It is that time of year again, Holiday Hamper Season. BGC Peel as a charitable nonprofit organization that provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, develop confidence and skills for life, this is the time of year we work together so that all can experience joy and happiness this holiday season.
During the Holiday Season, BGC Peel provides Holiday support to families in need with the assistance of corporate and community sponsorship. Traditionally, The Holiday Hamper Program has provided support in the form of toys, clothes, and food.
To request a hamper, a family must be a member of BGC Peel or be referred through a current partner organization. Additional eligibility requirements include families on income assistance, EI benefits or struggling on a low income. Through our sponsorships and partners in past years we have been very lucky to connect with like-minded organizations that feel and see the value in helping the children, youth, and families in their own communities and across our Region of Peel.
Every year it is our goal to help as many families as we can. In 2022 we helped feed and provide gifts to over 110 families, bringing some joy, if even only for one day. Every child, youth a family deserves this.
Here are some suggested gift cards/ Gift Ideas:
|Parents||Bedding Stores ( Bed, Bath and Beyond), Walmart, Amazon, Shoppers Drug Mart, Malls|
|Children||Toys R Us, Walmart, Clothing stores (Old Navy, GAP, Children’s Place), Dollarama, Indigo, toys, books|
|Youth||GIFTCARDS are Always BEST: Make up Store, Sports Stores (Sports Check, Foot Locker, Champs), Best Buy, Michaels, Amazon, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bath and Body Works, tech items (LED lights, charging pack, EB games)|
|Grocery||No Frills, Superstore, Loblaws, Metro/Sobey’s/Food Basics, Walmart|
We look forward to partnering with you this 2023 Holiday Season.