How To Help

The Christmas Bureau can only help with the generous support of the community.  If you would like to help in some way, thank you!  You have many options to choose from.

I would like to volunteer

Kitchener-Waterloo

House of Friendship:

Volunteers play an important role in ensuring the success of this program. This year, we anticipate about 500 volunteer shifts will be needed to ensure everyone has access to food this Christmas Season. To learn more about the volunteer positions we have available and to sign up, visit houseoffriendship.org/volunteer. Volunteer shifts are now full, if you would like to be put on a waitlist please email volunteers@houseoffriendship.org.

Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army distributes toys to about 5000 children and youth each year.  We can not do this with out our volunteers and community partners.  Please contact us at 519-745-4215 to volunteer this Christmas.

Cambridge

Salvation Army

Please call to find out if volunteer opportunities are available, 519-742-4215. 

Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

Not currently accepting volunteers. Check back again.

Woolwich

Please contact Woolwich Community Services to enquire if there are any available opportunities.

Wilmot

For volunteer opportunities, please contact our office at info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca or call 519-662-2731.

I would like to donate toys, gift cards or food

Kitchener-Waterloo

Kitchener Salvation Army:

To help the KW Salvation Army share gifts with local families they are asking that you shop online and direct the items to be delivered to their location at 75 Tillsley Drive, Kitchener, ON N2E 3T1.

All food donations should go to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Cambridge

Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

To support the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank share the joy of Christmas this season, please drop off gift cards and Turkeys, Chickens or Hams to 54 Ainslie St South, Cambridge, Monday-Friday 9-4:40 at back door off Warnock. For gift cards, please purchase $25 and $50 denominations.

Cambridge Salvation Army

To support the Cambridge Salvation Army help local families with gifts, please donate in the following ways:

  1. Online: www.salvationarmy.ca (Choose: Donate to a specific location and choose Cambridge)
  2. Mail in: P.O Box 27008, 115 Dundas McLaren RPO, Cambridge, ON, N1R 8H1
  3. Drop Off: The Salvation Army, 16 Shade Street, Cambridge ON

Woolwich

Please contact Woolwich Community Services to enquire if there are any available opportunities.

Wilmot

If you would like to collect donation items as a group for hamper items, please view the list of suggested items on our website at www.wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca or call our office at 519-662-2731.

I would like to donate money

Donations are accepted by any of the participating partners at the links below. Your support will help to ensure that everyone in Waterloo Region has access to food and gifts for their children this Christmas Season.

House of Friendship

Kitchener Salvation Army

Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

Cambridge Salvation Army

Woolwich Community Services

Wilmot Family Resource Centre

St Vincent de Paul Society