It’s a wrap! 2013 Victoria Hamper Party Report

Read the report from Sunday’s event here – With thanks to everyone for filling a grand total 110 hampers this year, a message from Joyce and a heart-warming letter of gratitude from the Salvation Army. Image


Countdown to Sunday’s Hamper Party!

Party Envelope

RSVP now – click the envelope!

Hamper Party Day is nearly here! There are still many things we need, so have a look at the list below and help fill in the gaps by RSVPing – just click the envelope to get your personal invitation and let us know what you can bring (and when) this Sunday, Dec 8!


Fresh Fruit and Veg: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Green Veg Oranges and other Fruit.

Dessert Crisis! Traditional Christmas Deserts like Fruitcake, Plum Pudding, Stollen, Shortbread and other treats.

Staples: Bread, Butter and Milk.

The Good Stuff: Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce or Cranberries.

We now have more than 90 turkeys! Thanks to all of you have either made financial donations, or committed to delivering a bird (or ten) to the event. Special thanks to Larry and Pauline Rittenhouse for 10 turkeys, and to Thrifty Foods for a donation and a discount on 40 turkeys!

Let’s try for 100 before Sunday!


Now RSVP even easier!

Hamper party participants have to RSVP lots of information: what they’re bringing, how much of it, and at what time.  The online system we tried first (see my last post below) wasn’t really designed for that, so Janet Munsil set us up a Punchbowl invitation and it’s awesome!  After you sign in, you continue to a “Potluck” page that not only lets you indicate what you’ll be bringing, it also shows you how much of each item we still need.

Continuing on to the “Message Board” page lets you tell us quantities and time you’ll be arriving and any other messages you want to communicate.  At the bottom of that page you can indicate if you want to receive email updates on how we’re doing.

Here’s that most magical link:

Donations can still be made through CCPA as in the last post.  Hope to hear from you all soon.  Party day is only a week away!