Donations for this year’s Share the Joy of Christmas Campaign have amounted to $1050 as of November 21st. This is enough to provide seven Christmas hampers, put together by the Mustard Seed Church. St. Andrew’s congregation and adherents contribute to our Share the Joy of Christmas program each year to provide a brighter Christmas to those who are struggling financially in Greater Victoria. Our goal in 2021 is to give hampers to fifteen needy families (approximately 60 persons). It costs $147 to fill a hamper, $5 more than last year. We have almost reached half of our goal…way to go, St. Andrew’s! Next Sunday, there will be 7 baskets on our small white tree in the sanctuary which is our visual reminder about this year’s Share the Joy campaign.
There are many ways that you can donate money to Share the Joy: click the red Donate button at the top of the page to use the Canada Helps app to make a donation by credit card; indicate that your donation is for Share the Joy. If you click on Ways of Giving, you will find instructions to help you donate by e-transfer. You can also donate 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