The On Cue Players and Kitimat musicians combined for readings from A Christmas Carol in support of the Kitimat Christmas Hamper program. (Submitted photo)

Christmas hamper program raises more than $13K through Week 3

Donations of cash, gifts and non-perishable food items are still being accepted

Week 3 of the Kitimat Christmas Hamper Appeal was a busy one with multiple events bringing in large amounts of food and toy donations as well as cash.

On November 30, On Cue Players along with talented Kitimat musicians, presented readings from The Christmas Carol with musical interludes at the Mountain View Alliance Church. This entertaining evening was much enjoyed by those who attended.

On Saturday, December 3, Gareen Ball with her assistant, Mike, from CFTK, hosted their annual Christmas show, Fill the Van, with the assistance of Kyle’s No Frills (Kyle and staff), RCMP and volunteers who braved the cold wind to stand outside Kyle’s and accept donations of non-perishable food and unwrapped gifts as well as monetary donations and gift cards. This event was a huge success and the total raised will be in the next article – thank you all who worked so hard to put on this annual event.

Donations for the week included: I Edleman $200; Northern Health $480; Collins Johnston Inc. $1000; Anonymous $200; P Greenslade $20; L Elgert $50; Anonymous $30; A Hanson $1,200; Mountain View Alliance Church $49.90; F Blassing $1,000; J&D Rego $300; Halloween Howl $45; Anonymous $20; Anonymous 2 x $500 Visa cards; Ecumenical Service (hosted by the Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship Church) $628 and S De Sousa $100 for a total of $5,422.90 plus the previous week’s donations of $7,755 for a total to date of $13,177.90. Thank you everyone for generously supporting the above events.

Our Gift Committee say they need donations for older children and teens and these can be dropped off at Envision Credit Union and beneath the Henning Sharing Tree at Kitimat Insurance Services during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations, cash, gifts and non-perishable food items, can also be dropped off at the Kitimat Food Bank Tuesday and Thursday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or through the mail slot when closed.

It would be appreciated if unwrapped gifts are received by December 9. Cash donations can also be mailed to Box 20, V8C 2G6.

Thank you again to all the media who continue to be a huge support of the Christmas Hamper Appeal.

-Submitted article

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