|Asquith's "Operation Santa " is a Christmas Hamper program that was formed by a group of concerned citizens in Asquith who wanted to help needy people during the holiday season. The program is starting its fourteenth year in 2012. Every year, the community of Asquith and area is generous in their support, both monetary and in donated grocery items. Gifts for the children of the needy families have been donated in past years, as well as lovely hand-knitted toques and mittens for the children.|
Last year, the program provided hampers and groceries to six family units, in which there were ten children. Thanks to the generosity of the community, a small gift for each child was also provided with the hamper.
The program is being run again this year, with a goal to provide grocery and Christmas Meal hampers, as well as small gifts for the children, to the families that are needy.
Request forms are available at the Asquith Co-op, the General Store, the Post Office and the Town Office. All recipient's names are very confidential; we protect each person's dignity. Applicants are screened to ensure that help is directed where most needed. All request forms for hampers MUST be turned in to the Asquith Town office by December 7th, 2012. If you are wanting to donate a small gift for a child, this must be turned in to the Town office prior to the December 7, 2012 deadline.
We are appealing to our entire community to be a part of this. We would like to thank you for any help you might be able to give, be it in the form of a food drive for donated grocery items or a cash donation. We do not give cash out to families or individuals, rather all cash donations are used to purchase appropriate hamper items locally.
For more information regarding "Operation Santa", please contact Holly at 329-4341 or
Gail at 329-4370.