Grande Prairie's Helping Hands giving to those in need this Christmas season

Helping hands is looking for toys, toiletries, personal care items, and non perishable food items

 

Since 2013, Helping Hands in Grande Prairie is continuing the tradition of helping families in need this Christmas season.  President Jennifer Farquhar, started the organization 7 years ago. Last year they helped 187 families. This year they expect the numbers to climb and are already at 90 families to help this year.  Jennifer began to organize the program after her husband was diagnosed with leukemia. 

“Seven years ago my husband was diagnosed with leukemia, we were actually covered and sponsored that year for our own Christmas, so for me it was kind of a need to give back and so for the last seven years we have done Christmas hampers every year and we have now gone into doing full-time year round food hampers as well for families in need” 

This year, the organization will be doing it again. Most of what they do is direct community sponsorship to families. They collect items to help fill the void that won't be able to get done or things that pop up.  

Anyone looking to donate to Helping Hands can drop off things like food, clothing and gift cards at Tracy’s Treasures on 100 Street

you can also email:  helpinghands.grandeprairie@gmail.com or through their Facebook page

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