Community Christmas Hamper Campaign marks 25 years of delivering goodness

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Photo: Screenshot courtesy of the CCHC

Meet the members of the organizing committee of the 25th edition of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. Starting with the top row, from left to right are Ed Sweeney, Susan Doucet, Ellie Fleming, Julie Le Floch, Nectaria Skokos, Azanie Roy, Brigitte Wellens, Anne Martineau, Rev. Katherine Burgess, Jenny Aumais, Lindsay Jarjour, Jean-Sébastien Jolin-Gignac, Susie Faguy, Chantal Lafrenière, Sylvie Piché, Jessica Price and Shirley Nadeau (chair), with Andrée Lemieux and Laurence Allard joining by phone. Missing are Anne-Claire Charette Freake, Bill Donnelly, Vincent-Jean Dubé, Hugh Fraser, Chris Ludgate, Josée Simard, Duncan Smith and Marie White.

Help us mark the 25th edition of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC), which will see many changes this year due to COVID-19. For example, we cannot accept any food donations, but you can still help us deliver some goodness by contributing to this wonderful community initiative before Dec. 19, in the following ways:

Donate: We need your monetary donations more than ever! We have increased our annual objective to $50,000 to help cover added expenses brought on by the pandemic, including the obligation to purchase all food items (both fresh and non-perishable) and a greater need in the community. Please mail your cheque to Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, c/o Jeffery Hale Community Partners, 2000-1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC G1S 2M4, or donate online using our new easy and secure form at qchampers.ca.

Volunteer: We must ensure that all tasks requiring volunteer power (such as packing and delivering) meet the public health measures that will be in force in December. Visit our website often for updates and thank you in advance for your understanding.

For details about how to contribute during this unusual year, please visit qchampers.ca, email [email protected] or call Hamper Headquarters at 418-684-5333, ext. 1474. Follow the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign on Facebook. Share your giving story on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #qchampers.

About the Campaign

Since 1995, the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has been delivering goodness to over 200 homes in the greater Quebec City region at Christmastime. The organizing committee of this huge annual initiative is composed of representatives from 18 organizations in the local English-speaking community. Heartfelt thanks to you – our donors, volunteers and numerous partners – for your unwavering devotion to this act of kindness toward those in need.