********* 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

Happy Festivus Dinner
For teens 13-19 years of age
An RSVP would be appreciated but not necessary.
Where: Bronte Youth Centre, 2296 Lakeshore Rd. W.
When: Fri. Dec. 15th, 2017
Contact: 905-582-3592


Faith Baptist Church
Where: 1415 Trafalgar Rd. (directly across from Sheridan College)
When: Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017 at 6 pm
Contact: to register call 905-842-0938 or email office@faithoakville.ca


Calvary Chapel Christmas Eve Potluck Brunch
Where: Iroquois Ridge Community Centre (gymnasium) 1051 Glenashton Dr.
When: Sun. Dec. 24th, 2017 at 10 am
Contact: 289-795-0365 * feel free to bring a potluck dish if you would like but not necessary


Trinity United Church Community Potluck Dinner
Enjoy crafts, a sing-a-long, good food and great company
Where: 1250 McCraney St.
When: Fri. Nov. 24th, 2017 at 5 pm
Contact: email Abigail at youthministry@trinityunited.com

GIVE HELP: Food, Gift and Toy Drives

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
Donations of grocery food cards.
Contact: 905-339-2355 * please call ahead to ensure someone is available to receive them


Canadian Blood Services
December blood donor clinics:
Where: Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Rd.
When: Dec. 15th, 2017 1 pm-7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd.
When: Thu. Dec. 28th, 2017, 3 pm-7 pm


Canadian Forces
Write to the Troops
Op Santa Claus – send gifts to our 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 Fri. Dec. 1st – Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017
Contact: 905-339-2370 or visit the website for cash donations


Fareshare Food Bank
Donations of food or cash.
Please note items that are urgently needed: tins of fruit, peas, corn, salmon & ham * tea bags * instant coffee * pasta & rice side dishes * baby formula * 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: Fri. Dec 8th – Sun. Dec. 24th, 2017
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: Real Canadian Superstore, 201 Oak Park Blvd. * Fortinos, 173 Lakeshore Rd. W. * Fortinos, 493 Dundas St. W.
When: Sat. Dec. 9th and Sun. Dec.10th, 2017 from 9 am-5 pm
Contact: 905-635-1106 for more information or to volunteer


No Student Left Behind Halton Learning Foundation
Choose a gift from the 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, Canadian Tire money, cash or gift cards at various locations for distribution by the Salvation Army.
Where: Drop off at any police station or any Canadian Tire location in Halton
When: Wed. Nov. 15th – Sun. Dec. 10th, 2017
Contact: HRPS at 905-825-4747 ext 4868 (4TOT) or email ToysforTots@haltonpolice.ca


Halton Women’s Place
Donate to the Holiday Hamper Program or the Shelter Needs List.
When: Wed. Nov. 15th – Thu. Dec. 7th, 2017
Contact: 905-332-1200 ext 244 or 228 for drop off location and times


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


25th Annual Christmas Toy Drive Oakville Professional Firefighters Association
Donate toys for infants, children and teens. All donations are greatly appreciated but especially needed are gifts for children and teens 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.
Donations are distributed to local families and agencies including Kerr Street Mission, Salvation Army of Oakville, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Children’s Aid Society, Halton Women’s Place, Oakville Parent-Child Centre, Military Family Resource Centre, Halton Community Housing and Safetynet Children and Youth Charities.
Where: starting at Oakville’s Santa Claus parade or drop off at any Oakville Fire station
When: Sat., Nov. 18th – Sun. Dec. 17th, 2017
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: 905-849-6366


Safetynet Children and Youth Charities
Donations of cash, 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 5K Fun Run and 1K 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. 2nd, 2017 at 10 am
Contact: register at www.santashuffle.ca


4th Annual Horse and Wagon Rides
Horse drawn wagon rides to enjoy the Christmas lights in the neighbourhood.
* Christmas carols, raffles and snacks
* event is free but participants are asked to make a cash donation
* all proceeds go to Easter Seals, Ontario to send children with disabilities to summer camp
Where: Sunningdale School, 1434 Oxford Dr.
When: Sun. Dec 10th, 2017 from 6 pm-8 pm
Contact: Elizabeth Polak 905-617-3556 or email elizabeth.polak@century21.ca


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.
Donations can be dropped off at:
ellephysio, 232 South Service Rd. E., Unit A
Palermo Village Dental, 2525 Old Bronte Rd. #290
When: Mon. Nov. 13th – Sat. Dec. 9th, 2017 * check location websites for hours
Contact: Heather at halton@shoeboxproject.com


Trees for Kids
Bring an unwrapped toy/gift-preferably for a teen and receive a Christmas tree. Toys donated to Oakville children, funds to Easter Seals, Ontario
Where: Century 21, 467 Speers Rd.
When: Sat. Dec.9th, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm
Contact: Debra Emidio at 416-843-8963


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