Holiday Hampers 2023

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Holiday Hampers 2023

By Sadie Gibbs for Denman Island Community Education Society

It’s Holiday Hamper season! Time and time again the Denman Island Community glows with generosity at this time of year.  The Holiday Hampers are made up of boxes filled with wrapped presents, fresh produce, turkey, treats, and groceries for the festive season. They support food security for the families and individuals in our community who need it. The hampers are fully organized and funded by the generosity of Denman Islanders by way of donations and volunteer efforts. Last year we provided 46 hampers and with the increase in visitors to the Food Bank, we expect an increased need this year. 

To fill the hampers, we are accepting quality gifts for children, teens, and adults, non-perishable food, specialty items, treats, and joyful decorations. Gifts can be dropped off at the Denman Island Hardware Store. Cash and cheque donations can be left in the donation jars at the General Store and the foyer of the Community School. Please make out cheques to DICES. Donations over $25 receive a charitable tax receipt! We also accept e-transfers to dices.communityprograms@gmail.com and donations through canadahelps.org. For us to be able to plan it is helpful if gifts and monetary donations are dropped off by December 12th. 

We welcome helping hands on the morning of December 22, when we will be wrapping presents, packing, and delivering the hampers. If you would like to lend a hand, send an email to dices.communityprograms@gmail.com or leave a message at 250-335-2058.

To receive a Holiday Hamper please fill out the form that you can find at the General Store, the Food Bank, and the School foyer. You can also find the form at www.dices.ca.

Thank you Denman Islanders for your ongoing support for Holiday Hampers!