RE/MAX River City is a family of big-hearted people, year-round we support different community groups and charities, but during the holiday season and cold weather, many groups call for extra support.
Watch the video above to learn how you can help this December.
The Holiday Hamper Program makes a difference in the lives of Edmonton families in need. Participants become Hamper Elves by adopting a local family – then shopping for a healthy festive meal and small gifts for the kids. On Delivery Day, Hamper Elves receive turkeys, roasting pans, fresh produce, and their adopted family's address from our team of volunteers at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Then they hand-deliver the hampers. The magic really happens when Hamper Elves meet their adopted families and hearts are filled with the joy of giving and community. In 2019, the program officially became its own charity, which allows for tax-deductible donations. With the ongoing support of JCI Edmonton and community partners, the Holiday Hamper Program looks to provide support to 1,000 families! This would not be possible without the support of generous Edmontonians like you.
Here is an example of what is needed:
Coats for Kids and Families United Way of the Alberta Capital Region started the Coats for Kids & Families initiative in 1992 due to an overwhelming demand for winter wear. Many local families simply don’t have the means to purchase the clothing needed to stay warm during Alberta’s harsh winters. Last year, we were able to distribute over 8,250 coats and we anticipate an even higher need this year as people face the ripple effects of the pandemic. Once collected, the coats are brought to United Way’s InKind Exchange where groups of volunteers sort and package the coats to be delivered to social agencies who distribute the items to the people who need them.
- Men’s winter coat
- Women’s winter coats
- Children’s winter coats
- Toques/ mitts and scarves - adult and children’s sizes
- Snow pants- adult and children’s sizes
- Winter Boots
- Insulated work wear - Men’s and Women’s
- Insulated work boots
Watch above as John Carter interviews Alice Rachynski, the Executive Director for Uncles and Aunts at Large Society in Edmonton. Established in 1967, Uncles & Aunts at Large was among the earliest agencies in the Edmonton area to organize mentor services for children. Through Uncles & Aunts at Large, volunteers offer companionship, mentoring and friendly support to children ages 6 to 18 from single-parent families.
- Pasta & sauce
- Canned goods
- Paper towel/Kleenex
- Toilet paper
- Baking products
- Peanut butter
- Canned soups