It is hard for most of us to imagine having to worry about not having the money to be able to purchase everything that may be needed to prepare Christmas dinner. For those living at or below the poverty level, spending a large amount of money on a Christmas meal is simply out of reach. Rent, utilities, everyday food items and basic living expenses take priority. An article posted online stated that "Christmas is often a very sad season for those impacted by poverty."
One in seven Canadians live in poverty and in Hamilton it is one in five. This is a sobering statistic when we live in one of the most affluent countries in the world.
Each year the Dream Center is humbled to play a small but increasing role in helping so many in our community take home a hamper full of all the essential items that go into a beautiful Christmas meal. In 2018, 100 fully stocked hampers went out the door. Included in that hamper were a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, milk, butter, potatoes, bread and cookies.
Would you consider sponsoring a family for a Christmas Hamper this year? $250.00 per family helps us provide a Christmas meal, as well as two brand new toys per child per family. We have set a goal of 125 hampers this year!
Please help us help a family living in poverty have a wonderful Christmas meal and share in the wonder of Christmas!
At the Dream Center, it’s about the Community.
Helping to meet their need, and doing what we can
to make life a bit easier.
To help families and individuals to succeed with dignity and purpose
Our Staff & Volunteers:
Amazing, Giving, Kind & Talented people with a desire to help
Every day people who just need a little help to get by
To never stop caring about those with a need and to make a difference in our city