands. Christmas Hampers include all the fixings for a turkey dinner, and are topped off with gift cards for all members of the household (provided through the local basic needs fund: Christmas with Dignity).


“We’re also excited to partner with May’s Toy Bank this year as they will be organizing additional presents for children and youth to open up on Christmas Day,” says Fermin.


The goal of this program is to ensure that no person in Chestermere goes without a Christmas dinner and that each person in the household has a special gift to open this holiday season.


Interested in helping? You can do so by:

  • Making a monetary donation to the Christmas Hamper program through the Chestermere Regional Food Bank (105, 100 Rainbow Road, Chestermere),
    • Sponsor a hamper for $100. You will get a tax receipt for donations, and the food purchased with your donation will be matched by Loblaws.
  • Making a monetary or gift card donation at the City of Chestermere, which will go towards purchasing gift cards for each member of the household.
  • Dropping off food donations to: Safeway, No Frills, City Hall, the Rec Centre, Sylvan Learning Centre, Chestermere Veterinary Clinic, and the Whitecappers.


How to Access the Program

If you would like to register for a Christmas Hamper, call the Family and Community Resource Centre at (403) 207-7079 before December 14, 2018.  Residents will complete a simple interview process to determine eligibility. Distribution days are December 18 and 19.  

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