The assembly and delivery of the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers is done at the former Target store in the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre on Dec. 15.

Campbell River Hamper Fund needs help reaching goal as well as putting hampers together

The Knights of Columbus is grateful to the community for its response to the needs of the Community Christmas Hamper Fund and are now, once again, asking for physical help on hamper delivery day.

The delivery date is this Saturday, Dec. 15 and the public’s help is requested as some volunteers are needed to assemble the hampers while still others are needed to deliver them around the city. The effort starts at 8 a.m. and continues until finished, generally about 2 p.m. The assembly and deliver of hampers is done from the former Target store in the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre. The accompanying picture shows more information.

Many clubs, organizations and schools have been to the depot bringing food, toys and money to help the Knights to achieve their goal of assembling and delivering 1151 hampers to those in need in our community. As of Saturday, Dec. 8 the fund had reached 65 per cent of the money required to pay for the food that has been purchased to augment that which has been brought in to the community by the public. The Knights wish to repeat that all the money donated is used to purchase groceries. Toys for kids and gifts for seniors are generously donated by the community.

There are still a few days left to make a donation to allow them to meet their obligations. The donation drop-off is the hamper fund office located in the Campbell River Common on Ironwood Street and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. until delivery day. From Dec. 17-21, the office will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to accept donations of money. The phone number at the office is 250-914-3716.

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