Airdrie 1st Club's Christmas hamper program is back in action to help less fortunate families have a special Christmas.

This program provides personalized hampers for low-income families and provides different things like gift cards, and toys.

Rhonda Auclair, Vice President of the Airdrie 1st Club talks about why they create the hampers each and every year.

"We believe that the city of Airdrie needs to have some help up at Christmas time. And our mandate is to give back to our community, and this is an excellent way of facilitating the needs of the people in Airdrie."

According to Auclair, Christmas time is a great time and everybody loves to get back to help the people that need it the most.

Like previous years, the goal this year is to create around 350 hampers.

HampersPhoto of all the supplies.

Of course, with such a large program, lots of donations are needed, to get in contact with the Airdrie 1st Club to learn about what donations are needed, visit their WEBSITE.

The club will be out and about at multiple events until Christmas time to start gathering donations. some of the events include:

  • November 26, Fire vs Police Hockey Game where they will be collecting donations of card and board games, gift cards, and monetary donations.

  • Singfest on December 4 where they will be collecting gift cards and monetary amounts.

There is even some drop-off locations where Airdronians can drop off donations:

  • Bow Valley Credit Unions, 401 Coopers Blvd and 1600 Market Street.
  • November 28 to December 4 at the Airdrie Minor Hockey is having a tournament.

  • Until December 12 there will be a toy box at Toys R Us in the CrossIron Mall for donations.

There are multiple other locations as well, Auclair recommended emailing the club so they can help find the best and easiest option.

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