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

The Spruce Grove Kinettes lead the Hamper program for Spruce Grove & East Parkland residents, the Stony Plain Kinsmen lead the Hamper program for Stony Plain & West Parkland residents, and working together, they make Christmas brighter for local families struggling with a limited income. As we are all part of the larger Tri-Region, both organizations run mirror programs and are able to share area donations collected through many joint initiatives and local events. Our goal is to support local families in need with food and gifts over the holidays, and last year, with your help, we assisted 1394 families in our area, and supported close to 4000 residents!

Planning for the 2023 season is well underway. This year's program will be running with the same changes we made 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 and Kinsmen 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. Last year, we provided $180,000.00 in grocery gift cards to hamper recipients!
  • The gift portion of the Christmas Hamper program will be run completely separate from the food. The Kinettes and Kinsmen will collect and distribute gifts and gift cards to children 17 and under. Last year, we provided gifts to 1682 children in our area!
  • In light of the changes these past 2 years, we encourage gift cards and monetary donations.

We rely on our communities and surrounding area to donate to this important, local cause. We are 100% volunteer-based non-profit groups, 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
  • Donate at advertised collection locations around Spruce Grove and Stony Plain 
  • 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

      Stony Plain Kinsmen Christmas Hampers
      Box 2231
      Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7

The gifts will be organized and assembled for each family the week of December 11th, 2023; in Spruce Grove at the Alliance Church and in Stony Plain at the Pavilion at Heritage Park. We will be strictly adhering to health guidelines and restrictions, and kindly ask that you bring us your donations as outlined, above.

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

Please direct any questions to Trina Merkel (780) 242-0516 and to Ed Berney  (780) 915-6934.

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


The Spruce Grove Kinette and Stony Plain Kinsmen Christmas Hamper Volunteers


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