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Annual Christmas Hamper Project aims to spread joy

November 19, 2021

Christmas Hamper Project 2021.pngHumboldt, SK – Horizon School Division is expecting a banner year for both donations and participants in their annual Christmas Hamper Project. Now in its eighth year, the project sees donations matched with families who can benefit from some extra Christmas magic around the holidays.

Donations of cash, personal hygiene items, blankets and winter clothing (toques, mitts, scarves and socks) are graciously accepted. The Horizon School Division Board of Education will match all cash donations up to $5,000, and tax receipts will be issued.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated – our Christmas Hamper Project is possible thanks to your kindness and generosity,” said Kevin Garinger, Director of Education. “We are proud of the impact this initiative, which is endorsed and supported by our Board, has had on our families across Horizon.”

Over the past seven years, gifts and grocery store cards have been purchased for 802 families and 2,063 children throughout Horizon School Division. When the project began in 2014, 46 families and 98 children were supported. The need has increased every year and in 2020, 174 families and 440 children were supported.

To donate to Horizon's 8th Annual Christmas Hamper Project, please contact Marni at 306-682-8639 or marni.sogge@horizonsd.ca.

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For more information, please contact: Jesse Green
Communications Officer
306-682-8609
jesse.green@horizonsd.ca