Record high Christmas Hamper Fund applications

Applications to the Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund are at a record high this year.

Applications to the Gazette Christmas Hamper Fund are at a record high this year, unfortunately, to date, donations are down. “There appears to be a shortage across the board in cash, toys, and individual food items which are used to supplement the hampers each year,” said Hamper fund President Sandy Grenier. “To date, (Dec. 10) we have 672 applications, which is up from 545 last year” a 23 per cent increase, said Grenier who added this is the most applications she has seen in the 19 years she has been involved with the program.

“However the community always comes through,” Grenier said.Donations can be dropped off at the Gazette office or in collection bins located throughout the North Island, and cheques can also be mailed in to the Gazette office.People are also able to donate 10,000 Save-on More points at Overwaitea in Port Hardy which can be redeemed for a turkey.The hampers will be going out to individuals and families Dec. 19. People must be home to receive them.

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