150 Hampers made up and delivered

Thanks from the Community Resources Society in Ashcroft for the donations and volunteer help.

Dear Editor

Each year the Community Resource Society undertakes a Christmas Hamper Program to provide a food hamper to those in need during the Christmas season.    Thanks to the generosity of the residents, service organizations, schools and businesses throughout the area, the hampers were well stocked for the holidays.

For three days many volunteers attended the community hall in Ashcroft to sort and pack the hamper boxes, and 150 Christmas hampers were delivered on Saturday, Dec. 17. Over 45 volunteers – sorters, packers, truck drivers and swampers – helped to make the project a success.

Thank you to the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society for partnering with the Community Resource Society to make this all possible, and to the Sea Cadets who helped set up the tables for the first day, and the many volunteers and cadets who worked so hard loading the trucks and cleaning up on the last day.    Thanks also to the hamper committee who donated their time and efforts from the first meeting right up to the last day when the hampers were delivered.    As chair of the committee I want to take this opportunity to let the committee members know that without their support in helping to organize the hamper project it would not have been such a success.

The Community Resource Society (CRS) is a volunteer group of community members and professionals who have been active in Ashcroft and the surrounding area in organizing wellness workshops and other health related sessions as well as printing a resource directory every year. Happy New Year!

Jerry Fiddick, Chair

Christmas Hamper Committee