Thursday, October 14, 2021

Registration for Christmas Hamper program starts Monday

The pages of the calendar are flipping by faster and faster these days and as we move into the middle of October comes the annual reminder of the need for those requiring a Christmas Hamper to make sure that they are registered for the program which is hosted by the Salvation Army in Prince Rupert.

This years Registration period will start on Monday, October 18th, opening a one month window to get on the distribution list, with the final day to register set for November 19th.

Those that are looking to access the program this year will need to have some ID handy for each member of your household, as well as a list of expenses and income for when you call in. 

Once registered, those requesting hampers will be assigned a pick up date upon completion of the registration process.

Towards the Hamper program, if you have a toy wish list for reach child, you are asked to share it at the time of registration so the Salvation Army and the program workers can try to ensure that at least one thing that has been asked for makes it into the package.

The phone number to register starting Monday is 250-624-6180 Extension 2

Such have been the extremes in the local economic situation in the community over the last few years, that the program has been one that has filled an important role on the North Coast and has been made use of by many in need in the region.

In Mid September, the local Harley Riders took to the streets of Prince Rupert to help raised funds and collect toys for the Christmas program. Since the rides began forty years ago, local residents have raised over 700,000 dollars for the Salvation Army and other initiatives through the annual ride.

The Salvation Army's Food Bank program also benefited from the efforts of volunteers on this years Food Drive, which saw over 4,200 pounds of goods collected during the late September collection.

The Christmas Hamper program is just one of a number initiatives that the Salvation Army launches as part of the holiday period, we'll update what's ahead as more details are outlined from the local agency.

More notes on Prince Rupert area community themes can be explored here.

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