Update November 17, 2020
With more restrictions in place with Winnipeg’s COVID-19 pandemic Critical:RED status, the Christmas Cheer Board has suspended its operations until it is safe to restart, at least November 27th.
Feed-a-Family Program with the Christmas Cheer Board: With so many people financially impacted by COVID-19, the need for donations this holiday season is greater than usual. This year Aurora Recovery Centre will be sponsoring the Christmas Cheer Board Feed-a-Family program. It would be lovely if we were able to get enough donations to sponsor two families, one in the Gimli area and one in the city. If we have enough donations, perhaps we can sponsor more.
ARC Squad, Alumni and Staff, We’d Like to Ask Your Help
If you have been following the updates for the Christmas Cheer Board, you may have seen that they are only accepting food vouchers for their hampers. However, on October 25, they announced that the Feed-a-family program will now be accepting actual hamper item donations. So, let’s get to work and make this holiday special for families in need.
Below is a list of items that are requested for the Feed-a-Family Program Hampers
- Juice – 100% fruit, 1 litre
- Soup, canned* (lentil, pea, vegetable)
- Vegetables, canned
- Jelly powder
- Fruit, canned (packed in own juice)
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Pasta (whole grain)
- Spaghetti sauce*
- Rice (brown, converted or parboiled)
- Oatmeal (non-sweetened)
- Tuna, canned (packed in water)
- Peanut butter
- Beans in tomato sauce
- Pancake mix
- Pancake syrup
- Stuffing mix
- Cake Mix
- Gravy mix
- Cranberry sauce
- Scalloped or mashed potatoes
- suggested additional items: milk, fruit, eggs, vegetables, cheese slices, coffee, and chocolate
**Please choose brands with less salt/sodium
Are you handy at knitting?
Knit hats, mitts, neck-warmers and other warm, hand-crafted outerwear is always a hit with parents and kids. Finished pieces must be handed in by early November to be included in children’s gifts. Wool is available for pickup mid-November.
To make arrangements for wool pick-up or if you would like to help the Christmas Cheer Board in any other way, visit their website: ChristmasCheerBoard.ca