Hedwig Stawski

Hamper Fund still needs help

The Knights of Columbus is thankful for the Campbell River community’s response to the needs of the Community Christmas Hamper Fund.

Various organizations, clubs and schools as well as individual members of the community have been to the depot bringing food, toys and money to help the Knights achieve their goal. This year there will be 1,159 hampers assembled and delivered.  As of Friday, Dec. 9, the fund had reached 62 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 depot. Time is running short as there are only a few days left until hamper delivery. One hundred per cent of the money donated is used to purchase the additional food required. No money is spent on toys or gifts for seniors as the community generously supplies the Knights’ needs in that area.

There are still a few days left to make a donation to allow them to meet their obligations. The depot is located at 1100 Homewood Road in behind Perks Donuts and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 250-914-3716.

The delivery date for the hampers is Saturday, Dec. 17 and they are asking for your physical help in assembling the hampers and then in their delivery. While some help is required on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. for building hampers in order to get a head start, the majority of the volunteer effort is required for Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m. until all is done.

There are many Campbell River individuals and families who consider this work as being a part of their Christmas tradition. Perhaps you might consider it becoming a part of yours.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Campbell River, Dave Hamilton presents a $1,500 cheque to Jim Linton of the Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund.

Representatives from Cypress Creek Logging and Windy Point Falling held a Christmas Party where donations were collected for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund.

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