14th Annual Christmas Hope Campaign
Christmas Hope is a 5-agency collaboration serving our community at Christmas including: Lethbridge Food Bank, Interfaith Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Lethbridge Family Services Angel Tree and My City Care Shop of Wonders. The Christmas Hope partnership ensures less-fortunate members of our community get everything they need for Christmas.
To make the most of resources and reduce duplication of services, our five agencies are planning and preparing to serve 1800 adults and 4000 children over the 2020 Holiday Season.
In the 2019 Christmas season, a total of 1439 households were provided with food hampers complete with Christmas fixings, and more than 4,263 children received toy bundles so they might have something special under the tree on Christmas morning. Thanks to the community’s support, 1,892 adults and 4,263 children (6,155 individuals) were assisted in the 2019 Christmas season through the Christmas Hope initiative.
Streamlining registration procedures allows the collection of agencies to increase the quality of support provided to local families, while also limiting duplication of services, thus maximizing the resources generated from our community. This is particularly helpful for toy distribution agencies, as families receive gifts for children from only one agency this year.
In light of the current situation, Christmas Hope agencies have altered program output to ensure safety of all involved. Each agency will comply with all health measures, and social distancing recommended by Alberta Health Services and communicate the procedure changes with clients.
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Agency Contact Information:
Katherine S. Kuzminski , Salvation Army