In previous years, our church family has participated in the Servant Sock Project, where we fill and send Christmas stockings to children in remote First Nations communities. This year looks a little different: you can donate items to assemble into “family bundles” or your small group can sponsor an entire family bundle. These bundles will be given to families in First Nations communities who are experiencing grief or stress.
How can I help?
GIVE ITEMS FOR FAMILY BUNDLES
You can purchase and drop off the following items (new and unused) that will be assembled into bundles to be delivered to families in First Nations communities:
- Family-friendly puzzles & board games
- Craft kits such as model cars/planes, jewelry, art, small lego kits
- Journals, pencil crayons, pens, colouring books
- Personal care products such as hairbrushes, hair ties, soaps, deodorant, dental floss/paste/brushes (no liquids)
- Comfort items: adult gloves, light throws, cozy socks
Please bag your gift items (no need to tie/seal bag) and list the items in the bag on an attached sheet. Donations can be dropped off at St. Paul’s Leaskdale, 12251 Regional Rd. #1, Leaskdale, during the following times:
- Wednesday, October 28: 11 -1 pm and 5:30 -7 pm
- Thursday, October 29: 2 – 4 pm and 5:30 -7 pm
- Saturday, October 31: 1-2:30 pm
If you’d like to try this with your Small Group, Faith Arise has pre-identified four families with specific needs and children whose ages and genders are known. Contact us for details.
You can donate online towards this project by clicking the button below and selecting “2020 First Nations Christmas Project.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a tax receipt?
You will not receive a tax receipt for item donations; however, you will receive a tax receipt for monetary donations online.
Can I donate gently used items?
We ask that you donate only new items.
Should I wrap my gift items?
Due to COVID protocols, we ask that any item donated remain unwrapped.
Where do I drop off my donations?
Donations can be dropped off at St. Paul’s Leaskdale, 12251 Regional Rd. #1, Leaskdale during the following times: Wednesday, October 28 – 11 -1 pm and 5:30-7 pm
Thursday, October 29 – 2-4 pm and 5:30-7 pm Saturday, October 31 – 1-2:30 pm. We are unable to accept donations outside of those times.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.