ABOUT THE HARBOUR LIGHTS CAMPAIGN
The Harbour Lights Campaign Inc. is a registered charity.
The mission of The Harbour Lights Campaign Inc. is to coordinate fundraising for 15 food banks in Southwestern New Brunswick, Canada on an annual basis and to disperse the funds raised to those food banks. The Campaign primarily occurs during the month of December each year via a founding partnership of CBC Radio One in Saint John and Port Saint John, and with supporting partner Saint John Energy and a Board of Directors with ties to the community and the food banks.
While the fundraising of this campaign occurs during the holiday period each year, food banks have the greatest needs outside the holiday period when people do not traditionally think of giving. For this reason, the campaign continues to receive funds into the New Year and the funds raised are dispersed at the end of January. The funds raised through Harbour Lights have become a staple for the food banks and see them through the hard winter months when their traditional donation streams are greatly reduced but their need is greatest.
Today, a few years into its third decade, the Harbour Lights Campaign continues to be a symbol of the holiday spirit and the generosity of the people of southwestern New Brunswick.
IMPACT OF THE HARBOUR LIGHTS CAMPAIGN
The beneficiaries of the Harbour Lights Campaign Inc. are 15 food banks in Southern New Brunswick stretching from St. Stephen to Sussex and including the Fundy Isles. Each food bank will receive a percentage of the total that reflects the percentage of the total clients served in the previous year from the hunger count provided by New Brunswick Association of Food Banks.
WAYS TO DONATE
Online via Canada Helps Harbour Lights Campaign Inc. page (available year round)
Via the annual Campaign with CBC Radio One Information Morning Saint John each December