2020 Hanukkah Hamper Helpers

2020 Hanukkah Hamper Helpers2020-11-19T14:09:47-08:00

REGISTRATION FOR HANUKKAH HAMPERS IS NOW CLOSED.

Thank you for the amazing response this year for our Hanukkah Hampers. Over 60 families will have an extra special Hanukkah this year, all because of YOU!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate?2020-11-19T14:08:15-08:00

Registration for 2020 is now closed. We cannot wait for next year!

Can we request additional information about the family in order to better tailor the contents of our package?2017-11-15T05:30:31-08:00

We have had feedback from donor families in the past asking that we provide additional information about the children’s likes and interests to aid in personalizing the packages. In an effort to maintain privacy and anonymity, no further information will be available other than what is provided in the initial description of the matched recipient family.

What should go into the Hanukkah Hamper?2020-10-26T21:12:21-07:00

The CONTENTS of the HAMPER are up to you and your family.  Here are just a few examples of some items included in the past:

  • Oil, latke mixes, dreidels, chocolate money and candles
  • Toys, games for the kids
  • Clothing items including cold weather accessories
  • Handmade cards from kids
  • Gift cards to clothing stores ie. Old Navy, Walmart, Toys R Us or even a local grocer like Superstore, Safeway (where there are multiple and easily accessible store locations throughout the Lower Mainland)

When PACKAGING your hamper, what has worked well is packaging that can be re-purposed by the families like knapsacks, baskets, plastic totes.

What should be the value of the hamper?2020-10-23T12:29:21-07:00

We want to stress that there are no expectations from the recipient family. They are grateful for any gifts they can share with their children during this time.  Any value donated will be appreciated – give what you feel comfortable giving.

Should we wrap the hamper?2020-10-23T12:40:14-07:00

This is up to you.

What has worked well is packaging items that can be reused by the families including knapsacks, baskets and plastic totes.

Aside from the intended recipient family, who sees the contents of the hamper?2020-10-23T12:45:37-07:00

Once delivered to JFS, the hamper your family has created will be directed to a case worker who will ensure its given to the intended recipient family.

Any information you provide for tax receipt purposes and sent directly to JFS via mail or email to development@jfsvancouver.ca remain confidential and are not shared with any external parties.

Please note that the co-chairs of our Hanukkah Hamper program are volunteers and will also not have access to any confidential information that have been directly shared with JFS staff.

How much time do we have to register for Hanukkah Hampers?2020-10-23T12:48:42-07:00

Space is LIMITED for donor family sign ups.

Registration will begin as of October 29th and close once all the families have been matched.

Hampers are due to JFS offices week of November 23-27 at 475 E Broadway, Vancouver to ensure we can arrange delivery before Hanukkah begins on December 10th.

 

How do we submit our hamper to the JFS?2020-10-23T12:55:35-07:00

Once your hamper is complete, you can deliver it directly to the JFS office at 475 East Broadway.

Due to COVID-19 our offices are not currently open to the public so donors are asked to sign-up for a delivery drop spot during the week of November 23-27. This will ensure we have staff and volunteers available to accept your hamper.

Please remember to attach your TAG with your client family number to your hamper. This will ensure it goes to the intended recipient family.

Receipts from your hamper purchase can be turned in for a tax receipt.  Please scan and email them along with the tax receipt form to development@jfsvancouver.ca subject line: Hanukkah Hamper Receipts.  Mailing your form and receipts is also an option. Please send attn: Development Office, 201 – 475 E Broadway St Vancouver, BC V5T 1W9. To be eligible for a 2020 tax receipt, your documents must be received by December 31, 2020.

 

Do we get a tax receipt for the full value of our hamper?2020-10-27T13:57:24-07:00

Purchased items (including gift cards), minus the tax, are eligible for a tax receipt. Please note that any taxes paid on goods are not eligible.

Receipts from your hamper purchase can be turned in for a tax receipt.  Three ways to get a tax receipt

  • In person – Include form and receipts in envelope at Hamper drop off week of Nov 23-27
  • By email – Scan and email them along with the tax receipt form to development@jfsvancouver.ca subject line: Hanukkah Hamper Receipts.
  • By Mail – send your form and receipts by mail to JFS Attn: Development Office, 201 – 475 E Broadway St Vancouver, BC V5T 1W9.
To be eligible for a 2020 tax receipt, your documents must be received by JFS by December 31, 2020
PLEASE NOTE: To avoid inaccuracies with the tax receipts, receipts with non-hamper items will no longer be accepted.

You will receive a tax receipt within a few weeks of submission of your receipts.

I know another donor family who may be interested in becoming a Hanukkah Hamper Helper2020-10-23T13:16:04-07:00

We have been very lucky to have enough donor families to help every year.

But, it is always good to know who is interested in helping out in case we have a shortfall this year or next. Please contact co-chairs, Kamiel Kruse at kamiel.kruse@gmail.com/604-318-4633 or Judy Weinstein at weinsteinjudy@gmail.com with your referral.

Thanks for helping us spread the word!

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