The Christmas Cheer committee anticipates the need for support at Christmas will be great this year and a decision has been made to support 150 families, requiring an estimated budget of $12,000. There will be no actual food hampers this year; Beecroft will not be filled with rows of paper bags and stacks of food. This year, we will be providing gift cards, reducing risk and concerns associated with the pandemic. The Rideau Park congregation has been tremendously generous in its support of this initiative, and I hope this year will be no different. Donations can be made by e-transfer to “”; by credit card or Interac through, or by cheque payable to “Rideau Park United Church”. Please indicate that the donation is for Christmas Cheer. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Conrad at 613-744-7344 or by email.