Thank you for your interest in helping the Christmas Cheer Board.
Help Winnipeg’s community effort to provide Christmas Hampers during the holiday season …….
Fundraise for the Christmas Cheer Board - Organize your own special event (for example - birthday/dinner parties, concerts, bake sales, auctions, pancake breakfast, casual days) to encourage friends, relatives or colleagues to donate to the Christmas Cheer Board. Approximately half of hamper contents are purchased and paid for through the generosity of Winnipeggers. Please register your event with us - we will send you our logo for advertising for your event.
Sponsor a Christmas Hamper - become a part of our Feed-a-Family program, prepare a hamper by following our hamper list and deliver it to a family in a very hands on way.
Deliver Christmas hampers - Help the Cheer Board deliver 9000 hampers. No need to register, drop by 947 St. James St. between Dec. 8-23. Warehouse hours are 9-8:00 p.m. weekdays and 9-5:00 p.m. weekends.
Knit hats, mitts, neck-warmers - Year-round activity with wool we provide. Return your finished pieces in November to include in gifts for children 14 and under.
Organize food/toy drive - Organize to receive donated items at your workplace, school or club. __________________________________________________________________
Volunteering at the administrative office/warehouse …….
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate groups in the warehouse other than to deliver hampers.
All hampers are packed by grades 4-12 school children. If you’d like to register your class please complete the School Hamper Packing Registration form.
Youth aged 14 and 15 are encouraged to volunteer alongside an adult who accompanies them and provides supervision. Adolescents 16 and older may volunteer on their own.
Due to our working warehouse environment with heavy equipment and a busy office, sorry, you may not bring children to your shifts.
Scheduled Volunteering (click to review Volunteer Opportunities)
During November and December we have many different activities where help is needed, depending on your availability. We are able to accommodate volunteers who wish to volunteer for full-time hours, part-time hours as well as during those last couple of weeks before Christmas when we need people who can spare time to take on 3-6 shifts helping us to distribute hampers at the warehouse or helping those who are delivering hampers.
Scheduled shifts are generally four hours during November/December:
9:00 am– 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm from December TBA through December TBA
The Volunteer Registration form will be available
October 25, 2019.