Holiday Hamper Program

We are grateful to the individuals, groups and businesses who supported the Holiday Hamper program in 2021. Thanks to the generosity of the community, over $26,000 was raised; directly helping 141 families in Ottawa & Renfrew County.

ABOUT THE HOLIDAY HAMPER PROGRAM

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa’s Holiday Hamper program successfully transitioned to gift cards in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your donations help BBBSO families shop for groceries and gifts to ensure they can have an enjoyable holiday season. The BBBSO staff purchase gift cards and deliver them directly to the families. We are happy to include a card and/or photo along with your gift cards, to make it more personable for our families. Select packages also include the opportunity to support the child(ren) and their families through the gift of mentorship, a designated professional caseworker, and access to special events and wrap-around services.

From one hamper over 15 years ago to 118 fully-loaded hampers in 2019 to gift cards for 141 families in 2021, YOUR GENEROSITY makes the holidays so much better for families in Ottawa and Renfrew County.

Below are suggested amounts to support our families, however, any amount can help our families in need.

SNOW BALL PACKAGE (FAMILY OF 2-3) $125

$125 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, or Food Basics)

SNOW ANGEL PACKAGE (FAMILY OF 2-3) $225

$125 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro or Food Basics)

$100 gift card for gifts (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Toys r Us, Canadian Tire)

SNOWMAN PACKAGE (FAMILY OF 2-3) $300

$125 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, or Food Basics)

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

$50 donation to support the family through BBBSO mentorship programs

SNOW CASTLE PACKAGE (FAMILY OF 3-4) $400

$175 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, of Food Basics)

$175 gift card for gifts (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Toys r Us, Canadian Tire)

$50 donation to support the family through BBBSO mentorship programs

SNOW KINGDOM PACKAGE (FAMILY OF 5+) $550

$225 gift card to grocery store (President’s Choice, Metro, or Food Basics)

$225 gift card for gifts (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Toys r Us, Canadian Tire)

$100 donation to the support the family through BBBSO mentorship programs

Drop-off will be available at the BBBSO office (1645 Woodroffe Avenue – Old Confederation High School) on specific days/times (TBD).

We would ask that the gift cards be dropped off no later than Friday, December 10th. 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 moniquef@bbbso.ca or call 613-247-4776 x 319.

Thank You to our Generous Donors and Sponsors!