October 31, 2012
This holiday season Conference and Event Services is once again coordinating with the Lethbridge YWCA to promote the Christmas Hamper Program. The Hamper Program helps families in need, at what can be a difficult time of year. This Christmas season, we are again requesting your help and participation in this holiday program. Last year, University Departments were able to donate 12 hampers to the YWCA and this year we are hoping to help even more families.
If you choose to participate you will have the option to adopt a small, medium or large size family. Once your department has given us your size preference, we will contact the YWCA and they will provide us with a family profile detailing each member by gender, age and size (S/M/L). They will also provide us with any specific requests that family may have. Please note that these requests are just suggestions and you have no obligation to provide everything on the list. Each hamper should contain gifts for each family member and food for Christmas dinner. The suggested value of the hamper is $50-100 per person for gifts, plus the cost of food. The hampers will need to be dropped off in mid-December. Our department will then transport all of the donated hampers to the YWCA so they can be distributed to the families prior to Christmas.
If you are interested in the Christmas Hamper Program, please email a quick reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 14th @ 12:00 pm, and remember to include your preferred family size. We will contact those who are interested with information about your family so that you will have enough time to get out and shop before the hampers need to be returned. Thank you for your interest in the program and hopefully with your help, we can provide some holiday cheer for families in need this holiday season.
Your donations have been an integral part of the success of this event in the past, and continued success would not be possible without the continued support and generosity from you and your department.
Looking forward to it!
Conference and Event Services