Christmas Bureau charity set for final weekend

This weekend marks the final chance for people looking for help from the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton.

Melissa Fitchett, who lost her job earlier this year, was one of the people who dropped into the charity’s walk-in-days at Amiskawicy Academy.

“It makes me feel really good that I can give my daughter some presents this year. And have some food, you know, to make something for Christmas,” she said.

Executive Director Wendy Batty say the charity, which hands out food hampers and toys to the less fortunate, expects to serve around 65,000 Edmontonians this year.

“And so they're here on a Saturday and a Sunday to access the things that we take for granted to provide for our families at Christmas time.”

People will be able to collect hampers at the charity Saturday evening and during the day on Sunday.

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