Touch of Christmas needs community’s help

CFEC preparing to provide hampers for area families in need

  • Dec. 11, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Every year at this time, the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is busy preparing hampers for families who need extra help during the holiday season.

Through its annual Touch of Christmas campaign, CFEC accepts donations of new clothing (for children up to 18 years) and toys, cash for locally purchased gifts and certificates, grocery and fuel vouchers, as well as holiday treats.

Project lead Debbra Williams says CFEC has set a goal to help more than 75 families this holiday season.

“Without the generosity of the local community, none of this would be possible.”

CFEC requires that families fill out a simple Touch of Christmas application form, which asks families to identify specific needs and/or wishes. Through this process, CFEC staff and community volunteers happily assemble the hampers.

Hamper distribution starts during the week of Dec. 15 and will not cease until CFEC closes for the holidays on Dec. 24. In order to ease the burden, CFEC will hand deliver hampers to families without transportation.

For the staff and volunteers of CFEC, knowing the hampers of goodies are going to complete festive celebrations for families in the area is a gift in itself, says Williams.

Tax receipts are available for any cash donations over $25. For more information on how to donate or help, please call Williams at 250-395-5155 during regular business hours.