Christmas Voucher Program 2016

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus

Georgia Dubois
FCSS Director
Smoky River FCSS is pleased to announce the second year of the Smoky River FCSS Christmas Voucher Program!

Smoky River FCSS’s mandate is to stay in tuned with the changing needs of our residents which in the past few years, with this program, have included food allergies, ethnicities, special diets to name a few, as well as food manipulation, lack of consistency of items in the food hamper, storage issues etc.

This is why in 2015 the Hamper program converted to a Voucher program. In 2016, once again we will be offering a Christmas Voucher Certificate.

Families and individuals will enjoy Christmas food of their choice as they purchased what their families’ needed, which will encourage independency and responsibility.

In 2015, 171 residents of the Smoky River Region were assisted by this incredible program.

The Voucher Certificate has a specific amount corresponding to the number of adults and children in the household; the Voucher there will have an expiration date. There will be no balance remaining on the Voucher, no cash back, and will specific to food only purchases. Gifts for the youth aged 17 and under will still be purchased with funds raised.

We are looking forward to working together with all of the communities and volunteers within the region as we venture into helping families and individuals during the Christmas season.

We look forward to challenges at the various schools and businesses in the Smoky River Region to assist with the fundraising efforts of this amazing program, and we look forward to the results of the challenges.

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Please make your cheques payable to the Town of Falher and mail them to Smoky River FCSS, Box 420, Falher, AB T0H 1M0, if you aren’t able to come into the office personally.

You will also notice our many Santa boxes that are placed at many different locations throughout the Smoky River Region ready for your cash donation.

Christmas Voucher Application forms are available at all municipal offices.

The deadline for the application forms is November 30, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. and they are to be brought to the FCSS office in Falher.

If you know of an individual or a family who may require some assistance during this time of year, please share this program information with them.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact either Jean or Isabelle at the office at (780) 837-2220.

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