When Winnipeggers think of ways to give back over the holiday season, the Christmas Cheer Board is one of the first organizations that come to mind! Many of us remember packing hampers with our classmates in elementary school, picking out gifts for family members and even dropping off hampers to individuals and families throughout the holiday season.
For November, our Community Initiative of the Month is the Christmas Cheer Board.
COVID-19 had changed the way the Christmas Cheer Board operates this year. They are going to be purchasing food vouchers to distribute to their hamper applicants. Food Vouchers are redeemable at any Sobeys, Safeway, IGA or Freshco. With the change in their process for 2020, your support is extremely important. With so many people impacted by business disruptions throughout the pandemic, including job loss, loss of working hours and more, the Christmas Cheer Board is expecting the need for help to increase.
Recipients of donations from the Christmas Cheer Board come from all areas of Winnipeg and reflect diverse social and economic backgrounds as do the thousands of volunteers that donate invaluable resources and time to help support the Cheer Board. Community-minded families, individuals, community groups, and businesses raise funds, donate food, toys, money, and time. Without the gracious support from Winnipeggers, the Cheer Board could not meet the needs of Winnipeg families over the holiday season.
Throughout the month of November, a portion of cupcake sales will be donated to the Christmas Cheer Board. Purchase your cupcakes at our shop on Academy, through SkipTheDishes or at The Forks and know you're helping those in need this winter and holiday season.
To learn more about the Christmas Cheer Board visit their website here.
The Forks Open Daily 11 am– 9 pm
Academy + SkipTheDishes Monday – Saturday noon-6pm Closed Sunday Closed Remembrance Day