Almonte Lions Club Charitable Foundation, in Partnership with the Almonte Civitan Club, and Mills Community Support Corporation, proudly announce the launch of the 2018 Christmas Food Hamper Program!

For many years this community has supported efforts to assist neighbours in need at Christmas time. Sadly, the “season of Joy” is anything but joyous to those members of our community who struggle financially.  With the co-operation of The Mills Community Support organization, the Lions and the Civitans will distribute generous food hampers to those who have registered with the Mills for support.   Imagine purchasing groceries for about 150 families and the resultant grocery bill!  As a non- profit charity, we depend entirely on donations to fund this project.   (CRA # BN 890305444 RR0001)

We count on the generosity of the community to support this effort of care and compassion to our neighbours and friends.   Please consider making a financial contribution toward the 2018 Christmas Hamper Program. Donations may be mailed to the Almonte Lions Club Charitable Foundation, PO Box 643, Almonte, Ont. K0A 1A0, or will be accepted at Baker Bob’s, the Almonte Bank of Montreal, and at The Mills Community Support Offices.  Charitable Receipts will be issued for all donations, and all funds raised will be used for this single purpose.

We feel that it is most appropriate to officially launch our 2018 campaign on the global “Giving Tuesday” November 27, 2018.   What is Giving Tuesday?  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non-profits. This day is designated to raising awareness of the need for “Giving Back”.

Please know that your support for our local Food Baskets is greatly appreciated, and greatly needed.