The Stocking Project has a new home this year in big red Deschenes-Poitras barn on Hazeldean Road. They’re now accepting donations and volunteers to make this season another success.
The premise behind The Stocking Project is simple: Ask friends, neighbours, colleagues and family for referrals to people who may need a little helping hand. The target for this project are people who would normally not ask for help, those who would not attempt to solicit help from an agency of any kind, and those who likely tell very few people they need help. The Stocking Project depends on community members to refer their friends, neighbours and colleagues as project recipients. All referrals remain confidential.
The process is simple: The community donates small gifts (new items only) that would be typical to a stocking, to stuff the stockings. Referrals go into the project anonymous email and we deliver the full stockings to the recipients a few days before Christmas. There is also an option for the person who referred the family to pick up the stockings and deliver them to the people they referred personally.
When the Project does the deliveries they carefully leave the stockings on the porch of the home with an anonymous note, ring the doorbell and run! It is akin to being “elfed” however on a much bigger scale and with a specific market in mind. The Stocking Project will Serve Kanata, Stittsville, and Carp for the 2017 Christmas Season.
You can drop off donations at the workshop, located inside the barn at 6255 Hazeldean Road just east of Carp. The workshop is open Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm. You can find more info on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KanataStockingProject/