Barrie and District Christmas Cheer

Description (Service) Christmas Cheer is a registered charitable organization that puts together and distributes hampers at Christmas to the less fortunate families of Barrie and district * each hamper contains ingredients for a full-course Christmas dinner, as well as lunch and breakfast foods for about a week * each child up to ten years receives a new quality toy and youths ages 11-16 years receive a gift certificate * donations can be made online through Canada Helps on Christmas Cheer website, sent by mail or dropped off at a centre * donor gifts can be made in someone's name (receive a gift card to give) 
2015 Application details, by area: 
Barrie, Oro-Medonte and Springwater(south of Horseshoe Valley Rd, County Road 22)
* Apply in person at 364 St Vincent St, Barrie (The FLAGS UNLIMITED building in the back) on: 
* Mon Nov 23, 9:30 am-3 pm 
* Tue Nov 24, 9:30 am-3 pm 
* Wed Nov 25, 9:30 am-3 pm 
* Thu Nov 26, 9:30 am-7 pm 
* Fri Nov 27, 9:30 am-3 pm  
* Mon Nov 30, 9:30 am-3 pm 
* Tue Dec 1, 9:30 am-3 pm 
Innisfil (Stoud, Lefroy, Cookstown, etc.)
* Apply in person at The Town Hall-Innisfil, 2101 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil on: 
* Thu Nov 26, 2 pm-7 pm  
* Fri Nov 27, 2 pm-7 pm 
* Mon Nov 30, 2 pm-7pm 
Essa (Angus & area)
* Apply in person at Angus Mobile Home Trailer Park, Park Hall, Cecil St at 3rd St, Angus on: 
* Thu Nov 26, 1 pm-4 pm 
* Fri Nov 27, 1 pm-4 pm 
* Mon Nov 30, 1 pm-4 pm 
* Tue Dec 1, 1 pm-4 pm and 7 pm-9 pm 
For a handout of the Application information, click on Application Details Handouts 
2015 volunteer details: Volunteer Registration will be available online by early November, check website for details, call or email for more information  
For information on making a monetary donation, click here
Service Details
Hours Application Hours vary, see description
Dates Applications accepted yearly beginning late November
Areas Served Barrie ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte - (former Oro Twp, south of Cty Rd 22) ; Springwater - (former Vespra Twp, south of Cty Rd 22
Boundaries Boundaries have not changed with the reorganized townships * serves former Oro portion of Oro-Medonte, former Vespra portion of Springwater
Eligibility Income and expense criteria
Application Christmas Cheer Recipients  
* Residents must apply in person for assistance * place and hours for application for surrounding townships is announced annually * applicants must bring with them: 
* Personal ID and proof of permanent residence 
* Proof of Income and Benefits (including Child Tax Credit) 
* Proof of Expenses (rent, mortgage and utilities, etc)  
* Proof and age of dependent children
* no appointment necessary, apply before the deadline * applicants will be advised when and where to pick up hampers at the time of application * applicants who apply or receive Christmas assistance from other agencies, will not qualify  
* Apply online through website, call or email Volunteer Coordinator  
* Volunteers under 14 need will be partnered with an adult * select two spots during registration, one for each of you 
* for individuals looking to sign up groups of 10 or more people, contact Paul Rooney directly
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Christmas Cheer Headquarters (Flags Unlimited Building)
364 St Vincent St
Barrie, ON
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Accessibility Unknown
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-730-0449
TTY Phone 1-888-435-6086
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:!/CmasCheerBarrie
Primary Contact Paul Rooney, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Mailing Address Box 161 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T2