Xmas Hamper Project

On Saturday, Dec. 20th, Kiwanis members, their family and friends delivered Xmas baskets to 175 families, and Costco delivered to another 35 families.  The preparation of the boxes and the bulk of the packing was done by Ian Hendry and his dynamo staff at Hendry Warren over 3 nights. Many members and their family and friends helped with the packing and loading on Saturday.  The coordination of the drivers went very smoothly, and thank you to everyone who delivered the food to the families.  

The project was started this year with the Watch-it, Shred-it Day which raised almost $10,000. The fund raising event is supported by Shred-it and FreeEmergencyContactCard.com.

With donations from Costco and other donors, $23,990 was raised to cover the cost of the food making this program self-supporting. 

In addition, Costco donated 95 turkeys, Dole supplied 2700 lbs of foodand Canada Bread who donated 800 loaves of bread, making the food value much higher than $23,990. The pickup and delivery of the food was made possible through the loan of a truck from The Ray Otten Group.

To the ‘Committee without a Chair’ – Bill Gosewitz, Ian Hendry, Neil McDonald, Ian Peddie and Dave Trigger – you guys must be tired now but very proud of another successful event!  Thank you for leading a great project!! 

President Gary Flockton.