For the 10th consecutive year, Interfaith Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank and Salvation Army will join forces to ensure that the less-fortunate members of our community get everything they need to enjoy a Merry Christmas. Because we share clientele, our organizations are planning to work together to serve over 2200 households this Christmas, making the most of our resources and eliminating the duplication of services. This year we expect to assist as many as 3500 adults and 2000 children.
Christmas Hampers – Christmas Hampers will be standardized and will include day to day food and holiday goodies,
regardless of which agency clients access. Visit our joint website, www.ChristmasHope.ca for our wishlist items.
Food and Toy Collections and Fund-raising— Each agency will be required to recruit support from within the community to come up with all of the supplies and resources required for this joint project. Donors can contribute at any location and we will arrange for proper distribution.
- INDIVIDUAL AGENCY FUNDRAISING – Each agency will continue to fund-raise as per usual, we will be sure to acknowledge our joint efforts and collaboration with partner agencies for Christmas distribution. While we are working together on this Christmas Project, we still have requirements to meet on an individual organization basis. Food and Cash donations should be made to the donor’s charity of choice, or a combination of the 3 agencies.
- INFORMATION FOR DONORS – Tax receipts can be issued for all cash contributions and food donations. To request a tax receipt for Non-Food Items (eg. Toys), please provide proof of purchase. If you are planning a party or event and would like to include a food or toy collection at your function, contact any of our three agencies to make arrangements. Opportunities for corporate gifts and support are also available.
We would like to express our gratitude to the community for assisting us in ensuring that everyone had a chance to have a Merry Christmas. On behalf of our staff, volunteers and the families we serve, we hope you had the happiest of holidays, and we look forward to your on-going support in 2017.
AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
|Danielle McIntyre, Executive Director Interfaith Food Bank 403-320-8779 email@example.com www.interfaithfoodbank.ca||Deb Bakker, Family Services Director The Salvation Army 403-327-8084 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lethbridgesa.org||Maral Kiani Tari, Executive Director Lethbridge Food Bank Society 403-320-1879 email@example.com www.lethbridgefoodbank.ca|