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Christmas Cheer Board Applications for Hampers - Open November 7, 2022

November 3, 2022
Christmas Cheer Board

Christmas Cheer Board Applications are Open November 7, 2022 

 Anyone in need living in Winnipeg and St. Norbert may apply for a hamper.

All hamper applications are taken by phone at Hamper Application Call Centres.

 2022 Christmas Hamper applications start November 7. See call centre phone numbers below.

 Christmas hampers include:

•traditional Christmas packaged foods

•an appropriately sized turkey based on the household size (individuals receive a chicken)

•a gift for children 14 and under

 Hamper pickup starts Saturday, December 7at the Christmas Cheer Board warehouse.

 Volunteers deliver hampers between December 7 and December 21. As they rely on volunteer drivers, delivery date and time cannot be provided. Hamper delivery is attempted two times, on the second unsuccessful attempt an information sheet is left explaining you must go to the warehouse to pick up your hamper.

 If your hamper is sponsored, the sponsor will contact you directly for delivery date/time.

 Hamper Application Call Centres are extremely busy; please have patience when calling, thanks.

 Employment Income Assistance (EIA) applicants:

Please call 204-948-2022 to apply. Please have your EIA case number ready.

The Christmas Cheer Board has volunteers located at the EIA office taking applications by phone.

EIA hamper application hours: Monday – Friday 9am - 4pm

 Low income, pensioners, students, new Canadian applicants:

Please call 204-989-5683 to apply. Please have your Manitoba Health card information available for all adults in the household.

 It is important that you provide current complete information for each adult and child in your household when applying for a hamper. Personal household contact information and income and expense information is required. All children 18 and under are recorded as well.

 Christmas Cheer Board application phone lines are open when the Office/Warehouse is open.   Please see the following link for details:


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