Donate to the Christmas Store

Wesley’s Christmas & Holiday Store relies on donations to fill the shelves with new gifts and food.

This year, donations can be dropped off at the Christmas Store on the first three Sundays of December, from 12:15 – 2:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Memorial United Church located at 1974 King St E in Hamilton. Alternatively, you can drop donations off at the Christmas Store during Shopper Registration or Store Open times. View the full Christmas Store calendar here.

If you’d like to make a monetary donation online in support of the Christmas Store, you can do so here or use the button below.


If you’d like to send a cheque in the mail, please send it to

Wesley Urban Ministries
52 Catharine Street North
Hamilton ON L8R 1J1

For any inquiries about making donations for the Christmas Store or to make a credit card donation over the phone, please contact Andrea Buttars. Her email is  and you can also reach her by phone at 905 528 5629 x 248.

Popular Donation Items for the Christmas Store

This is in no way an exhaustive or restrictive list for donations, but is an indication of some of our most-requested items at the Christmas Store. In addition to this list, donations of new or gently used hats, mitts, socks, Christmas stockings and plastic or re-usable bags for shoppers are always needed.

Gifts Donations (Approximately $25 value per gift):

Infants & Toddlers
Examples: Diapers, New Clothing, Educational Toys, Gift Certificates (Walmart, Toys ‘R’ Us)

Children, ages 5-12
Examples: Dolls, Arts & Crafts, Cars & Trucks, Board Games, Gift Certificates (Walmart, Toys ‘R’ Us)

Teens, ages 13-18
Example: Sports Equipment, Hair Appliances, Hygiene Sets, Gift Certificates (Walmart, Shoppers
Drug Mart, Tim Hortons)

Examples: Small Kitchen Appliances, Towel & Linens, Hygiene Sets, Gift Certificates
(Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons)

Food Donations:
Baby Food & Formula
Dried Lentils & Beans
Dried Soup Mixes
Canned Juice & Juice Boxes
Canned Meat
Canned Soup
Canned Stew
Canned Vegetables
Flour & Sugar
Granola Bars
Individual Snacks
Mac & Cheese
Pasta & Pasta Sauce
Rice & Oats
Sugar & Flour
Tea & Coffee
Tetra & Powdered Milk

Want to Volunteer at the Christmas Store?

Click here for more information on how you can get involved as a volunteer. Volunteer roles include: set-up and take-down, sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting and assisting shoppers, cashiers and more!

Want to register for the Christmas Store as a shopper?

Eligibility for Wesley’s Christmas & Holiday Store is wide-ranging and is based on total household income, as well as the number of people living together.

Want to see if you qualify to shop at the 2017 Christmas Store? Click here.