Hockey fans, round up those toy donations!
Christmas is a little less than three months away, but the Christmas Cheer Board is in the spotlight already as the organization marks its 100th anniversary.
During a celebration tonight at Government House, the Cheer Board will be honoured at a reception, along with its longtime executive director, Kai Madsen.
Winnipeg army reservists are lending a hand on Saturday to help the Christmas Cheer Board deliver some of the thousands of hampers the charity needs to unload this holiday season.
Exercise Parcel Push will consist of reservists and army cadets loading up military vehicles to deliver approximately 500 Christmas hampers.
WINNIPEG — It’s like a condensed version of Santa’s workshop, but don’t let the size of this year’s warehouse fool you, the Christmas Cheer Board is busier than ever.
After moving from its home of 13 years on Milt Stegall Drive this season, the Cheer Board has set up shop in a former Staples store a few blocks away on St. James Street.
‘Tis the season to donate to the Winnipeg Jets Toy Drive.
Beginning December 7, Jets fans can donate new unwrapped toys at the home game versus the St. Louis Blues at Bell MTS Place (outside section 101). The Jets Toy Drive game will be on Sunday, December 9 against Philadelphia, where fans will have another opportunity to provide new unwrapped gifts and cash donations.
WINNIPEG — Hampers filled with food and gifts began going out from the Christmas Cheer Board on Thursday, as families and individuals in need lined up at the St. James warehouse to collect their holiday goodies, including fresh turkeys.
About 18,000 hampers are being prepared this season, with deliveries set to begin on Saturday.
WINNIPEG — Kai Madsen isn’t feeling nervous about how many hampers have yet to be filled at the Christmas Cheer Board before they start going out to deserving families later this week.
The annual operation to pack nearly 18,000 hampers for families and individuals in need is in overdrive as the first packages of food, gifts and turkeys prepare to leave the Cheer Board’s St. James warehouse.
The Christmas Cheer Board is in for a special delivery on Friday.
CROWN Auto Group will be dropping off 1,800 turkeys through Granny’s Poultry to bolster the charity’s Christmas hampers program.