The Holiday Program 

The holidays can be a difficult time for many in our community. Give the Gift of Choice this holiday season!

What is the Holiday Program?

This annual program seeks to assist clients with the unaffordability of the December holiday season. We do this by distributing gifts, gift cards and extra food to participants.

Who is eligible?

We take an approach similar to food bank eligibility. With an understanding of the program and its intentions, we believe the participants are the best people to decide their eligibility as they are the experts in their own life.

Holiday Program 2022

FAQs for Donors

What can I donate?

Cash/cheque, gift cards, extra food & new and unwrapped gifts.

Looking for inspiration and wanting to support local? See below for some ideas or follow us on Social Media.

Who can I make a cheque out to?

Cheques can be made out to:

Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society

Revelstoke Community Food Bank

Community Connections Revelstoke

When can I donate?

The donation window for:

Gifts and gift cards for the Holiday Program is from November 28th – December 9th, 2022. This allows us enough time to ensure we find those gifts a home before Christmas.

Monetary donations are gratiously accepted anytime. 

Can I donate after the November 28th - December 9th window?

Yes, you can drop off gifts and gift cards after this window however the earlier the better. Getting your donations in early ensures that we can find those gifts a home before Christmas. 

Where can I drop off donations?

Gifts, gift cards and monetary donations can be dropped off at our Main Office – 314 2nd St East during business hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Food donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank/Outreach Centre – 416 2nd St West during general opening hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 3pm and Friday: 9am to 12pm

FAQs for Participants

Where do I pick up my holiday food hamper?

We are not distributing a traditional food hamper packed with extra food items, rather we will offer more foods for you to choose from at regular food bank hours. Additionally, if you requested a holiday ham, turkey or chicken those can be collected the week of December 19th

Can I collect from the Holiday Program Gift Room more than once?

In an effort to allow equal distribution of gifts and donations, we ask that everyone collects from the room once. However, in the last few days the program is open there may be leftover items to be distributed at the Holiday Program coordinator’s discretion. 

Other FAQs

What about the Community Christmas Dinner?

The Community Christmas Dinner is NOT a program of Community Connections, it is an event organized by independent volunteers in the community every year. However, we usually are given sign-up sheets for the dinner, so look for those at Food Bank and Drop-In. 

How do I volunteer for the Community Christmas Dinner?

If anyone is interested in helping and/or joining the Community Christmas committee please feel free to follow link below:

Community Christmas Dinner Volunteer Form

Donation Inspiration and Stocking Hosts!

Stocking Hosts

Stocking Hosts

Look out for these signs at Save On Foods and Southside Market

Wish list item

Other Donation Ideas

Donation inspiration

Looking for more information? Email holidayprogram@community-connections.ca or call Outreach on 250 837 2920 ext. 201

Main Office

Box 2880, 314 Second St East,
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Hours
Mon to Thurs 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm

Outreach Building

Box 2880, 416 Second St West
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Outreach Hours

Food Pick Up

Monday 10 – 1

Wednesday 4-6

Friday 10-12

Drop In

Monday 10-1

Wednesday 3-6

Friday 10-12

 

Contact Us

Phone: 250 837 2920
Fax: 250 837 2909
info@community-connections.ca