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Saturday, December 16, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (MST)

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Edmonton EXPO Centre

118 Avenue Northwest 7515
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Each year, a team of volunteers helps coordinate the Holiday Hamper Program. We partner with Edmonton Public and Catholic Schools, as well as the Christmas Bureau, to source families that are in need of support during the holiday season. Once the families have been identified by the schools and cross-referenced with the Christmas Bureau, members of the community sign up to adopt a family and become Hamper Elves.

​In the first week of December, the adopted family information is assigned and distributed – and it's time for the Hamper Elves to go shopping! The Holiday Hamper Committee fundraises throughout the year to provide the turkeys and roasting pans for each hamper, while the Elves provide the gifts and groceries to complete it.

Delivery Day happens at least one week prior to December 25. Any undeliverable hampers are distributed to participant schools through on-site school reps or taken to Sacred Heart Church in inner-city Edmonton. Nothing is wasted!