Christmas Hampers – 2021

Christmas Hampers – 2021

We are excited to be participating in Christmas Hampers again this year! Last year, we matched families directly with sponsors in our parish. This was a great success and we’ll be following the same format this year!

As a parish community, we are hoping to provide 40 hampers for families in need this Christmas. We invite you to sponsor a family as an individual or as a team. Sponsor a family today and make a difference in someone’s Christmas.

*If you wish to make a Christmas Hamper as a team, with other family or friends, we ask that you coordinate amongst your team and appoint one contact person who will be responsible for contacting the parish and the family.

How to be a Sponsor   

Review the “What to Include” list below and decide what family size you wish to sponsor.

Email the parish at outreach@annunciation-ottawa.com indicating your wish to sponsor a hamper and the family size.

A parish representative will contact you in early December with the name of the family you’ll be sponsoring and their contact information.

You will need to get in touch with the family to determine a time on December 21 to drop off the hamper. It will be your responsibility to deliver the hamper.

Arrange to stock your hamper with all the items listed below according to the size of family.  Below you will find a detailed instructions on what to include.

*You are not required to purchase a chicken or a turkey. The parish will be providing the chickens and turkeys as we can lower the cost via bulk order. You will be required to pick up your turkey on December 21 at the parish.

Your hamper may include gifts to the children in the family. Due to COVID-19, gifts for children could be given in the form of one gift card per child valued at $25-$30.

On December 21, please come to the parish to pick up your turkey and then proceed to deliver your Christmas Hamper to your sponsorship family.
 
*If you’re unable to sponsor a family and still want to participate by providing a donation, gift card or a non-perishable food item, please bring your contribution to our Advent Tree by December 12.
 
HAMPER GUIDELINES (What to include):
 
Hampers should not contain money, lottery tickets, alcoholic, or tobacco/cannabis products.
 
For liability reasons, we ask that you do not include any home baking or homemade goods.
 
The total cost to provide a hamper may be between $75 and $150, depending on the size of the family plus any gifts for the children.
 
Recommended Guidelines on What to Include for a Festive Christmas Hamper:
 
SMALL HAMPER FOR FAMILY OF 1 TO 2 PEOPLE    

  • 14 oz can of Green Peas or Green/Yellow Beans
  • Can of Cranberries
  • Box(es) of Stuffing
  • Can of Hot Chocolate or Coffee or Tea
  • Cookies or Other Dessert
  • 1 lb of Butter
  • 2 lb bag of Carrots
  • 5 lb bag of Potatoes
  • 2 lb bag of Onions
  • Loaf of Bread
  • 1 litre of 2% Milk
  • Bag of Fresh Oranges or Bag of Fresh Apples or Box of Clementines
  • Gift card for a child if necessary (value $25-$30)
  • Whole Chicken – Will be provided by Annunciation and picked up on Dec 21.
     

MEDIUM HAMPER FOR FAMILY OF 3 TO 5 PEOPLE    

  • 2x 14 oz Can of Green Peas or Green/Yellow Beans
  • Can of Cranberries
  • Box(es) of Stuffing
  • Can of Hot Chocolate or Coffee or Tea
  • Cookies OR Other Dessert
  • 1 lb of Butter
  • 2 lb bag of Carrots
  • 5 lb bag of Potatoes
  • 2 lb bag of Onions
  • Loaf of Bread
  • 1 litre of 2% Milk
  • Bag of Fresh Oranges or Bag of Fresh Apples or Box of Clementines
  • A gift card for each child in the family (value $25-$30)
  • 12 – 16 lb Turkey – Will be provided by Annunciation and picked up on Dec 21.
  • Foil Turkey Roasting Pan (if needed)
     

LARGE HAMPER FOR FAMILY 6 OR MORE PEOPLE    

  • 2x 14 oz Can of Green Peas or Green/Yellow Beans
  • Can of Cranberries
  • Box(es) of Stuffing
  • Can of Hot Chocolate or Coffee or Tea
  • Cookies or Other Dessert
  • 1 lb of Butter
  • 2 lb bag of Carrots
  • 5 lb bag of Potatoes
  • 2 lb bag of Onions
  • 2 Loaves of Bread
  • 2 litres of 2% Milk
  • Bag of Fresh Oranges OR Bag of Fresh Apples OR Box of Clementines
  • A gift card for each child (valued at $25-$30)
  • 16 – 20 lb Turkey – Will be provided by Annunciation and picked up on Dec 21.
  • Foil Turkey Roasting Pan (if needed)