The spirit of Christmas comes with kindness, understanding, cheer, hope and generosity toward our family and neighbors. Every year, we do our best to help spread that same Christmas cheer throughout our community by giving back to those who need it most.
While the Jandel Homes Fill A House Christmas Campaign may have looked a little different this year, that didn’t stop our team, generous sponsors and community members from giving it their all!
What is Fill A House?
Every year, we enter the Christmas season with a mission: to fill one of our show homes with food, toiletries, toys and monetary donations that will support those in need over the holiday season.
Launched in 2014, the Fill a House Christmas Campaign is now an annual donation drive that Jandel Homes is incredibly proud to sponsor. The Fill a House Christmas Campaign has generated over 4,383 toy donations, brought in 9,045 food items and raised more than $99,889 in monetary contributions.
Who Are the Morinville Marvelous Moms?
Not your typical hamper program – that’s for sure. Jandel has had the pleasure of partnering with the Morinville Marvelous Moms’ (MMM) Adopt a Family program for the last three years to give local families in need the Christmas they deserve.
The Morinville Marvelous Moms’ Adopt a Family program has been supporting families in need since 2012. They’ve taken a unique spin on your traditional hamper program by personally shopping for each and every family member.
Their program supplies a variety of things for families including stockings for children, the whole Christmas meal, toiletries, cleaning products and more.
This Year’s Event
2020 saw many challenges for both businesses and families alike. We knew this year’s event was needed more than ever, so we made a few changes to ensure Fill A House could continue in this environment.
Our popular silent auction was moved from an in-person to an online event. Bidders had a chance to view items over a 5 day period this time. This provided those who haven’t been able to attend previous events an opportunity to place their bids on a variety of items from gift certificates to home goods!
The MMM’s wrap day was condensed to a small team under AHS restrictions and we can’t praise them enough! Picture this: our house is typically filled with 15-20 people broken down into wrap teams to power through gift preparation. This year, the same work was done by a handful of wonderful volunteers – thank you!
What We Raised This Year
We’re extremely proud of how the community came together during the toughest year in recent history.
After our finally tally, we’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 Fill A House Campaign saw 44 toy donations, 453 food donations, 22 toiletry donations and $7,919 in monetary contributions.
With this year’s donations, that puts our total Fill A House sponsorship to date at $99,889!
Thank You Again To Our Sponsors
We could not have pulled this off without the generous support of our community and sponsors. Thank you again to our sponsors for making sure families get the Christmas they deserve this year.
Adopt A Room
Black Road Trucking
Prism Engineering, McLennan Ross LLP, Bluetrain Inc, McLeod Home Hardware, Travelers Canada