Christmas Care Package Drive

For the past 11 years, Cause We Care Foundation has been collecting donations and putting together Christmas hampers for families in need in Greater Vancouver.

An empty cupboard can be common during the holiday season for single mother-led families. Most cannot afford gifts or any of the extras that most families enjoy over the holidays, and these care packages offer both necessities and some treats and comforts to help brighten the season for these mothers and their children. We are the largest hamper drive in the Lower Mainland.

To date, we have delivered 5,000 care packages, totalling 150,000 lbs of food. For every $75, one large food hamper, including a few small treats, will go to a single mother-led family in December.

Cause We Care Foundation works with local companies to secure donated or wholesale cost of items to ensure your donation makes a significant impact.

While each hamper requires a donation of $75, the retail value of each hamper is approximately $150, as we are able to purchase all goods at or below cost, allowing us to stretch the donation dollars much further. And thanks to Capital Direct matching every donation dollar-for-dollar, your donation goes twice as far.

Our hampers include:

  • Box of soda crackers
  • Box mac & cheese (2)
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken noodle soup
  • Instant oatmeal variety pack
  • Box Rice
  • Canned salmon
  • Boxed crackers
  • Boxed cereal
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Canned pork & beans
  • Box of Oreo cookies
  • Rice cakes
  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Canned tomato soup
  • Box of granola bars
  • Canned chili
  • Canned Beefaroni
  • Candy canes (box of 4)
  • Single roll paper towel
  • 4-roll toilet paper

Thank you to our many donors including: Capital Direct for doubling every donation, Save-On-Foods,  Aritzia, Classic Packaging, Urban Impact and Purdy’s Chocolates for their many years of continued support. Thank you to Dueck on Marine for providing cargo vans for delivery of the Care Packages.

 

Our many volunteers over the holiday season help us deliver to the following organizations across the lower mainland:

  • YWCA - Alder Gardens
  • YWCA - Como Lake Gardens
  • YWCA - Crabtree Corner
  • YWCA - Crabtree Corner Housing
  • YWCA - Fraser Gardens
  • YWCA - Monroe House
  • YWCA - Program Centre - Single Mothers Group
  • YWCA - Semlin Gardens
  • YWCA - Cause We Care House
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House
  • Developmental Disabilities Association(DDA)
  • Grandview Elementary
  • Jewish Family Service Agency
  • Kate Booth House
  • Ester's Place
  • North Shore Crisis Centre (Sage & Hope)
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House
  • Ray-Cam Community Centre (NICCSS)
  • Safe Choice Transition House
  • Thunderbird Elementary
  • Wenda's Place Transition House
  • Waverley Elementarty
  • Macdonald Elementary
  • Britannia Secondary
  • Van Tech Secondary
  • North Shore Women's Centre

 

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