Christmas Hampers

January 17, 2017

Our 2016 Christmas Hamper Campaign has now wrapped up. This past year, we were able to help 223 families in our community by providing them with a hamper with all of the fixings for a full Christmas dinner (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, cake and sweet treats) as well as a week’s worth of meals, including fresh foods.

Obviously, this program is a very large and expensive undertaking. We are very grateful to the many volunteers who assisted us, notably from our supporting churches, the schools who conducted food drives and the many businesses, community groups and individuals who contributed to this year’s campaign, including:

Abbott Point of Care
Alterna Savings
Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church
Chandra Arya, MP
Barrhaven Lions Club
Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club
Bells Corners Animal Hospital
Bells Corners BIA
Bells Corners Public School
Bells Corners United Church
Briargreen Public School
Hon. Bob Chiarelli, MPP
Councillor Rick Chiarelli
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Canadian Showtime Chorus
Catholic Women’s League – St. Martin de Porres
Christ Church Bells Corners
Christmas Cheer Foundation
Collège catholique Franco-Ouest
Crystal Beach Girl Guides
D Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School
Doug’s Auto Repair
Councillor Keith Egli
Extermination Regionex
G E Quast Excavating
General Dynamics
Greenbank Middle School
Giant Tiger
Golder Associates Ltd
Hindu Society of Ottawa
IODE Walter Baker Chapter
Kiwanis Club of Nepean
Knight of Columbus Canon John Burke Council 6217
Knoxdale Public School
Knox United Church
Lakeview Public School
Leslie Park Public School
Lisa MacLeod, MPP
Local Heroes
Manordale Public School
19 Nepean Scouts
Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre
Nepean Wildcats
OC Transpo
Ottawa Fire Station 43
Ottawa Nepean Canadians Sports Club
Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association
Ottawa Public Library – Centennial Branch
Our Lady of Peace School
Parkbridge Retirement
Reddick & MacDonald Ltd Insurance Brokers
St. John XXIII School
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
St. Paul High School
St. Rose of Lima School
Councillor Mark Taylor
The Trailing Edge
Trend Arlington Community Association
and dozens of individual donors.

2016 Christmas Hampers

November 12, 2016

2016 Christmas Hamper Campaign

Our 2016 Christmas Hamper Campaign is now underway. Each year, FAMSAC provides a Christmas hamper to over 200 families in our community. Each hamper is filled with all of the fixings for a full Christmas dinner (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, cake and sweet treats) as well as a week’s worth of meals, including fresh foods.

If your family needs a little help this holiday season, please call 613-820-5428 and leave a message on our answering machine requesting a Christmas hamper. One of our volunteers will be in touch with you to confirm the arrangements.

Obviously, this program is a very large and expensive undertaking. That’s why we’re also inviting families and businesses within our community to sponsor a Christmas hamper for their neighbours. A $100 donation covers the cost of one full hamper. You can make a contribution to our Christmas Hamper Campaign by sending a cheque to our mailing address or online via Canada Helps.

December 23, 2015

Well, 215 hampers have been packed and delivered this year.

Many thanks to the volunteers who came out to prepare and deliver the hampers, as well to the communities and schools of Bayshore, Bells Corners, Craig Henry, Crystal Beach, Manordale and Trend Village who donated food and money to support their community this holiday season.


Thank you to our 2015 Christmas Hamper sponsors for their generous support:

19th Nepean Scouts
Access Medical
Accora Village
Victoria Andrews
Jonathan Askwith
Bayshore Shopping Centre
Jennifer Bennet
Amanda Brewster
Donna Bright
Jenn Brownrigg
Canada Bread
Lisa Carter and Ian Chisholm
The Christmas Cheer Foundation
L. Ryan and P. Clarke
Deborah Coffin
Erin Coffin
Donald Creighton
Crystal Beach Girl Guides
Dogging It Daycare
Craig Doyle
Dr. Mandana Nikoui Dentistry Professional Corporation
Robert Echlin
David Farant
Marcela Fernandez-Davila
Carole Franklin
FreshCo Robertson & Moodie
Laurette Glasgow
Golder Associates
Quinton Gunter
Neilda Hayes
Nancy Herbst
Ruth Herbst
Rob and Jennifer Hindle
Elizabeth Hubbard
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Andrew Jarabek
Judith Kahil
Kirk Law Office Professional Corporation
The congregation of Knox United Church
Knoxdale Public School (Grade six craft sale)
Paul Landry
Heather A Laundry
Stephen LeBlanc
Kalli Lefevre
Kingson Lim
Bruce Lodge
Lynwood Animal Hospital
Lynwood Park Retirement Community Church
Tristan Maack
Jennifer MacKie
Julie McBrien
Dr Burton and Mrs Susa Merkley
Metro Stafford
Myers Hyundai
Myers Nissan
Nicholas Noel
Robert Noyes
Susan Oke
Jacqueline O’Grady
Ottawa Public Library, Centennial Branch
Mary Pearson
Heidi Pizzuto
Rachael Pollesel
Erin Robinson
Shoppers Drug Mart, Bells Corners
Kym Shouldice
Janice Stoddard
Staff of Sun Life Financial, Ottawa
Maryanne Swinimer
Christine Thompson
Angela Tristram
Van Houtte, Ottawa
Richard Vroom
Michael Watson
West End Business Network
Victor Wherle
WhiprSnapr Brewing Co.
Wow Network
Basilia Zagrobelny