PROGRAM Information


THANK YOU for your continued support, generosity and kindness towards local deserving families that need a helping hand this holiday season.

For the 50th year, the Spruce Grove Kinette volunteers are working to make Christmas brighter for local families struggling with a limited income. Our goal is to support families in need with food and gifts for the holidays and last year, with your help, we assisted 656 families in our area, and supported close to 1900 residents!

Planning for the 2023 season is well underway. This year's program will be running with the same changes we had in place last year:

  • The Parkland Food Bank will be administering the distribution of the food portion of the Christmas Hampers, in the form of an ‘upsized’ December hamper for all clients. The Kinettes will not collect and distribute non-perishable food, but will support the Parkland Food Bank with gift cards for food to contribute to the upsized December hamper.
  • The gift portion of the Christmas Hamper program will be run completely separate from the food. The Kinettes will collect and distribute gifts and gift cards to children 17 and under. Last year, we provided gifts to 762 children in our area!
  • In light of the changes these past few years, we encourage gift cards and monetary donations.

We rely on our community and surrounding area to donate to this important, local cause. We are a 100% volunteer-based non-profit group, and can only assist those in need in our community with your help. Our primary goal is to have donations meet the need in our area at Christmas. 

YOU CAN HELP us reach our goals and support your community at Christmas by DONATING:

  1. Monetary donations or local grocery store gift cards will go towards a family’s ‘upsized’ December food hamper.
  2. Gift cards or new, unwrapped gifts for children 17 and under (local gift cards are ideal for ages 10+).


  • Online donations (Donorbox) gratefully accepted-
  • Donations can be brought to us in a check-in and drive-thru fashion at the Spruce Grove Alliance Church (250 Century Road):

    • Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8, from 4pm-8pm
    • Monday, December 11th, from 9am-4pm
  • Donate at advertised collection locations around Spruce Grove 
  • Cheques can be mailed, or can be picked up by one of our volunteers
    • Cheques can be made payable:
Spruce Grove Kinette Christmas Hampers
Box 3664
Spruce Grove, AB  T7X 3A9
The gifts will be organized and assembled for each family the week of December 11th, 2023 at the Spruce Grove Alliance Church

For additional information, please refer to If you know anyone in need of assistance, please encourage them to reach out and apply for a Christmas Hamper. 

Please direct any questions to, or Trina Merkel at (780) 242-0516

THANK YOU for your incredible support of local families at Christmas. Best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!

The Spruce Grove & East Parkland Christmas Hamper Volunteers


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