December is here and with it comes the most wonderful time of the year…TheCodeFactory’s annual Festivus celebration!

The festivities begin at 4:30pm on Thursday, December 19 here at TheCodeFactory.

Like last year, we will be “charging” two donations to the Ottawa Food Bank as an entrance fee. We recently received an email outlining six items they are particularly in need of:

  1. healthy breakfast cereals
  2. diapers – especially larger sizes 4, 5 and 6
  3. juice boxes
  4. rice
  5. soup
  6. canned tuna

If you are looking for donation ideas, please consider the items on this list. Last year, we were able to fill two boxes right to the brim (so much so that we had to strategically pack them in order to get them to close properly!), and this year our goal is to double our donation with a total of four boxes – we believe we can do it, but we need your help!

Also on the agenda is our Feats of Strength, featuring demos by some of our tenants. They’ll be set up around the third floor for you to check out as you mingle and much on Festivus Dinner (snackers provided throughout the event). We will also have an Airing of Gratitude, where we will provide egg nog to thank everyone for their generous food bank donations and for spreading the holiday cheer 🙂

– Kelsey Black