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For 22 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 homes in need in the Quebec City region, which is an enormous challenge with a most heart-warming outcome. Learn more in the press releaseinfographic or video!

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 19 to December 16, 2017!

Help deliver some goodness, give to the campaign in any or all of these ways: by offering your volunteer time, by donating non-perishable food, or by making a monetary donation.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

The amount raised will be updated in early January

Volunteer

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. All opportunities are listed in the table to the right.

How do I sign up?


- You can sign up online. If you have already received a username and password for "MyVolunteerPage" by email, please use it (don't create a new profile).

- You can also watch this how-to video or sign up for one-on-one tech workshops!

For more details, contact the campaign's Volunteer Coordinator at 418 684-5333, ext. 1550

During national volunteer week, we invite you to join us for an evening of appreciation and recognition in your honour.

http://veq.ca/myvolunteerpage-technology-workshops/
Volunteer Opportunity Dates Times Task
Wednesday, December 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 9:00 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.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

Receive

How and when can I register?

Anyone in need of a hamper may register by contacting a church, organization or institution listed in the pamplet here between November 12 and 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017

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!

Please read our instructions on how to cook a turkey safely.

Fundraising

How can I attend or promote fundraising events?

To participate in fundraising events taking place this year for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, visit our Facebook page or www.veq.ca/events or www.qctonline.com/event

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 (give@qchampers.ca ) and let us know so we can share our resources and put our official logo on your event!

Partners

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 (give@qchampers.ca ) to submit your name and contact information along with your interest in partnering with us.

Current Partners

Contact Us

418 684-5333, ext. 1474

When you call the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign headquarters, please mention whether you are calling to register to receive, volunteer, partner or donate.

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign
c/o Jeffery Hale Community Partners

2000-1270, chemin Sainte-Foy
Québec (Québec) G1S 2M4