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Hampers: November 2013 Archives

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,

Launching the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

EdSweeneyHamper.jpgGrab your canned goods and stock up on boxes: it's time for the 18th Annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign in Quebec City. This year, CBC is joining with Voice of English Speaking Quebec and Jeffrey Hale Community Services to collect non-perishable food for people in need. Ed Sweeney is a long-time volunteer with the campaign and this year's spokesperson, and joined us in studio to tell us more.

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