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Joy of Giving struggling for donations

Posted on December 1, 2021 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward


The annual Joy of Giving kicked off this year on Nov. 1 and the campaign is struggling for  monetary donations to this point.

“We are getting nominations as with other years,” said Alta Magee, Joy of Giving chair.

“But the donations are not as significant as in previous years. So we’re concerned that we might not be able to provide as much as we have in previous years and we’d really like to be able to provide enough to give people a half decent Christmas.’”

Magee said, “We have a lot of people in need as well,”

Joy of Giving thinks it’s combination of things as to why donations are low.

“People aren’t getting out as much with COVID and I think COVID has affected a lot of people as far as their work situations as well,” said Magee.

MaGee confirmed it’s been very slow for donations coming in as normally the campaign wuld receive a few at this point.

“Basically, the amount we’re able to give out will totally depend on our donations,” she said.

Donations will be turned into Bow Island/Burdett Chamber Bucks for nominees to spend in the community.

Chamber bucks will be distributed on Dec. 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bow Island.

Donations can be dropped off until Dec. 9  in Bow Island at ATB, Bow Island Hardware the Rolling Pin Bakery, Island Market, Servus Credit Union, Apple Drugs, Lux Hair Studio, Chelsea’s Hair Design, Bow Island Building Supplies, Bow Island Post Office or an etransfer can be sent to

Family nomination deadline is Dec. 1 and can be sent to Magee by calling or texting her at (403) 502-9092.

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