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Help deliver some goodness!

Join our efforts from November 1 to December 16, 2023!

For over 25 years, the English-speaking community of the Greater Québec City region has collaborated in running a successful Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, distributing hampers to over 200 homes in need. Here are ways that you can help with the campaign. Choose one, choose all!

  • Making a monetary donation using our secure online donation form powered by CanadaHelps OR by cheque
  • Offering your volunteer time
  • Helping to spread the word by becoming a partner or downloading our printable and shareable publicity tools.

Where does my donation go?

Your monetary donations go towards purchasing the food for the hampers - fruit, vegetables, meats and some non-perishable items. Our biggest purchases are bread, eggs and turkey, which complete a traditional holiday dinner.

This annual Campaign is a big challenge with a heart-warming outcome. Learn more in the press releaseinfographic or video.

Thank you for helping deliver some goodness!

Volunteer

I’d like to give my time to help deliver some goodness!

We are happy to return to the Eastern Québec Learning Centre this year as our Hamper Headquarters.  Thanks to the entire EQLC team for welcoming us back!

If you are interested in delivering hampers, be sure to note the qualifications in the next column and the instructions to register as a volunteer.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for the hamper campaign, by email eholloway@jhpartners.net or by phone 418 684-5333, ext. 11948 (please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP).

Qualifications for drivers and their helpers

  • Be available on delivery day, Saturday, December 16th.
  • Be in good health.
  • Be able to lift 25 lbs (either the driver or their helper).
  • Have a car and a valid driver’s license.
  • Can navigate the region well or have a GPS or a cell phone with Google Maps.
  • Registered drivers will receive full instructions by email.

How do I sign up?

Have you forgotten how to register since you did so last year? Please don't try to fill in an application form again. Click on "I forgot my username or password".

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 hamper registry pamphlet before Monday, November 13, 2023.

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. 11805.

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 can I expect in a hamper?

A hamper is made up of at least three boxes of food, depending on the size of your household and the donations we receive, plus a bag of frozen meats and a turkey.

Help! I don't know how to cook a turkey!

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

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. 11805.

 

Fundraising

How can I attend or promote fundraising events?call to action button to donate now to hamper campaign

Here are the fundraising events happening this year:

  • Bake Sale by Saint Patrick's High School.
  • VEQ and Morrin Centre's Holiday Happy Hour.
  • Fun Jars cookie mix in a mason jar from the RISE Program.
  • "Oh, Deer! Holiday Dares" challenge at VEQ.
  • Pound for a Claus! Pound® class event on Sunday, February 18, 2024.
  • Jewelry sales and spaghetti sauce cook-offs at Saint Brigid's Home.
  • Hydroponic lettuce and herb sale by the CEGEP St. Lawrence Hydroponic Garden Club.
  • The Wellness Centre's "Ugly Christmas Sweater" Tuesdays.

To find out more, follow the Campaign by liking our Facebook page. and by checking out veq.ca/events or 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 season.

  • Join our committee and help raise funds!
  • Share our printable and electronic publicity tools with your network and at your workplace:
    - Hamper registry pamphlet
    - 8-1/2 x11 poster in English and French
    - 1440 x 1080 jpeg for electronic display in English and French
  • Join us as a corporate partner. Please view our Corporate Partner Visibility Program:
    - Donate on your food item or supplies or offer a whopping discount
    - Join us as a corporate partner on delivery day
    - Lend your company or organization’s expertise in some 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. 11835

  • 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