With the holidays fast-approaching, the University of Manitoba Students´
Union (UMSU) is once again busy preparing for its annual Holiday Hampers
program. Through this program, we provide students in need (and their
families) with a hamper of food over the holiday season. Need for this
service has increased significantly over the years as the program is now
open to students from all three University of Manitoba campuses. Last year,
almost 200 hampers were made and delivered, and we predict similar numbers
for this year. UMSU also coordinates a toy drive, loonie tunes and other
efforts in order to provide toys for children and raise funds to run this
Because of the increased need for this program, UMSU would like to make this
a campus-wide effort by inviting you to "Adopt a Hamper". The
"Adopt-a-Hamper" initiative is where an individual or group commits to
putting together and delivering a food hamper. We will provide the list of
groceries that are required for the hamper, as well as the address to where
the hamper should be delivered. Aside from making an important contribution
by helping those in need during the holidays, it is a fun and rewarding
project to engage in with your colleagues and members of your community.
If you or a group of your colleagues are interested in "Adopting a Hamper",
please respond to myself, Nour Rashid, at the UMSU Office before Friday,
December 2, 2011. We are also looking for financial contributions to help
offset the rising costs of this program. Volunteers for packing and
delivering the hampers are also desperately needed; this will take place
between December 12 and 15.
Any contribution you are able to make to this program would be greatly
appreciated. We hope that through our collective effort we can help make
the holidays a little brighter for everyone!
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
University of Manitoba Students' Union
Local 103 - Canadian Federation of Students
tel: 204.474.6524 fax: 204.269.1299 front desk: 204.474.6822
101 University Centre, U of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2