Thank you for participating in the Holiday Hamper Program!

Our 2015 Holiday Hamper Program helped approximately 850 Edmonton families in need. Thank you to our sponsors, Hamper Elves, and volunteer committee who made this program a great success.

Click on the above video to learn about the Holiday Hamper Program! Big thanks to Amplomedia for creating this video.

Program Background

The annual Holiday Hamper Program has been creating positive change in our community for over 13 years. Our goal is to provide food and gifts to over 850 local families who cannot afford to do so on their own. 2014’s contributions to the JCI Holiday Hamper Program led to over 3,250 Edmontonians eating over 10 tonnes of turkey and over 65 tonnes of food. Plus over 1750 children opened presents on Christmas Day. That’s was 755 Edmonton families who would not have had a Christmas if it wasn’t for the generosity of our supporters and volunteers last year. Our 2015 stats are coming soon and watch for the 2016 program launch in September!

How it Works

Once you sign up to participate you become one of our “Hamper Elves”. As an Elf you are committing to “adopt” a family that has been identified as being in need and then compile a hamper for that family. Each hamper includes ingredients for a holiday meal as well as gifts for the children. The Saturday before Christmas, all Hamper Elves meet at Northlands Expo Centre, pick up the address of your adopted family, a frozen turkey and roasting pan (provided by JCI Edmonton fundraising) and enjoy a cup of joe or hot cocoa with fellow Elves before heading out to hand-deliver your hamper. The Holiday Hamper Program is the highlight event of the year for JCI Edmonton and this project has been recognized nationally by JCI Canada as an outstanding initiative. Creating and hand delivering a hamper to a family in need is an incredibly rewarding experience. Whether you’re interested in adopting a family or simply volunteering your time on the big day, we’d love to see you involved in 2016.

2015 Useful Links:
- Holiday Hamper Frequently Asked Questions
- Grocery List: Download the Grocery List for families here.
- Email Signature: Use these email signatures for your company to let everyone know that you support the Holiday Hamper program. Static and Dynamic
- Delivery Day Map: Click here to download the delivery day map of where to meet at Northlands. Its where the big green arrow is on the map, basically the east entrance of the new Expo Centre. Map Download