For 21 years now, Quebec City's English-speaking community has been collaborating towards the success of a Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. We distribute over 200 Christmas hampers to families in need in the Quebec City region, which is an enormous challenge with a most heart-warming outcome.
Listen in to snippets of last year’s campaign captured by CBC Radio! Tune in here www.cbc.ca. Presently the Jeffery Hale Community Partners coordinates the campaign's central registry of English-speaking community members who need help during the holiday season.Join our efforts from November 20th to December 17th!
When can I donate?
The campaign for collecting non-perishable food begins on Sunday, November 20 and wraps up the year on Sunday, December 11, 2016.
What can I donate?
Please consult our wishlist pdf to your right. All of these items and more are gratefully accepted!
What can’t I donate?
Rules and regulations set by the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) are set in place for the health and safety of those we feed. In this case, the recipients are the most vulnerable within our community. Therefore our expiry date policy states that homemade items or foods with expired best-before dates are not accepted. Thank you for understanding and respecting this important safety rule.
Where can I donate?
Drop off your food items at any of the following collection sites in your area. A hamper collection box should be found near the entry and identified by a poster with our logo.
- Tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes
- Canned vegetables (i.e. corn, cranberries, green peas)
- Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise (other condiments)
- Canned soups
- Toothpaste, floss
Other non-perishable food
- Pasta of all shapes and sizes
- Apple sauce
- Juice box
- Peanut butter, Jam
About the charity
The mission of the Jeffery Hale Community Partners is to promote and contribute to the health and well-being of the English-speaking population of the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. Jeffery Hale Community Partners (JHCP) is a registered charity through Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) since 1991 and a leading partner in the coordination of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. Donations are managed directly by the JHCP and through Canada Helps.
Where does my donation go?
Donations are gratefully accepted to buy fresh produce for the hampers - such perishables as fruit, vegetables, flour and meats to complement the non-perishable food donations. Our biggest purchases are bread, eggs and turkey, which complete a traditional holiday dinner.
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I am ready to donate online
Great! You can donate to our campaign online by visiting CanadaHelps.org through our charity Jeffery Hale Community Partners and receive a tax receipt immediately.
I am ready to donate by mail
Fantastic! You may submit a donation by cheque payable to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.
Community Christmas Hamper Campaign
c/o Jeffery Hale Community Partners
1270, chemin Sainte-Foy, Bureau 2000
Québec (Québec) G1S 2M4
I’d like to give my time!
Whatever your interest, whatever your schedule, there are ways to get involved in the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign! Over 300 volunteers work together to collect, pack and deliver hampers on the week prior to the Christmas Holidays. Some give their time, some give non-perishable food or monetary donations and many more do both!
How do I sign up?
You can signing up by contacting our campaign Volunteer Coordinator at 418-684-5333 ext. 1550 for one or more of these volunteer opportunities:
During the national volunteer week, we invite you to join us for an evening of appreciation and recognition in your honour. Do not miss this!
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|Volunteer Opportunity Dates||Times||Task|
|Wednesday, December 14||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Collection crew needed to pick-up canned goods from various sites across the city, deliver to our main center and unload items.|
|2 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Sorting crew needed to sort and count donated items.|
|6 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Sorting crew needed to sort and count donated items.|
|Thursday, December 15||12 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Strong team needed to unload delivery trucks of fresh produce.||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Box-makers needed to assemble, tape and label Hamper boxes.|
|Friday, December 16||9 a.m –12 p.m.||Packing crew needed to pack Hamper boxes with food.|
|1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Packing crew needed to pack Hamper boxes with food.|
|Saturday, December 17||8:30 a.m.||Teams of drivers and helpers needed to deliver Hampers from our main center to homes of families in need. Morning coffee, map and instructions will be provided.||9:30 a.m.|
How and when can I register?
Anyone in need of a hamper may register by contacting a church, organization or institution listed in the pamphlet here from November 13 - November 22, 2016
If your child attends a school in the Central Quebec School Board, you can contact your school social worker or nurse who may be reached at Jeffery Hale Community Services, 418 684-5333, ext. 1580
What happens once I’ve registered?
This is a confidential service. Your contact person will give your name and address confidentially to the central registry for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. After this is done, names and addresses will be checked for duplication. Your contact person will call you to tell you the date and the approximate time of delivery. We would ask that you make a point of being at home to receive your hamper. It will be delivered to you by a team of volunteers.
What are other helpful resources available to me?
If you need further help, there are many community services that may be of help to you, including: referrals to other helping agencies (food banks), help with income tax returns, access to a free job bank.
Call Jeffery Hale Community Services to speak with a social worker
at 418 684-5333, ext. 1580.
Help! I don't know how to cook a turkey!
In need of a few tips on safe turkey cooking? Please read our instructions here.
How can I attend or promote fundraising events?
I'd like to host my own event to raise funds!
Would you like to help us fundraise with a special event in your circles? Please contact us (email@example.com ) and let us know so we can share our resources and put our official logo on your event!
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Become a Partner
How can you become a partner?
Are you affiliated with an organization, church or community group? Are you an entrepreneur or independent business owner? Do you work for a local or international company? Your company, organization or group can help us reach our objective of providing a Christmas dinner to over 200 families this holiday.
- Join our committee, raise funds and become a collection site!
- Join us as a corporate partner and donate or offer a whopping discount on your food item or supplies.
- Join us as a corporate partner for our delivery day, or lend your company or organization’s expertise in any way.
Interested? Call or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to submit your name and contact information along with your interest in partnering with us.
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Representatives from the 18 community groups are on the planning committee for this annual initiative
- Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
- Central Quebec School Board
- Chalmers-Wesley United Church
- CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence
- Eastern Quebec Learning Centre
- Evangel Pentecostal Church
- Fraser Recovery Program
- Jeffery Hale Community Partners
- Jeffery Hale Community Services
- Morrin Centre
- Quebec High School
- Quebec Baptist Church
- Saint Brigid's Home
- St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
- St. Michael's Anglican Church
- St. Patrick's Church & Catholic Women’s League
- Trinity Anglican Church
- Voice of English-speaking Québec
Other community collaborators include
- CBC Radio 1 (104.7 FM)
- Saint Vincent School
- Everest Elementary School
- Holland Elementary School
- Ste-Foy Elementary School
- St. Patrick's High School
- Valcartier Family Centre
- St. Lawrence College Student Association
- Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
- Life in Québec Magazine
- Dollard-des-Ormeaux School
- Église Unie Saint-Pierre
- St. Brigid’s Foundation