Christmas Hamper fundraiser planned for N.B.

By Angela Brown
November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

A North Battleford business woman is giving to local families this Christmas, who'd otherwise go without. 

Leah Chudzik will host a fundraiser to create Christmas hampers. The project is close to her heart, as she knows what a modest Christmas is like. 

"Growing up, I didn't have the luxuries most other kids did," she said. "The funds were pretty slim. They weren't great Christmases like most of the people I went to school with. So I know what it's like to be on the outside of things looking in.

"I want to give back to children, and let them know somebody out there is looking out for you. It's going to be ok."

Chudzik said people can either donate money or buy one of the tote bags she is selling as a Thirty-One Gifts consultants. She will also be donate any commissions she raises.

Chudzik plans to make roughly 50 hampers. She asked for necessities, like hairbrushes or socks, plus toys and clothing items or "something that they might want as a child." 

"I'm hoping to take some [hampers] around to a few of the schools to give them to guidance counsellors. I feel they will know the children best and who can use them," she said, adding she has also been in contact with shelter staff at The Lighthouse.   

 The fundraiser will take place at Blend restaurant in North Battleford Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.


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