2021 Bare Necessities Campaign

The Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its 21st Annual Bare Necessities campaign.

In previous years, the campaign would normally provide toiletries and hygiene products – the bare necessities – to be donated to various community organizations during the holiday season.  Due to COVID-19, we are not able to accept donations of personal care items this year.  Instead, The Chamber has partnered with The Greater Saint John Community Foundation to collect monetary donations that will be used to provide for those in need.

“We’re so grateful for the support this campaign receives each year,” says David Duplisea, CEO of The Chamber.  “Last year saw the campaign pivot from toiletry and hygiene items to collecting monetary donations.  People were receptive to the change and we were thrilled with the results.  People have always been incredibly supportive of this campaign and last year was no different.” He added.

Continuing this year with the format of collecting monetary donations, The Chamber has set a goal of $5,000 to raise for charities in the region.  Monetary donations will be collected in partnership with the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.

“We are excited to be partnering with The Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce for their Bare Necessities campaign,” said Kelly Evans, CEO of the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.  “We are happy to do anything we can to aid with these initiatives in our communities that all work to strengthen the quality of life in our region,” she added.