********* Oakville’s Christmas Sharing Guide *********

 

Share the Christmas spirit and find ways to give back over the holiday season! This list is updated as information becomes available.

Volunteering

Volunteer Halton has volunteering opportunities for a wide range of local nonprofit organizations.

 

Get Help: Free Community Dinners

Faith Baptist Church
Where:
1415 Trafalgar Rd. (directly across from Sheridan College)
When: Fri. Dec. 7th, 2018 at 6 pm
Contact: to register call 905-842-0938 or email office@faithoakville.c

Trinity United Church Community Potluck Lunch
Enjoy crafts, a sing-a-long, good food and great company
Where: 1250 McCraney St. (parking in the rear off Sewell Dr.)
When: Fri. Nov. 23rd, 2018 * doors open at 11:30 am, lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm
Contact: Please RSVP by Tue. Nov 20th and for details email Abigail at youthministry@trinityunited.com

St. Simon’s Anglican Church
Where:
1450 Litchfield Rd.
When: Sun. Dec. 9th, 2018 at 5 pm
Contact: 905-845-8351 to RSVP

Oakville Christian Centre
Where:
146 Trafalgar Rd.
When: Sat. Dec. 8th, 2018 at 5 pm
Contact: email twm@gattwm.org to RSVP

 

 

Give Help: Food, Gift and Toy Drives

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton
Donations of grocery food cards.
Contact: Emily at 905-339-2355 ext 221 or email emily.helpard@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca * please call ahead to ensure someone is available to receive them

Canadian Blood Services
December Blood Donor Clinics:
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd.
When: Thu. Dec. 20th, 2018, 3 pm-7 pm

Where: Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Rd.
When: Fri. Dec. 21st, 2018 1 pm-8 pm

Where: Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Dr.
When: Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018 4 pm-8 pm

Canadian Forces
Write to the Troops

Home Suite Hope
Donations of cash, household items, grocery, gas or clothing gift cards * sponsor a family * donate the gift of your time to volunteer
When: Mon. to Fri. 9 am-5 pm from Sat. Dec. 1st to Thur. Dec. 13th, 2018
Contact: 905-339-2370 or email programs@homesuitehope.org or visit the website to make a cash donation

Fareshare Food Bank
Donations of food or cash.
Please note items that are urgently needed: baby food and formula * canned fruit, meat and soup * pasta & rice side dishes * pasta sauce * powdered laundry detergent
Where: 1240 Speers Rd, Unit 6, call ahead for hours * donations of food at any Oakville fire station 24 hours a day * food donation bins also located at local grocery stores
When: Sun. Dec 2nd to Sun. Dec. 23rd, 2018
Contact: 905-847-3988

Turkey Drive Food For Life
Volunteers will ask shoppers to donate a turkey to Food for Life. The turkeys will be distributed through social service agencies to families in need.
Where: Fortinos, 173 Lakeshore Rd. W. * Fortinos, 493 Dundas St. W.
When: Sat. Dec. 8th and Sun. Dec.9th, 2018 from 9 am-5 pm
Contact: emily@foodforlife.ca for more information or to volunteer

No Student Left Behind Halton Learning Foundation
Choose a gift from the online gift catalogue or by calling 905-335-3665 ext 3408.
A monetary donation will fulfill a Halton District School Board student’s needs for food, clothing and more.

Toys for Tots Halton Regional Police Service
Donations of new unwrapped toys, cash, gift cards or Canadian Tire money for distribution by the HRPS and the Salvation Army.
Where: Drop off at any police station
* 20 Division – 95 Oak Walk Dr.
* HRPS Headquarters – 2485 North Service Rd. W., Oakville
When: donations gratefully accepted by Fri. Dec. 7th, 2018
Contact: 905-825-4747 ext 4868 (4TOT) or email ToysforTots@haltonpolice.ca

Halton Women’s Place
Donate to the Holiday Giving Program 2018 or the Shelter Needs List.
When: Wed. Nov. 14th to Thu. Dec. 20th, 2018
Contact: 905-332-1200 ext 244 or 263 for drop off location and times

2nd Annual Happy Endings Diaper Drive – Information Oakville
Donations of diapers (especially sizes 4, 5 and 6), wipes and new underwear for all ages to benefit SafetyNet Children and Youth Charities.
Where: Information Oakville office, Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy St. 2nd floor
When: donations gratefully appreciated by Mon. Dec 17th, 2018
Contact: 905-815-2042 ext 5059 or 5132

Christmas Wonders and Beyond Kerr Street Mission
Contact: Agnes Stassen at 905-845-7485 or email agnes@kerrstreet.com

Shelter Wish List Oakville & Milton Humane Society
Cash donations are also welcome.
Contact: 905-845-1551

Food Drive Oakville Public Library
Donations can be dropped off at 2 locations:
Glen Abbey Branch:
Where: 1415 Third Line
When: during library hours
Contact: 905-815-2039

Woodside Branch:
Where: 1274 Rebecca Street
When: during library hours
Contact: 905-815-2036

26th Annual Christmas Toy Drive Oakville Professional Firefighters Association
Donate new unwrapped toys for infants, children and teens. All donations are greatly appreciated but especially needed are gifts for youth ages 11-16. Some gift ideas for this age group include: gift cards, sports equipment, electronics, posters, calendars, journals, school supplies, backpacks, clothing (winter hats and gloves), jewelry, hair accessories, cosmetics, blankets, shower products, movies and movie passes.
All donations will be distributed directly to local families, institutions and community agencies supporting children and youth.
Where: starting at Oakville’s Santa Claus parade on Sat. Nov 17th or drop off at any Oakville Fire station
When: Sat., Nov. 17th to Mon. Dec. 18th, 2018
Contact: click on the link for more information and locations of fire stations

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
Donations of food, cash, grocery gift cards, family Christmas food or gift hampers.
Contact: 905-257-6029

Safetynet Children and Youth Charities
Donations of cash, grocery gift cards, clothing, diapers (especially sizes 4, 5 and 6) and new underwear (all sizes for children, women and men).
Contact: 905-845-7233 (SAFE)

Salvation Army Oakville Community Church
Donations of food, cash or new unwrapped toys.
Contact: 905-827-5324

Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk
Helps the Salvation Army of Oakville assist families and individuals at Christmas and throughout the year.
Where: St. Paul’s United Church, 454 Rebecca St. (beside the YMCA)
When: Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018 at 10 am
Contact: Heather Taylor, 905-827-5324 ext. 24 or email: TSAsantashuffleoakville@cogeco.net

Shoebox Project for Shelters
Collects small gifts packaged in decorated shoeboxes for distribution to women in local shelters and others who use shelter outreach services. Items can include jewelry, makeup, hair accessories, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, gift cards (Tim Hortons, Wal-Mart-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. Visit the website for complete details.
Contact: Emma at halton@shoeboxproject.com
Drop-Off locations:
Where: EllePhysio, 232 South Service Rd E.
When: Mon. 9 am-7 pm * Tues. 7:30 am-7 pm * Wed. 9 am-7:30 pm * Thurs. 7:30 am-7 pm * Fri. 9 am-4 pm
Where: Lululemon, 291 Lakeshore Rd. E.
When: Mon., Tues., Wed. 10 am-6 pm * Thurs, Fri, 10 am-7 pm * Sat. 10 am-6 pm * Sun. 11 am-5 pm

 

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