The Christmas Basket Project is a 100% volunteer-powered mobilization for families in need in Verdun and surroundings. It is an opportunity to put love into action through the distribution of nonperishable and fresh food, Christmas treats and toys.

Each year, we start the project in faith and hope and every year, new and returning supporters make this annual Christmas miracle come to life.

Our goals

This year we hope to help around 200 families and individuals by raising $12,000 & collecting nonperishables & toys.


Interested in helping out?
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II. Participate in our events

Contribute to our bake sales

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Offer items for gift basket raffles

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III. Offer your time

Sign up to volunteer for Operation Baskets on Dec 17-22

Operation Baskets, from Dec 17-22, is when we take all the donations and make the Baskets.

Volunteer on Delivery Day (Dec 23)

Delivery Day is when we deliver the Baskets to the families and individuals. We’ll need loaders, drivers and more!


SAturdays, dec 10 & 17

Drop-in & Drop-off

Drop off your nonperishable donations, drop in and check out our raffle baskets, baked goods, visit and take part in seasonal fun activities for young and old.

thursday, December 22

Final Packing Day

Friday, December 23

Delivery Day

Join in the fun! Let's get these baskets delivered! Rain, snow or shine – we will be out there!

What's in a Christmas Basket?


Pasta, Pasta sauce, Canned tomatoes, Canned vegetables, Canned Soup, Ramen noodle soup, Canned stew, Canned Beans/chickpeas, Canned protein (ham, chicken, tuna), Canned fruit, Rice, Side dishes (Sidekicks), Prepared macaroni and cheese (Kraft Dinner), Peanut butter, Jam, Oatmeal, Cereal, Crackers, Cookies, Instant Coffee, Tea or herbal tea, Hot chocolate, Juice, Shelf stable milk and other milk substitutes, Apple sauce, Pudding /snack packs, Granola bars/snacks, Toddler snacks / baby food, Candy/treats, Baking products (salt, sugar, flour, cake mix, etc)

Fresh Food

Around $75 worth of fresh food (eggs, cheese, milk, bread, vegetables, apples, ham, etc)

New toys for children

Suggested $30-50 value per child for those shopping for toys and gifts