If you are in need of support for your family this Christmas season, one of these programs may be of interest to you. Please read each description carefully to decide which one best suits your needs.
Please do not apply for assistance if you are already receiving help from another agency or organization (example, Salvation Army, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities or through Toronto Social Services).
There are 3 programs of which you can choose from (you may only choose one)
- CP24/CHUM Christmas Wish Fund – gifts for children up to the age of 16 years. The application form is attached, must be filled out completely and then returned to the Club. *One member of your family must have a membership in order to qualify for this help.
- Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund – gift appropriate boxes for children up to the age of 12 years old. Gift boxes are delivered directly to the families home by a team of volunteers organized through the Toronto Star. Register on-line and then, the parent or guardian must come to the Club to fill out the form. *One member of your family must be have a membership in order to qualify for this help.
- Christmas Hamper Program – this program assists families that are in need of not only gifts but also food. Gifts will be provided for all members of the family (up to a maximum of 4 people) and a grocery gift card or a box of food will be included. As this program is limited based on the number of sponsors, we cannot guarantee that every family that applies will receive both gifts and food. If your family is not supported with both gifts and food, we will ensure that all the children (up to age 16 years) will receive a gift. The application must be printed, filled out and returned to the Club. *One member of your family must have a membership in order to qualify for this help.
Members with a paid membership will have first opportunity to register for these programs up until November 15th. From November 16 to November 20 registration will open for the community at large. Register here: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/esbgc/Activity_Search/christmas-help-program/1318