$16,226.83 of $15,000 Raised

  • Grocery Fund Donations 108%

830 of 800 Stockings Pledged

  • Christmas Stocking Pledges 104%

As of Dec 20, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Thank you !!! ❤️  We have reached our fundraising and Christmas Stocking goals! HIGH FIVE !!! ✋  We will continue to accept donations for anyone who would like to add to the grocery fund. Extra dollars will cover gas to deliver hampers to Elders and top up the community Emergency Food Voucher program.

Share Your Blessings This Holiday Season …

Every year, as the holidays approach, families gather together to celebrate with festive decorations, feasts and an exchange of gifts. It’s easy to forget that there are many families struggling just to put food on the table. This is especially true in the Canadian high Arctic where groceries are extremely expensive, often 2 – 3 times higher than the rest of Canada! That’s why we are helping the community of Igloolik provide Christmas Hampers to the families that need a bit of help with Christmas dinner and gifts for their children.

Igloolik – ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ – ‘Place of igloos’  – an Inuit hamlet in the high Canadian Arctic. 

Each Christmas Hamper will consist of 1) All the fixin’s to make a Christmas dinner, and 2) Gifts for each child 12 years of age and under.

We need to raise $15,000 to purchase groceries for approximately 300 Christmas Food Hampers. Our goal is to able to purchase all the fixin’s to make Christmas dinner for each hamper … Turkey, potatoes, carrots, mini oranges, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce and gravy mix. The more dollars raised, the more food we will be able to include.  Last year, we knocked it out of the park and were able to add bannock packs and country food.  (see 2016 Hampers below).
Christmas food driveLet’s do it again this year !!! All food hampers will be distributed to the families in Igloolik that need a little help to put Christmas dinner on the table this holiday season.

Make a donation now to bring the gift of Christmas Dinner to Igloolik.

Note: If more dollars are received than needed, we will purchase more food for each Christmas Dinner Hamper (2016 Hampers), and/or increase the number of families receiving a hamper, and/or replenish the Community Emergency Food Voucher fund.

UPDATE DEC1/17 : HIGH FIVE !!! Because of awesome people like you, we reached goal … Santa is delivering Christmas Stockings to every child in Igloolik, 12 years of age and younger! Thank you to all that participated. You guys totally knocked it out of the park! Stay tuned for updates from Igloolik.

It is with thankful hearts that we wish you all a joyous & peaceful Christmas!

UPDATE NOV 10/17 : We are thrilled to share that the Municipality of Igloolik tapped into some funding from the QIA’s Community Initiatives Program. These dollars will fund bannock packs (flour, sugar, oil, raisins and baking powder) and an Arctic Char to be added to each Christmas Hamper.  Woot ! We are very thankful that country food will be on the menu this Christmas!
THANK YOU Igloolik and QIA … HO HO HO Merry Christmas!

Gratitude and Seasons Greetings for significant corporate contributions from:

What we did last year – 2016 Igloolik Christmas Hampers & Holiday Card from Donors

Christmas Card

A Message of Appreciation from The Honourable George Qulaut, Nunavut Legislative Assembly 

 

Groceries in Christmas Hampers

Last year the support for Igloolik hampers was incredible. Donations far surpassed our original ask. We were able to provide more groceries than planned, including country food! THANK YOU to all that made the 2016 Igloolik Christmas Hampers such a smashing success! Let’s knock it out of the park again this year.

Taye Newman

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