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Christmas Hamper Depot now open

Mayor Walter Jakeway (centre) presents Knights of Columbus John Gernon (left) and Kevin Gearey with a document proclaiming the months of November and December 2013 Knights of Columbus Community Hamper Fund Months. - Photo submitted
Mayor Walter Jakeway (centre) presents Knights of Columbus John Gernon (left) and Kevin Gearey with a document proclaiming the months of November and December 2013 Knights of Columbus Community Hamper Fund Months.
— image credit: Photo submitted

The depot for the 40th edition of the Community Christmas Hamper Fund is at the same location as the last two years – the Tyee Plaza between the former SuperValu store and Banners Restaurant.

From now until Saturday, Nov. 30 the depot will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Commencing Monday, Dec. 2 until delivery day on Dec. 21, the depot will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The phone number at the depot is 250-286-6361.

Donations of non-perishable food, toys and money may be given at any time on the above listed dates when the depot is open. These donations are essential to the success of the effort. Income tax receipts for monetary donations will be issued in January 2013. It cannot be stressed enough that this Hamper Fund is a total community effort in all of its aspects from start to finish.

Donations of toys may also be left under the large Christmas tree in the lobby of the Campbell River Museum during their open hours.

The application forms for the hampers are available at the Campbell River Employment & Income Assistance Office 833A 14th Ave. The deadline for completion of an application is Tuesday, December 10th. There are no application forms at the depot.

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