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Public Comments 1. For holiday bazaars, see Hamilton Spectator's list of seasonal events here or individual organizations in this directory
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) THIS INFORMATION IS FOR THE 2021 HOLIDAY SEASON -- INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE 
 
This listing summarizes: 
* holiday season donation and sponsorship programs  
* free community Christmas meals 
* holiday volunteering opportunities 
 
DONATING OR RECEIVING - FOOD, GIFT AND TOY DRIVES  
 
Acts of Kindness Network Annual Holiday Kindness Drive 
* for more information call 905-319-0035 or email aokn@cogeco.ca  
* Kindness Care Paks are distributed in December to residents who have been referred by social service agencies 
* collects grooming products, winter woollies (hats, gloves, mitts, scarves and socks), sweet treats, small gifts and gift cards/certificates for meals, groceries, clothing, movies and services 
 
Burlington Taxi Socks for Hope 
* for more information call 905-333-3333, email socksforhope@burlingtontaxi.com or see website 
* accepts donations of new socks from Dec 1-18 2021 (see website for a list of community Sock Box locations) 
 
Compassion Society Holiday Gift Program 
* for more information call 905-592-3722, email CompassionChristmasWish@gmail.com or see website 
* accepts retailer gift cards or donations online  
* drop off gift cards by Fri, Dec 10 at 484 Plains Rd E (open Mon, Wed, and Fri 9 am-2 pm)  
 
Food for Life Annual Turkey Drive 
* Sat Dec 4 and Sun Dec 5, 2021 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 2515 Appleby Line 
 
Halton Children's Aid Society's Holiday Dreams Program 
* for more information call 905-333-4441 ext 0724, email ljanssen@haltoncas.ca or see website 
* financial or gift card donations support families and youth living independently (donate online
 
Halton Regional Police Service Cram-a-Cruiser Events 
* for more information email MiracleOnMain@haltonpolice.ca 
* accepts donations of unwrapped toys, cash or gift cards 
* Nov 13: 10 am-2 pm at JR Toy Company, 2-4265 Fairview St 
* Nov 20: 10 am-2 pm at Canadian Tire, 2070 Appleby Line and 777 Guelph Line 
* Nov 27: 10 am-2 pm at Canadian Tire, 2070 Appleby Line and 777 Guelph Line 
* Dec 4: 10 am-2 pm at Canadian Tire, 2070 Appleby Line and 777 Guelph Line  
 
Halton Regional Police Service Miracle on Main 
* for more information email MiracleOnMain@haltonpolice.ca 
* accepts donations of unwrapped toys, cash or gift cards at 30 Division, 3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd or donate online 
 
Halton Region Shoebox Project for Women 
* for more information contact Stacey at halton@shoeboxproject.com or see website 
* create a virtual shoebox (see website) or donate online 
 
Halton Women's Place Holiday Giving Gift Card Drive 
* for more information see website or see here to donate online 
* to arrange delivery of gift cards email holidaygiving@haltonwomensplace.com  
 
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) Hugs for the Holidays 
* for more information email hugs@rockonline.ca before Nov 15, 2021 (to receive a family to sponsor anonymously) 
* accepts President's Choice and Walmart gifts cards to give to existing ROCK client families  
* drop off gift cards by Dec 3, 2021 at ROCK's Head Office, 471 Pearl St 
 
Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program 
* for more information call 905-637-3893 
* for support call 289-456-3279 to book a time for registering your household 
* provides gifts for children 16 and under and food hampers for Christmas Day 
* donate new, unwrapped gifts at Salvation Army Community & Family Services, 5040 Mainway, Unit 9 or donate online 
 
Salvation Army Food Collection 
* for more information call Salvation Army 905-637-3893  
* in need of size 5 and 6 diapers, rice, cooking oil and juice  
* drop off donations at Salvation Army Community & Family Services, 5040 Mainway, Unit 9 or donate online 
 
Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child 
* for more information see website or pack a box online 
* supports children ages 2-14 living amidst poverty, disease, war and natural disaster by providing shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene products and other items 
* drop off donations at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 1401 Guelph Line on the following days: Tue, Nov 16 10am-1 pm * Thu, Nov 18 6 pm-8 pm * Fri, Nov 19 6 pm-8 pm * Sat, Nov 20 10 am-12 noon 
 
St Christopher's Anglican Church, Open Doors Christmas Families Program 
* for more information call Christina Mulder at 905-634-1809 or email opendoorsprograms@stcb.ca 
* accepts donations of cash, gift cards for grocery stores and pyjamas to serve over 250 families (charitable receipt for cash donations) 
* drop off donations by Dec 6, 2021 at St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Mon-Fri 10 am-3 pm or donate online 
 
St Christopher's Anglican Church, Open Doors Winter Coats and Boots Program 
* for more information call Christina Mulder at 905-634-1809 or email opendoorsprograms@stcb.ca 
* drop off donations at St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Wed and Thu 9:30 am–4 pm 
* distribution of winter coats and boots through the Clothing Store, Tue 3:30 pm–5:30 pm 
 
The Gift of Giving Back Holiday Food Drive 
* for more information see website 
* between Dec 2-19, 2021 youth athletic clubs and high school students collect non-perishable food items from households to support seven local beneficiaries 
 
 
 
CHRISTMAS MEALS 
Provide opportunities to enjoy a Christmas meal * the following 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 
 
Tue Dec 21: St Christopher's Anglican Church, Open Doors Community Christmas Dinner Take Out Drive Thru (not a sit down dinner) and Community Market 
* 3:30 pm-5:30 pm at St Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line 
* no registration required 
 
Fri Dec 24: Friday Night Community Meal Bag Program Traditional Christmas Dinner Pick Up (not a sit down dinner)  
* 12 noon-4 pm at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline St  
* delivery available for extenuating circumstances  
* no registration required 
 
 
 
VOLUNTEERING 
 
Volunteer Halton 
* see database of volunteer opportunities here or call 905-632-1975 
 
Salvation Army 
* see website or call 905-637-3893  
 
Support for Canadian Forces 
* Write to the Troops, see here 
* Operation Santa Claus (sends holiday care packages to Canadian Forces deployed overseas), see here
Hours Vary by location
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Varies by program
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington, ON
 
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Physical Access Not Applicable - online guide only
Categories and Classification
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Service Categories Christmas Programs ; Holiday Donations ; Holiday Gifts/Toys ; Volunteer Opportunities

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