Thursday, December 15

*Holiday Hampers* - Thanks & Photos

Each year our Holiday Hampers bring an abundance of joy – thanks to the generous hearts of Dickens parents & guardians! This year we prepared gifts for 19 families in our Cedar Cottage community:

Your thoughtful cash donations were used by our “volunteer shoppers” to ensure that each child received at least two toys and a book, one arts-and-craft kit or item, and two articles of clothing for the winter. There were also several delightful gift donations generated from the “wishlist” posted on our tree tags at both schools. The adults (parents/grandparents) received grocery gift certificates.

An enormous Thank You to Jacqui Thomas, Lauren Lautzenhiser and Lee Bensted who co-ordinated the entire “Holiday Hampers” campaign. A huge Thanks too to our volunteer shoppers and intrepid gift-wrappers!

And finally, many Thanks to all Dickens Families who donated! You've helped to make this season a little more festive for these 19 Cedar Cottage households. 

Here are some pics taken at one of our two "Wrapping Parties"...

Friday, December 9

*Holiday Hampers* - date extended to December 12

Thank You to all those who have already dropped off their gifts! 

For those who haven't yet been able to shop, we've extended the deadline to Monday, December 12, to give parents & guardians another chance to make it happen...

Click here for more info about our Holiday Hampers...

Wrapping Parties for *Holiday Hampers* - Volunteers needed!

We're in desperate need of wrapping volunteers! 

Wednesday, Dec 14 and Thursday, Dec 15 starting at 7p.m. 

Ideally, we're looking for 15 to 20 volunteers for each night. 
If you can help out for an hour or two, please let Jacqui Thomas know 
which night (or both) you can assist us. 

The wrapping events will take place at Jacqui's house -- email Jacqui at for her address. 

What to bring with you
We have wrapping paper, tape and gift bags but please bring your own scissors! If you feel like bringing some snacks or a bottle of wine that would be greatly appreciated by all. 

Thank you for your kindness!
Dickens PAC

Thursday, December 1

*Holiday Hampers* - Do you have your tree tag yet?

*Gifts deadline has been extended to Monday, December 12* Remember to include the Original Tree Tag with your unwrapped donation! Thank you.