Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa’s Holiday Hamper program looks a little bit different this year, but we hope you will consider participating to give BBBSO families a helping hand this holiday season.

In order to ensure the safety of our volunteers and families and to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, we would like to limit any contact outside of immediate family bubbles. For this reason, we are asking for gift cards (or donations towards gift cards) ONLY and deliveries will be made by BBBSO staff members. We would be happy to include a card, message and/or photo with your gift cards to make it more personable for our families.

HOLIDAY HAMPER PROGRAM 2020

From one hamper over 15 years ago to 118 fully-loaded hampers in 2019, YOUR GENEROSITY will make the holidays so much better for a huge number of families in Ottawa.

There are a few options available to choose from, and of course this is flexible, if you want to give a bit more.

Snow Angel Package (family of 2-3)

$125 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, Sobeys)

 

Snowman Package (family of 2-3)

$125 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, Sobeys)

$125 gift card for gifts (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Toys r Us, Canadian Tire)

 

Snow Castle Package (family of 3-4)

$150 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, Sobeys)

$150 gift card for gifts (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Toys r Us, Canadian Tire)

 

Snow Kingdom Package (family of 5+)

$250 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, Sobeys)

$250 gift card for gifts (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Toys r Us, Canadian Tire)

 

There will be drop-off locations in Nepean (near Merivale and Hunt Club), Kanata and Riverside South for you to choose from.

We would ask that the gift cards be dropped off no later than Sunday, December 13th. Please ensure that the activation receipts are included (this is normally a separate receipt for each gift card).

We would also love photos of you with your card, message and/or photo along with the gift cards. These photos will be used to highlight holiday giving on our social media platforms and in our newsletter.

How do I get started?

If you wish to participate, please send an email to info@bbbso.ca or call 613-247-4776 x 325.

If you’d prefer to send a donation, please use this link:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/big-brothers-big-sisters-ottawagrands-freres-grandes-soeurs-dottawa/campaign/holiday-help-for-families/