With all the instability that has come with the pandemic, Deltassist is determined to help as many low-income families and seniors as they can this Christmas – and they need your help.
In partnership with Delta service groups, Deltassist staff and volunteers are currently accepting cash, cheques and gift cards to help folks put food on the table and gifts under trees on Christmas.
The non-profit dedicated to Delta residents’ wellbeing is keeping their Christmas program restricted to monetary donations only again this year, with the goal of keeping the community, clients, volunteers and staff as safe as possible.
Deltassist’s Christmas Coordinator Corinne Harrison notes that cash donations are preferred, as they can use it to purchase a bulk amount of gift cards at a discounted price.
Last year’s holiday season, Deltassist supported 659 families – and of that number, 951 children – within the community, she says.
Already, a month after registration opened on Oct. 18, they are already at 400 clients, and expect a similar, if not higher, total number of registrants this year than they had last year, she says.
Online donations are also being accepted on Deltassist’s website, but otherwise can be dropped off or mailed to their Ladner (#202, 5000 Bridge St.) or North Delta (9097 120th St.) office.
Both office’s hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., if you are wanting to drop it off.
Additionally, Deltassist also needs help stocking their Emergency Food Cupboard, and is looking for donations of pasta sauce, cereal, granola bars, canned fruit, fruit cups, hearty soup, Kraft dinner, peanut butter and jam.
To arrange a food drop-off, please contact Kam Dhaliwal at 604-238-4024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in registering for Deltassist’s Christmas program or are looking to donate, check out Deltassist’s website.