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Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Christmas help / assistance / donations / community dinners / volunteering, Burlington
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) THIS INFORMATION IS FOR 2017 CHRISTMAS SEASON -- 2017 INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE -- THIS RECORD WILL BE UPDATED AND MADE PUBLIC AGAIN IN FALL 2018 
 
This record summarizes: 
* holiday season donation and sponsorship programs  
* free community Christmas meals  
* holiday volunteering opportunities. 
 
DONATING OR RECEIVING - TOYS, GIFTS, FOOD HAMPERS AND SPONSORSHIP  
1. Acts of Kindness Network 
For more information call 905-319-0035 or email aokn@cogeco.ca  
* Provides gifts for those of any age affected by mental illness (recipients must be referred by local agencies and service providers) 
* Accepts gifts such as personal grooming products, winter hats, gloves, mitts, scarves and socks and gift cards/certificates for meals, groceries, clothing, movies and services  
* Donated items may be dropped off until mid-December at Wardell Insurance, 431 Brant St, Burlington 
 
2. The Burlington Post Holiday Toy and Gift Card Drive (supporting Halton Women's Place) 
Contact Don Ford at dford@burlingtonpost.com 
* new, unwrapped items 
* gifts cards (suggestions include grocery stores, clothing stores or malls) 
Toys and gift cards may be dropped off at The Post, 5046 Mainway, Unit 2, during regular business hours (9 am-5 pm) * last day to drop off items is Dec 14 
 
3. Food for Life Annual Turkey Drive 
Sat Dec 9 and Sun Dec 10 
* Shoppers are encouraged to buy and donate a turkey to Food for Life to help a family  
* Burlington locations: Fortinos stores at 1059 Plains Rd E, 5111 New St, 2025 Guelph Line and 2512 Appleby Line  
To volunteer, see below 
 
4. Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 'Share Noel' Christmas Food Hamper 
For more information call 905-335-8172 or email info@gtburlington.org  
* Provides food and gifts to those who find themselves in need at Christmas time 
* Donations of cash, food, gifts, or gift cards from individuals or workplaces are gladly accepted 
To receive help, pick up application at Glad Tidings Church 1401 Guelph Line, and return by Nov 10 (office hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm) 
 
5. Halton Learning Foundation: No Student Left Behind 
For more information call 905-335-3665, ext 3408 or email info@haltonlearningfoundation.ca 
* program helps ensure that Halton District School Board students-in-need have basic necessities and the opportunity to fully participate in school activities 
* monetary donations provide a young person, family or school with funds in the form of gift cards or cash reimbursement to fulfill a student’s needs for food, clothing and more 
* choose a gift from the Gift Catalogue here online or by calling 905-335-3665 ext 3408 
 
6. Halton Regional Police Service Toys for Tots  
Wed Nov 15 to Sun Dec 10, 2017 
For more information, contact Cst. Steve Elms at 905-825-4747 ext 4868 
* Donations of new unwrapped toys, Canadian Tire money, cash or gift cards at various locations for distribution by the Salvation Army 
* Drop off at any police station or any Canadian Tire store  
 
7. Halton Women's Place  
Contact Kaitlin Gordon 905-332-1200 ext 244 or email kgordon@haltonwomensplace.com 
* Contact for drop off location and times 
* Accepts donations for the Holiday Hamper program (see more information here), Nov 15-Dec 18, or year-round for the Shelter Needs List (see list here
 
8. ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) Hugs for the Holidays 
For more information call 905-634-2347 or email hugs@rockonline.ca 
Accepts donations and sponsorships to give Christmas help to client families 
Note: do not apply to ROCK to receive Christmas help, program is only for existing clients of ROCK mental health services 
* Donations: cheque (payable to ROCK Foundation with memo directing funds to Hugs for the Holidays) or gift cards to grocery stores or other retail stores such as Walmart™  
* Sponsorship: provide new unwrapped gifts, gift cards and grocery cards (distributed by ROCK staff and volunteers, sponsors are anonymous) by December 15, 2017 * typical suggested budget is $75-$100 per person (if holiday meal also needed, add approx. $25 per person, more if there are teenagers)  
 
9. Salvation Army Food Hampers 
For more information call Salvation Army 905-637-3893 
* Provides groceries for Christmas dinner 
* Drop off donations at Salvation Army, 5040 Mainway, Unit 9  
To receive hamper: applications included with Oct/Nov Ontario Works cheques, also available at Salvation Army and Burlington Food Bank, Compassion Society and Halton Children's Aid Society (apply by Nov 30, if deadline has passed call Salvation Army at 905-637-3893) 
 
10. Salvation Army Toys for Tots 
For more information call Salvation Army 905-637-3893 
* Provides gifts for children 14 and under  
* Donate new, unwrapped gifts at Salvation Army (5040 Mainway, Unit 9) any police station, Burlington Mall Toy Mountain (near Santa) or Mapleview Centre Guest Services (high need items include baby items (larger diapers, formula, baby clothing, etc.) and gifts for teens such as gift cards, movie tickets, girls' jewellery/accessories, inexpensive MP3 players, games with electronic component, etc.  
* Donate cash at any Salvation Army Christmas kettle 
* Donate cash or Canadian Tire money at Canadian Tire stores, 3200 Fairview St. and 2070 Appleby Line  
To receive gifts: applications included with Oct/Nov Ontario Works cheques, also available at Salvation Army and Burlington Food Bank, Compassion Society and Halton Children's Aid Society (apply by Nov 30, if deadline has passed call Salvation Army at 905-637-3893)  
 
11. Shoebox Project for Shelters 
For more information on the Shoebox Project contact Heather via email at halton@shoeboxproject.com 
* Collects small gifts packaged in decorated shoeboxes for distribution to women in local shelters and others in need. 
* Items can include jewelry, makeup, hair accessories, scarves, hats, gloves, gift cards (include the value and receipt if possible) as well as personal products (no candles, products containing alcohol, razors, Halloween candy, books or clothes that are sized). 
* Boxes must be unsealed and items must be unused and packaged and kept to a value of $50. 
Donations can be dropped off from Nov 13-Dec 9 (during open hours) at the following locations in Burlington: 
* The Auto Station Inc, 1240 Plains Rd E, 289-635-2880, for hours see website 
* BodyMed Boutique, 2033 Mt Forest Dr, 289-337-1508, for hours see website  
* Silver & Gold Jewellers, 4051 New St, 905-631-0356 (Mon-Wed 10 am-6 pm, Thu 10 am-7 pm, Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm)  
 
12. St. Christopher's Anglican Church, Open Doors Christmas Support Program 
Contact Rachel Courey, St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, 905-634-1809 or email opendoors@stcb.ca 
* welcomes donations of cash, gift cards for grocery stores or Walmart, new toys, new clothing or new family items 
* charitable receipt for cash donations 
* drop off donated items at the church by Dec 15th but will accept items up to Christmas Eve  
* volunteers welcome 
* serves 200 -250 families 
To receive support: Registration for program is Nov 14 and 18 * registration forms required. Families given specific pick dates and times at time of registration.  
Food bank and clothing store will also be open Sat Dec 23 10 am-12 noon, for families in need of last-minute items for Christmas. 
 
 
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNERS 
Provide opportunities to enjoy a Christmas meal with others * the following dates are for a traditional Christmas meal * all are free, and open to all members of the public, except where noted * donations from the public to support these dinners are also accepted. 
 
1. Wed Dec 13, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm): North BurLINKton Neighbourhood Dinner Night Out at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 1401 Guelph Line * no reservation required * for more information contact Candi Thorpe at 905-336-7332 
Note: this is the only North BurLINKton dinner in December 
 
2. Thu Dec 14, 12 noon: Seniors Lunch, St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line (between New St and Prospect St), 905-634-1809 * no reservation required  
 
3. Fri Dec 15, 12 noon: North BurLINKton Neighbourhood 55+ Luncheon at Christian Fellowship Church, 2045 Mountainside Dr * registration preferred by Dec 10 * for more information, or to register, contact Candi Thorpe at 905-336-7332 
 
4. Tue Dec 19, 6 pm: St Christopher's Anglican Church, Open Doors Community Supper, 662 Guelph Line (between New St and Prospect St), 905-634-1809 * no reservation required  
 
5. Fri Dec. 22, 6 pm: Friday Night Community at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline St, 905-634-1849 * no reservation required 
 
6. Mon Dec 25 (Christmas Day), 12 noon-2 pm: Burlington East Presbyterian Church, 505 Walker's Line, 905-637-5155 * if, possible, please call church in advance to reserve 
 
7. Mon Dec 25 (Christmas Day), 5 pm: East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Rd E * reservation required, call Mary Dilly at 289-245-1446 or email mdilly@cogeco.ca * carolling * visit and present from Santa 
 
 
VOLUNTEERING  
1. Volunteer Halton 
Database of volunteer opportunities at www.volunteerhalton.ca here, 905-632-1975  
 
2. Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign  
Needs volunteers from the public, begins Nov 17 * contact Major Bob Speakman at 905-637-3893 or 905-630-5212 or apply online 
 
3. Food for Life Annual Turkey Drive  
Sat Dec 9 and Sun Dec 10 
Volunteers (students, churches, individuals, families and corporate groups) encourage shoppers to donate a turkey to Food for Life for a family, for details see here  
* contact Sarah 905-635-1106 ext 225 or email volunteer@foodforlife.ca 
 
4. Support for Canadian Forces 
* Write to the Troops, see www.forces.gc.ca here  
* Op Santa Claus (send treats and necessities to Canadian Forces deployed overseas), see www.cfmws.com here
Hours Vary by location.
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Varies by program.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Christmas Programs ; Community Meals ; Food Banks ; Food Vouchers ; Holiday Donations ; Holiday Gifts/Toys ; Volunteer Opportunities

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