********* 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.


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


Get Help: Free Community Dinners

Faith Baptist Church
Dinner and an evening of Christmas carols and holiday songs.
Where: 1415 Trafalgar Rd. (directly across from Sheridan College)
When: Fri. Dec. 6th, 2019 * 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: to RSVP for dinner call 905-842-0938 or email office@faithoakville.ca

Trinity United Church Potluck Dinner
A family friendly event that includes children’s activities and a sing-a-long.
Where: 1250 McCraney St. (parking in the rear off Sewell Dr.)
When: Fri. Nov. 22nd, 2019 * 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact: For more information email Abigail at youthministry@trinityunited.com


Give Help: Food, Gift and Toy Drives

Canadian Forces
Write to the Troops

Connecting People in the Community
If you have a gently used cell phone or charger donate it during the month of December to help people experiencing homelessness in Halton to connect with loved ones, social services, jobs and housing.
Drop off locations in Oakville:
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, 2200 Sawgrass Dr.
Clearview Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr.
St. Paul’s United Church, 454 Rebecca St.
St. Luke’s Community Centre, 3114 Dundas St W.
Kerr Street Mission, 485 Kerr St.

Fareshare Food Bank
Monetary and food donations are appreciated.
Visit the website for the list of most needed items.
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: Mon. Dec. 2nd to Sat. Dec. 21st, 2019
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. 7th and Sun. Dec. 8th, 2019 from 9 am-5 pm
Contact: Call 905-635-1106 ext 224 or email emily@foodforlife.ca for more information or to volunteer

No Student Left Behind Halton Learning Foundation
A program that 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 need for food, clothing and more.
Donate online or by calling 905-335-3665 ext 3408.

Lighthouse Peer Support for Grieving Children, Youth and their Families
Bring a gift someone would love and buy a gift at the 2019 Bring & Buy
When: Fri. Nov. 29th * 10 am-noon and 7 pm-9 pm
Where: 2522 Rebecca St. (corner of Bronte Rd. and Rebecca St.)
It is recommended that you register in advance.
Call 905-337-2333 or click on the link for more information.

Miracle on Main Street! Halton Regional Police Service
HRPS is now partnering with the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation – Miracle on Main Street! for their annual toy drive.
Donations of new unwrapped toys, gift cards or Canadian Tire money are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at any police station by Thurs. Dec. 5th, 2019
For more information visit the website or email Miracleonmain@haltonpolice.ca

Halton Women’s Place
Donate to the Holiday Giving Program 2019 or the Shelter Needs List.
When: holiday donations accepted until Thurs. Dec. 19th, 2019 – Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm * Sat (Dec. 7th & 14th) 9 am-1 pm
Contact: email holidaygiving@haltonwomensplace.com for the drop off location

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

Oakville & Milton Humane Society
Experience has proven the best way to support the OMHS is with a monetary donation to obtain the food, medicine and other items needed when they are needed. This also allows the Society to take advantage of OMHS discounts and bulk buying to ensure all of the animals continue to receive the care they need.
If you would prefer to purchase item(s) for donation please visit the Wish List.
All donations are greatly appreciated.

2019 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, nail polish, makeup, blankets, shower products & movies.
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 16th or drop off at any Oakville Fire station
When: Sat. Nov. 16th to Wed. Dec. 18th, 2019
Contact: click on the link for more information and locations of fire stations

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
Donations of food, grocery gift cards, family Christmas food or gift hampers as well as monetary donations are gratefully appreciated.
Contact: 905-257-6029

Safetynet Children and Youth Charities
Monetary donations as well as those of grocery gift cards, clothing, diapers (especially sizes 4, 5 and 6) and new underwear (all sizes for children, women and men) are gratefully appreciated.
Contact: 905-845-7233 (SAFE)

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.
The run starts at 10 am but come at 9 am for a pancake breakfast and pictures with Santa. All are welcome
Where: St. Paul’s United Church, 454 Rebecca St. (beside the YMCA)
When: Sat. Dec. 7th, 2019 at 9 am
Contact: Elizabeth at 905-827-5324 ext. 22 or email: TSAsantashuffleoakville@cogeco.net

The Halton Region Shoebox Project
Collects small gifts packaged in decorated shoeboxes for distribution to women in local shelters and others who use shelter outreach services. Visit the website for a list of what can be included.
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: Kimberley at halton@shoeboxproject.com
Drop-Off from Fri. Nov. 22nd – Fri. Dec. 6th, 2019 at the following locations:
232 South Service Rd E.
Hours: 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
Oakville Place
240 Leighland Ave.
Hours: Mon. – Fri.10 am-9 pm * Sat. 9:30 am-6 pm * Sun. 11 am-5 pm
291 Lakeshore Rd. E.
Hours: 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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