Share the Joy Update

Thanks to your collaboration, 25 Christmas food hampers will be provided for needy families in Greater Victoria. These hampers, through donations from the good people at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, are put together by the Mustard Seed to provide a joyful Christmas for low-income individuals, couples with children and multi-adult families in our community. The families receive a turkey or grocery gift card, fresh produce, milk, eggs, bakery items, treats, cereal and a variety of other foods. They will also receive a few special gifts for each child and stocking stuffers. Adults are blessed with a few goodies like warm stockings, chocolates and a new toque along with the food. This way we try to touch each person’s heart with the joy, peace and hope of the season.

There are many ways that you can donate money to Share the Joy: click the red Donate button at the top of the page. Use the Canada Helps app to make a donation by credit card; indicate that your donation is for Share the Joy. You will also find instructions to help you donate by e-transfer or via your church envelopes by writing “Share the Joy” on the line where you enter the amount of your donation. As you come into the narthex of the church off Douglas Street, here are white steel boxes marked Collection where you can deposit your envelope (the ushers are not collecting the offering during the Sunday service because of Covid-19 restrictions).

If you have any questions about our Share the Joy of Christmas campaign, please call Debra Verwey at 250-383-1009