DC Charity Society President Sandra Biddulph says the Dawson Creek-based non-profit is gearing up for the Christmas season, with 18 hampers ready to go through its Adopt a Family program. Donations are being taken up to Dec. 1.
“Most of these people are in the working class, they work but end up in situations beyond their control,” said Biddulph. “We’ve got quite few people here who fall through the cracks.”
Hampers are often food based, says Biddulph, helping families and seniors in need.
The Adopt a Family program provides families with the full holiday experience: Christmas dinner with all the fixings, candy and chocolate, stockings, and gifts.
The non-profit has also helped individuals pay for rent, medical bills, and other unexpected expenses that cause residents financial hardship.
The organization recently made the switch to becoming a registered society in August after operating for over eight years, and has approached the Peace River Regional District for funding.
Funding would be used to store goods, food, supplies, along with a kitchen space to provide meals for seniors. A building located in Pouce Coupe is the proposed location.
“We’re thinking of going with a warehouse type situation, because we do plan on going a bit bigger with our food hampers. The need is there,” said Biddulph.
Freezer, shelves, and other storage supplies would also need to be donated or purchased to outfit the space.
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