WHAT is Steinbach Community Christmas?
Steinbach Community Christmas is a non-profit organization that acts as a central registration program for Christmas Food & Toy Hampers. Its primary purpose is one of co-ordination, facilitation and distribution to families in need. This registry is used in two ways. 1) The Committee, together with volunteers, make up the hampers for families whose names have been registered by churches, schools, groups or individuals in the area. 2) They then co-ordinate the delivery of the hampers to the families that have been registered via the central registration system. SCC services families in the City of Steinbach, RM of Hanover (Blumenort, Mitchell), RM of La Broquerie (La Broquerie, Marchand, Zhoda), and RM of Piney (Sandilands, St. Labre, Woodridge). Each hamper consists of food to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner and a $25 toy for each child age 0-17. The average cost per hamper is $270. All the food is purchased in advance by the Committee in order that ALL the hampers are identical and every family gets the same food items.
WHO is Steinbach Community Christmas?
Steinbach Community Christmas is made up of a Committee of volunteers who come together at Christmas and co-ordinate the assembly and distribution of Christmas Food & Toy Hampers to families in the Southeast. The Committee members all have full time careers and do this on a volunteer basis for the months of November & December. SCC operates out of Southeast Helping Hands Foodbank on Main Street in Steinbach. SCC collaborates with Southeast Helping Hands Foodbank and acts as a supplemental support to help families out over the Christmas season while they closes for the month of December.
HOW is Steinbach Community Christmas Funded?
BY YOU • SCC is funded soley by donations from our community. We have the MOST generous community. Businesses and private donations make this all happen…period! Consider being a part of spreading JOY this Christmas season. Big or small, EVERY dollar goes towards hamper costs.
HOW can I Help?
SPONSOR A HAMPER • Participating in our Hope for the Holidays program for one or more families is a wonderful way to give back to the community while helping those in need during the holiday season. Either sign up to sponsor one or more hampers or simply make a donation towards the program. Make a donation here
COLLECT TOYS AT YOUR WORKPLACE • What a great way for you and your coworkers to get involved. Invite everyone in the office to donate a new unwrapped toy.
DELIVER HAMPERS • We invite you to participate in delivering hampers so you are able to see the impact you have on a family in a more personal way.
DONATE TOYS • Donate a new unwrapped toy by either dropping off at Southeast Helping Hands – 525 Main Street, Steinbach, anytime up until December 15 or donate at our annual TOYS DAYS brought to you by Goldenwest Radio.