Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club helped 296 families with food, essentials, and precooked meals this holiday season through its 10th annual Christmas Hamper Program. Traditionally during the week leading up to Christmas Eve, the Club collaborates with community partners and supporters to collect and sort items into boxes and deliver them to families in time for Christmas. This year presented a new challenge to the Club. In respect to COVID-19 prevention guidelines, the Club did not acquire or gather volunteers to sort over 870 boxes. Instead, over the course of 3 weeks, the Club’s team did so. With delivery support from The Boulevard Club, Toronto Gaels FC, and Club family supporters, Dovercourt was able to provide hampers and precooked meals immediately.
Families were provided with fruits and vegetables, meats, packaged and canned food, precooked meals, and toys. This program supported families primarily with the Club as well as Women's shelter, Pelham Parks, Family Services Toronto, and the Club’s outreach schools and new school, Saint Rita Catholic School. In partnership with Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Toronto Police Service, Holly’s Toy Drive and community donations, the Club gathered and provided children of hamper recipients with toys. The program’s precooked meals were provided courtesy of Kiss The Cook Catering.
A big thank you to all supporters who have made generous donations to this program and dedicated their time for deliveries. We appreciate your support!
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