Registration is now open for Deltassist’s Christmas programs.
For decades, Deltassist has supported hundreds of Delta residents each year at Christmas, distributing hundreds of food hampers and thousands of toys to low-income families, seniors and individuals.
This year’s toy depot will be held at East Delta Hall (10379 Ladner Trunk Rd.) Dec. 13-15, while Christmas food hampers will be delivered by local service clubs on Dec. 17.
Eligible families and individuals must apply in person at either Deltassist’s North Delta office (9097 Scott Rd., open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or Ladner office (#200 5000 Bridge St., open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
To complete registration, Deltassist requires proof of residence in Delta, proof of income and CareCards for children registered for the toy depot.
Eligibility criteria have increased this year — for details, visit deltassist.com/community/deltassist-christmas-programs-information-and-registration.
The registration deadline for both the toy depot and Christmas food hamper program is Friday, Dec. 9, and families that register before Nov. 18 are eligible to enter a draw to receive a family portrait.
Meanwhile, Deltassist is looking for donations of toys and food to support this year’s Christmas programs.
Toys are needed for children from birth to 16 years of age, and as always the need is greatest for gifts suitable for infants and teens.
Most-needed non-perishable food items include breakfast cereals, canned ham and chicken, canned hearty meals (e.g. stew), peanut butter, rice, pasta and sauce, hot chocolate and cookies.
New, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at either Deltassist’s North Delta or Ladner office.
For more information or for other ways to help, contact community services co-ordinator Randi-lee Lensen at 604-594-3455 or e-mail email@example.com.