Introduced in 2014, the Fill a House Christmas Campaign sees local businesses and community leaders in Edmonton and Grande Prairie to take on the challenge of filling one of Jandel Homes’ show homes, at each Sales Centre, with donations of non-perishable food, cash and new unused toys. In each region, the donations assist local families that are struggling to make ends meet through the holidays.
“Given the economy, we were expecting donations to be down, but the community really came through this year,” says Dan Hill, Director of Sales with Jandel Homes. “I am thrilled to report that we surpassed last year’s donations and that enables us to help out an awful lot of families”.
The 2016 Fill a House Campaign generated 875 toy donations, over 2,200 food items and $12,500 in cash and gift certificates. The donations this year were raised in support of the Stony Plain Kinsmen Club and Spruce Grove Kinettes Christmas Hamper Programs and in Grande Prairie, the Campaign supported the regional food bank and Big Country FM’s Big Toy Box Campaign.