Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Community and Family Services - Christmas Programs

Description (Service) The Salvation Army facilitates an Adopt-a-Family and Christmas Assistance program for families in need over the holiday season * annual Christmas Kettle Campaign and Santa Shuffle help to raise funds for a variety of programs and services offered throughout the year 
Families who are not receiving "Christmas Cheer" can apply to be an 'adopted' family * if accepted, parents can make up a wish list of toys/gifts for their children and they will receive gift cards to buy food at local grocery stores and/or a food hamper * families are not eligible for this program in consecutive years * families will be 'adopted' by other families or by businesses 
Christmas Assistance Program 
Last minute assistance for families who have missed the Christmas Cheer deadline and are not already receiving Christmas assistance from another organization * families will receive some toys for children and food items for a Christmas dinner e.g. turkey, potatoes, canned vegetables etc 
Santa Shuffle 
In partnership with the Running Room, the Salvation Army hosts the annual Santa Shuffle in early December * this fun run/walk raises money for families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year * Santa Shuffle is the first Saturday in December, starts at 10 am at Heritage Park, Barrie Waterfront * see website for more information 
Christmas Kettle Campaign 
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season * Volunteers are needed to man kettles at a variety of locations around Barrie * Kettle Campaign helps support the various programs and services offered at the Barrie Bayside Mission Centre throughout the year
Service Details
Public Comments People who have missed the Christmas Cheer deadline can apply for the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance program * they cannot apply for both, and must show eligibility
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4 pm
Dates Adopt-A-Family applications accepted from Oct-mid Dec, delivery of items usually the third week of Dec
Areas Served Alliston ; Angus ; Barrie ; Beeton ; Belle Ewart ; Bradford ; Churchill ; Cookstown ; Gilford ; Innisfil ; Lefroy ; Loretto ; Midhurst ; Minesing ; Oro Station ; Thornton
Eligibility Adopt-a-Family and Christmas Assistance Program: families in need must not be receiving Christmas Cheer or any other Christmas assistance * applicant must provide identification, rent receipt, income statement, current bills, identification of children if they are not listed on the income statement
Application Adopt-a-Family and Christmas Assistance Program: call for information and an interview * deadline to apply for Adopt-a-Family is mid Dec
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
16 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 3A4
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Intersection Bayfield St and Dunlop St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-3737
Fax 705-728-7101
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Primary Contact Laura Brown, Community and Family Services Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Contact Ana Przybylski, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 259; Email:
Primary Executive Captain Stephanie Watkinson, Executive Director; Phone: ext 222; Email:
Alternate Executive Tracy Calliste, Director of Programs; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 222; Email:

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