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.
WINNIPEG — New, unwrapped toys to create a “toppling tower” is this year’s goal at The Forks.
Winnipeggers are being invited to make a donation to the Tower of Toys in support of the Christmas Cheer Board.
“Over the past 15 years, The Forks Market Merchants’ Association has helped collected well over $150,000 in toys and cash for the Christmas Cheer Board,” said Joyce Gittins, chair of The Forks Market Tower of Toys campaign.