Christmas Giving Tree Guide
Helping Members and our Community - Christmas 2022
It has been another challenging year for most as Covid19 continues to leave many people out of work, with long-term health issues, alone and battling mental health issues. This year, more than ever our members and our community need our help and we would love yours! If you are interested in participating in our Community Sharing and Christmas Caring programs, here is how you can contribute:
How can You help?
Buy a gift for a Child or Senior
Visit one of our branches or give us a call to select a card from our Giving Tree. Our staff nominate member families who have encountered personal economic hardship over the past year due to illness, layoff, job loss, under-employment, or limited income. We approach the families and ask if they could use a helping hand for Christmas and offer groceries and gifts for their children. If they agree, we add their children to the tree. The card indicates the child’s age, gender, size, and some general likes to help offer ideas for gifts. Staff also nominate limited income senior members who we also provide with a food hamper and a small gift. This program is specific to helping our KCCU members only.
Purchase a gift for your selected child or senior and drop off to one of our branches no later than December 10, 2022.
If you are purchasing the gift on-line, please feel welcome to have the gift delivered to our Gardiners Road branch – just please include Christmas Caring and child’s age on the package.
Make a cash donation
Make a cash donation to help us purchase groceries for our families and seniors. We will purchase all the fixings for Christmas dinner along with a staple order of groceries that will last two to three weeks for our nominated member families. Please not that this program is specific to helping our KCCU members only.
Please note that we are unable to provide tax receipts as our program is not a registered charity.
Purchase items for a Winter Care Kit
These kits will be provided to at risk youth through local social organizations.
Purchase your kit items and drop off/have delivered to one of our branches no later than December 10, 2022.
Possible items to include in Winter Care Kit include:
· Hand sanitizer, masks
· Socks, underwear
· Mitts or gloves, hand warmers
· Tuna and crackers, granola, cereal, or protein bars
· Fruit snack or applesauce cup, crackers with peanut butter or cheese, water
· Gift card to fast food or coffee shop
· Feminine hygiene, deodorant, body wash, shampoo
· Toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm
· Nail clippers, comb, brush
· Small package of tissue, band aids
· Mints, cough drops or gum
Thank you for your support and generosity!