Barrie and District Christmas Cheer

Description (Service) Put together and distribute 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)

2017 Application details, by area:

Barrie, Oro-Medonte and Springwater (south of Horseshoe Valley Rd, County Road 22)
* Apply in person at Kozlov Mall, 400 Bayfield St, Barrie on:

* Mon Nov 27, 9:30 am-3 pm
* Tue Nov 28, 9:30 am-3 pm
* Wed Nov 29, 9:30 am-3 pm
* Thu Nov 30, 9:30 am-7 pm
* Fri Dec 1, 9:30 am-3 pm
* Mon Dec 4, 9:30 am-3 pm
* Tue Dec 5, 9:30 am-3 pm

Essa (Angus & area)
* Apply in person at Angus Mobile Home Trailer Park, Park Hall, Cecil St at 3rd St, Angus

* Wed Nov 29, 1 pm-4 pm
* Thu Nov 30, 1 pm-4 pm
* Mon Dec 4, 1 pm-4 pm
* Tue Dec 5, 1 pm-4 pm and 7 pm-9 pm

Innisfil (Stroud, Lefroy, Cookstown, Alcona)
* Apply in person
* Tue Nov 28, 2 pm-7 pm at Lefroy Royal Canadian Legion, 1017 Robinson St, Belle Ewart, ON
* Wed Nov 29, 3 pm-8 pm at Alcona Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil, ON
* Thu Nov 30, 2 pm-7 pm at Lions Hall Alcona, 982 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil, ON
* Sat Dec 2, 10 am-3 pm at Alcona Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil, ON
* Tue Dec 5, 3 pm-6 pm at Manitoba Masonic Lodge, 4 Queen St W, Cookstown, ON

2017 volunteer details: volunteer registration will be available online by early November, check Application field below

For information on making a monetary donation, click here
Service Details
Hours Application hours vary, see description
Dates Applications accepted yearly beginning late Nov
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

* for Application guidelines and required documents visit: How to Apply
* residents must apply in person for assistance
* 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 or email Volunteer Coordinator
* Volunteers under 13 need to be partnered with an adult * when signing up, register as 1 position each and you will be partnered together
* 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 L4M 4A5
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Intersection St Vincent St and Bell Farm Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible - ramp into warehouse
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-730-0449
TTY Phone 1-888-340-1001
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Primary Contact Paul Rooney, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Mailing Address Box 161 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T2