The weather outside was frightful but the end result was delightful!
The 41st edition of the Community Christmas Hamper Fund organized by the Knights of Columbus is now a piece of history. In spite of the unkind weather conditions a large number of volunteers appeared on Saturday, Dec. 20 to do the job. The job was the assembling and delivery of 1156 hampers to families and singles in need in Campbell River and surrounding area. Three thousand five hundred and ninety-two people received these hampers 692 of which also contained donated gifts for both children 16 and younger and/or seniors 65 and older.
The task could not have been completed without an incredible amount of support from the community at large, local groups, organizations, schools and businesses. Our two local newspapers along with 2dayfm 99.7 played a huge role is making everyone aware of our endeavor.
Thanks to the generous and caring citizens and local groups who donated non-perishable food, toys and money to allow us to carry out the task to a “delightful” conclusion.
Kevin Geary on behalf of the 2014 Hamper Fund Organizing Committee