Steinbach Community Christmas volunteers have their hands full making food hampers.
“There are a lot more things that are taking more time because of the reduced number of volunteers,” says Hamper Coordinator Carolyn Peters, “but we are doing everything that we always did. It’s just being done a little bit differently and with fewer hands.”
Peters says they already have 1,000 recipients registered and should have enough goods to pack 1,100 hampers. The packages, she says, retail anywhere from $250 to $270.
Included in the hampers are toys acquired through the annual Toys Days toy drive. “It’s always a fun time for us,” says Peters of the initiative. “Obviously, it looks very different this year because we can’t all sit together and have a laugh and share stories.”