January 3, 2021
Our 2020 Christmas campaign has now wrapped up. It was a challenging year, since the pandemic forced us to rethink how we could assist families in need within our community. Our usual Christmas hamper program requires dozens of volunteers all congregating in a relatively small space over a short timeframe. That was not possible to do safely this year. Instead, we were able to provide over $30,000 in grocery store gift cards to 245 families (564 adults and 416 children).
We are incredibly grateful to the dedicated volunteers who assisted us in coordinating our Christmas program, registering clients and handling the distribution of these cards. We are also grateful to the churches, schools, businesses, community groups and individuals who contributed to FAMSAC in the past few weeks, either by making a financial donation to sponsor families or by collecting food donations and baby items which we will use to continue providing emergency food assistance in the coming months. Special thanks to:
Annie’s Love Local
Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church
Chandra Arya, MP
Bells Corners BIA
Bells Corners Public School
Bells Corners United Church
Briargreen Public School
Canadian Tire Store #272
Caring and Sharing Exchange
Chartwell Stillwater Creek Retirement Residence
Christ Church Bells Corners
Christmas Cheer Foundation
Craig Henry Community Association
Crystal Beach Girl Guides
Councillor Keith Egli
Endeavour Martial Arts
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Golder Associates Ltd
Holly Rose Images
IODE Walter Baker Chapter
Knight of Columbus Canon John Burke Council 6217
Knoxdale Public School
Knox United Church
Lakeview Public School
Hon. Lisa MacLeod, MPP
Maki House Moms
Nepean Ravens U12 Ringette Team
67th Nepean Girl Guides
Ottawa Nepean Canadians Sports Club
Ottawa Public Library – Centennial Branch
RBC Dominion Securities
Respect RX Pharmacy
Shoppers Drug Mart
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
St. Paul High School
Trend Arlington Community Association
Walls and Ceilings Contractors Association of Ottawa
Westcliffe Estates Community Association
Woodvale Pentecostal Church
and dozens of individual donors.
Thank you all so very much!
November 3, 2020
Feed a Family this Holiday Season!
Our 2020 Christmas Campaign is now underway!
While COVID-19 has forced us to make some changes this year, it will not stop us from making sure families have the support they need.
If your family needs a little help this holiday season, please call 613-820-5428 and leave a message on our answering machine to register for our Christmas campaign. 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 family by making a $100 donation. You can make a contribution to our Christmas Campaign by sending a cheque to our mailing address (note that it has changed!!) or online via Canada Helps.