Holiday Dinner Fund

To help boost the morale and welfare of deployed members and their families during the holiday season.

As families come together this holiday season, some Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families will be separated due to the deployment of Canadian troops around the world.

Recognizing the sacrifices that deployed personnel and their families make on behalf of all Canadians, Mr. Rick Ekstein, a Canadian businessperson and active member of the Jewish community from Thornhill Ontario, and his wife Lillian, were moved to give back.  They decided to make a leadership gift to Support Our Troops.  

This contribution, which is now known as the Holiday Dinner Fund, will help boost the morale and welfare of approximately 1,406 CAF members currently deployed overseas and their families. The families will receive supermarket $50 gift cards to help cover the cost of food during the holiday season. Troops deployed overseas will enjoy pure Canadian maple syrup with their Christmas breakfast.

  Donate to the Holiday Dinner Fund 2018

The Eksteins hope their spontaneous gesture will encourage other Canadians to donate to Support Our Troops’ Holiday Dinner Fund to benefit eligible military families over next year’s holiday season.