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CBC Quebec live from St. Vincent Elementary

The Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is drawing to a close. Each year, one of the highly anticipated moments of the fundraiser is the unveiling of the Turkey Can Drive winners. This year, Ms. Norma Sommerville's grade 5 class at St. Vincent Elementary raised the most money, contributing to the school's grand total of $2,050. Their proud teacher told us why this means so much to her.

Our host Susan Campbell, alongside Breakaway's host Jacquie Czernin, broadcasted live from their classroom to find out more about why giving feels good, especially during the holiday season.

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Listen to the second part of the broadcast, where Vice Principal Gary Kenler leads the class in rousing renditions of Jingle Bells and Happy Xmas (War is Over).
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Don't forget, you can still contribute cash donations to the campaign. Call (418) 684-5333 ext. 1580 and follow the instructions.

A lifelong volunteer

Kay Bergeron83-year-old Kay Bergeron has been helping out with the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign since the very beginning. The CBC's Ainslie MacLellan joins Susan in studio with more on what motivates Bergeron to keep volunteering.

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Volunteer opportunities

Hampervolunteers.jpgThere are lots of opportunities for you to lend a helping hand to the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts (*times in bold indicate a shift where more volunteers are required):

Wednesday, December 18th

1:00 - 5 p.m Unload non-perishable food donations from collection truck to Hamper hamper distribution center - CEGEP St. Lawrence

2:00 - 9:00 p.m Transport foods to designated room for sorting

Thursday, December 19th

12 p.m - 4 p.m Unload perishables (frozen turkeys & fresh produce) from delivery trucks

Friday, December 20th

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Hamper packing crew needed to place purchased and donated food items into Hampers boxes for families.

Saturday, December 21st

8:30 - 11:30 Load delivery cars with Hampers.

Teams of drivers and helpers with strong backs needed to deliver Hampers from the main center CEGEP St. Lawrence to homes of families in need. Organizers need 30 drivers, so if you have a car, it's an asset! But volunteers without cars are also needed as helpers. Morning coffee, map and instructions are provided.


8:30 a.m

9:00 a.m

9:30 a.m

If you can help out at any of these times, contact volunteer coordinator Amy Bilodeau at (418) 684-5333 ext. 1550,