NEW for 2020- Holiday Hampers!
Due to COVID-19, Wesley’s Christmas & Holiday program will not operate like a store this year. Instead, we will provide hampers for people who participate in Wesley programs and through some of our community partners. This includes families, seniors and the homeless.
Donations and pre-packed hampers can be dropped off at 1974 King Street East in December, where volunteers will sort and pack hampers. See below.
There will be no public access of the program or Pioneer Church this year. Community members looking for assistance can contact a Food Bank at: https://www.hamiltonfoodshare.org/contact-2/food/
Here are four ways to get involved this year!
Donate online to help us purchase gifts & food in bulk
Purchase donations and do a curbside drop off at 1974 King St E (Pioneer Church). See this year’s calendar for drop off times. Donors are asked to stay in their cars and wait for instructions from volunteers. Only scheduled and screened volunteers are allowed inside the building this year. For more information, please read our Pandemic Protocols document.
Donation Wish List:
Plastic or re-usable bags
Any non-perishable food in individual or family sizes
New gifts: toys, hygiene items, small kitchen appliances, towel & linens
Gift Certificates for Walmart, Giant Tiger, Canadian Tire, Toys ‘R’ Us
New or gently used hats, mitts, socks, winter boots and coats (No clothing)
Digital gifts for young people
*To make a pre-packed hamper for a single adult, pack $25 worth of food and $25 worth of gifts.
Volunteer to sort donations, pack hampers or drive hampers to program locations. Read our Volunteer Roles, Pandemic Protocols, Calendar and email email@example.com to sign up. Note: This is based on Hamilton being in the Red COVID-19 alert level. Additional changes will be made if we move into lockdown.
For general inquiries about this year’s Holiday Assistance Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org