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 homes 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. Learn more about us in our infographic! 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!


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 event!

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.
10:30 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 21, 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!

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


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!


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. 1580

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 Services

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

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday to Friday