Christmas Hampers 2010

Christmas fare from those who care

It’s that time again! The “Happy Hamper Team” has been busy writing letters to businesses asking for support.  We reached our target of 45 hampers last year, each one valued at between $100 and $120. With the current economic climate, the poor in our community are suffering more and we would like to be able to bless our community even more.

This year we have teamed up with the Masterton Food Bank, to enable better targeting and distribution.

The Happy Hamper Team will be receiving nominations for recipients through local schools, midwives and other community organizations of families in need over the Christmas season.  We also ask that you, Masterton Parish, prayerfully consider anyone you know in need that you may like to nominate.

We have sought contributions from local companies, by way of food and money.

Breadcraft have again generously agreed to donate loaves of bread.  Pak n Save are again providing us with a generous discount on goods we purchase there. Cadbury have donated a box full of Christmas treats and Masterton South Rotary have made a cash donation. We have also received baby products from Nutricia. Rathkeale have pledged to fund four hampers and we have approached other schools for assistance.

Two local churches, the Tribe and the Lighthouse are collecting from their congregations also. 10 CC have pledged 50 packets of biscuits.

Christmas is fast approaching and we need your help, you can help by either giving a cash donation, or food donation. Sponsoring a whole hamper is $120, or half $60.

Some suggestions of food items that you might like to contribute are:

  • Honey
  • Tinned food
  • Jelly
  • Coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Teabags
  • (non-perishable items)

If you would like to nominate someone to receive a hamper, please let the Parish Office know.