Holiday Care Kits
How do you spread some holiday cheer in a year where everything looks a bit different? By mail!
The Fed, along with our large Fed Family made up of organizations, adult allies, and other youth, are working together to build Holiday Care Kits for youth in and from government care across BC!
The winter holidays can be a difficult time for youth in and from care. Many of youth feel a lack of the connection and belonging that are a big part of this season for many folks. This year, navigating the holidays during a pandemic means that many of the gatherings and celebrations where young people might usually spend time with community and chosen family won't be possible, so we want to remind them that they're supported and cared for this holiday season with a Holiday Care Kit! Holiday Care Kits will include items for personal care, fun, entertainment, warmth, treats, culture, self-care and more. Our hope is that these little packages of goodies remind youth that their Fed Family is thinking of them and sending them love!
We’ve had overwhelming response from youth requesting Holiday Care Kits! We’re so excited to share holiday love and cheer with so many young people in the care community. Our goal was to provide 250 kits to youth in and from care across BC, and we’ve already passed 250 requests!
We still need donations to get Holiday Care Kits to every young person who requested one!
For a donation of $50, you can provide a youth with a Holiday Care Kit that will help remind them that they are cared for and supported always, but especially during this challenging time. Any donation helps us reach our goal! We will be able to provide a tax receipt for anything over $10.00 upon request.
- You can mail us a cheque with a note to indicate it is for the Holiday Care Kits at 500-625 Agnes St, New Westminster V3M 5Y4
- You can also make a donation through Canada Helps at https://fbcyicn.ca/ways-give
If cash is not possible you can still help! You can send or arrange a time to drop off:
- Gift cards
- E-gift cards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Items for the Kits (please note there is a weight restriction of 11lbs for each kit)
Suggested item ideas:
- Earbud headphones
- Notebooks and journals
- Coloring books
- Writing supplies
- Fidget toys
- Hand warmers
- Hot chocolate or tea
- Portable charging banks
- Small games
- Things appropriate for children from 0 to 12 years old
Another way you can help is to help spread the word about this important project so please share in all the ways you can! If you have any questions or would like to make arrangements for your donation please contact us at email@example.com or call 604-527-7762. We are grateful for anything you might be able to do this year to make the holiday season a little bit more special for youth in and from care.
Please note that requests for Holiday Care Kits have now closed as we've passed our goal of 250.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions on in-person events, we are not offering Holiday Dinner Grants this year.