Christmas Programs

Across Nova Scotia

Feed Nova Scotia
Christmas Program
What: Provides families with additional support during the holiday season, including a turkey, produce donated by local farmers, and a gift card for each child in the family who isn’t matched with gift support elsewhere.

Accepts monetary and food donations.

Who: Criteria varies for those on Income Assistance and those who are not on Income Assistance - Call or email for details on eligibility
How to apply:
If you are not living in Halifax Regional Municipality, and you have questions on how to apply for support, please call your local food bank, or email christmas@feednovascotia.ca

*Families living within the Halifax Regional Municipality who are on Income Assistance should receive a YELLOW Christmas application form in the mail from the Department of Community Services during the second week of October. Once received, fill out the yellow application form and mail it in before November 1

*Families living within the Halifax Regional Municipality who are NOT on Income Assistance can apply by visiting the local food bank or Salvation Army after October 16 to pick up an application form. If unable to visit a food bank or Salvation Army, call the Christmas Line and they will work with the individual to get the appropriate referral.

Contact: 902-457-2849 or christmas@feednovascotia.ca

 

Cape Breton Island

Combined Christmas Giving Committee
Adopt A Family
What: Adopt a family at Christmas. This involves providing the adopted family with: Gifts * Toys * Food for the holidays
Who: Open to all
Contact info: Call 2-1-1

Christmas Assistance Program
What: Provides help to low income families for Christmas including: Gifts * Toys * Food hamper * Holiday supplies
Who: Low income families in New Waterford, New Victoria, and River Ryan * Does not accept singles under 30 unless they have children * Accepts singles over 30
How to Apply:
2017 registration dates will be held at the New Waterford Salvation Army Hall (519 King Street, New Waterford, NS):
* Friday October 27, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
* Saturday October 28, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
* Saturday November 18, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Bring proof of income and health card numbers for all family members that are applying
Contact Info: Call 2-1-1

Every Woman’s Centre
Adopt A Family
What: Provides food and Christmas items for families at Christmas time
Who: Families on Cape Breton Island
How to Apply: Call for registration dates * Applicants must come into the office to apply
Contact: 902-567-1212

Salvation Army – Glace Bay Community and Family Services
Christmas Help
What: Provides gifts and groceries
Who: Low income households and families in Glace Bay and New Waterford
When: 2017 registration dates for Glace Bay:
* Monday November 13 from 10:30am to 3pm
* Tuesday November 14 from 10:30am to 3pm
* Wednesday November 15 from 10:30am to 3pm
* Monday November 20 from 10:30am to 3pm
* Tuesday November 21 from 10:30am to 3pm
How to Apply: Bring identification for everyone in the household, proof of income, and proof of address * Glace Bay: Drop-in to the office at 40 Union Street to apply during registration times * New Waterford: Call for more information
Contact Info: Glace Bay: 902-849-7886 * New Waterford: 902-862-3838
 

Salvation Army – Sydney Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families on Cape Breton Island (except for Glace Bay and New Waterford)
When: Registration in November
How to Apply: Call for more information * Registration begins in November of each year * Registration deadline is December 5
Contact Info: 902-562-5442

South Mountain Arm of Gold Community Association
Seniors’ Christmas Supper
What: Holds a turkey dinner once during the Christmas season
Who: Individuals who are 55 years and older
Where: St George's Channel Community Hall, 3363 West Bay Highway, West Bay, NS
When: Saturday December 2, 2017
How to Apply: Call Rose at 902-345-0616 to reserve a spot * Limited space available

 

Mainland Nova Scotia

 

Annapolis County


Salvation Army Bridgetown Community and Family Service
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families in Annapolis County
How to Apply: Call to register
Contact Info: 902-825-7441
 

Colchester County


Cobequid Children First Foundation
Christmas Index Program
What: Assists families at Christmas time that may be facing financial challenges * Participating families receive a Christmas dinner basket, toys, clothing, or other gifts for each child

Individuals and organizations can sign up to sponsor a family and provide either a full Christmas basket or a Christmas food basket * Accepts donations of new, unwrapped toys, clothing, and gift cards, as well as financial donations

Who: Families that live in Colchester County * Based on household income level * Special circumstances may apply.
How to Apply: Application form available on the website at www.cobequidchildrenfirst.com * Printed forms found at various locations around the community * Call for more information
Contact Info: 902-843-3584 or christmasindex@bellaliant.com

Immaculate Conception Parish
Christmas Dinner
What: Holds a free Christmas dinner on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12 noon
Who: Open to all
How to Apply: Drop-in to Immaculate Conception Parish’s Campbell Hall at 669 Prince Street, Truro, NS
Contact Info: 902-893-7188
 

United Way of Colchester County
Elves for Elders
What: Aims to provide a gift for any senior living in a participating care facility over the holidays who might not otherwise have a gift to open. The general public is encouraged to pick an Elf card off a tree at any one of several locations around Truro and shop for that special someone.
The program is done in partnership with senior care facilities in Colchester County.
Who: Any member of the public can pick an Elf card off a tree
How to Apply: Trees go up on December 1 * Pick an Elf card off a tree at any one of several locations around Truro, purchase the gift described on it, and return it to either the United Way office, or to the location where you originally picked the Elf card from
Contact Info: 902-895-9313
 

 

Cumberland County

Salvation Army Amherst and Springhill
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas dinner
Who: Low income households and families in Springhill
How to Apply: Application dates are on:
Friday November 10, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Friday November 17, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Bring identification card for applicant, proof of monthly expenses, proof of address, and proof of household income
Where: Springhill Community Church, 93 Main Street, Springhill, NS
Contact Info: 902-597-3954

Springhill Lions Club
Toys for Tots
What: Provides Christmas gifts for children, from birth to 15 years * Accepts donations of new, unwrapped toys and homemade knitted hats, mittens, and scarves
Please note: They cannot grant requests for video games
Who: Low income families in Springhill
How to Apply: 2017 registration will be held between Monday November 13 and Monday December 4 * The Toys for Tots headquarters will be open when the sandwich board is outside the building
Drop-in to register * Person who has primary custody of the child applies for the child * Bring proof of income and Nova Scotia health card for each child
Donations will be accepted from Monday November 13 until Wednesday December 13 at:
* Salvation Army Springhill Community Church (93 Main Street, Springhill, NS)
* All Saints Anglican Church (9 Junction Road, Springhill, NS)
* Pharmasave (74 Main Street, Springhill, NS)
* Guardian Pharmacy (64 Main Street, Springhill, NS)
Where: 6 McFarlane Street, Springhill
Contact Info: 902-297-1012 or springhill2011lionsclub@outlook.com

Christmas for Kids
Angel Trees
What: Christmas angel trees located throughout Cumberland County with children's gift requests. Members of the public can pick a tag off of the tree to purchase the gift for the child. Gifts are up to $40 and other items such as mittens, hats, slippers, or hygiene products will then be added to the donation.
Monetary donations also accepted.
Who: Children 15 years and younger, who are in need and live in Cumberland County (except Springhill)
When: 2017 registration opens on Monday November 13 * November registration will take place Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm from Monday November 13 until Thursday November 30 * December registration will take place Monday-Friday 10am-4pm from Friday December 1 until Friday December 8
Where: Located in the former Pets Unlimited store at the Amherst Centre Mall (142 Albion Street, Amherst)
How to Apply: Call during the listed hours to register
Contact Info: 902-667-1949 * Will begin taking calls on Monday November 13, 2017

Christmas Cheer
What: Takes applications for food boxes at Christmas * Food boxes are filled by various local churches throughout Cumberland County and usually contain a turkey, vegetables, and other items to complete a full Christmas dinner.
Who: Low income families who live in Cumberland County (except Springhill)
When: 2017 registration opens on Monday November 13 * November registration will take place Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm from Monday November 13 until Thursday November 30 * December registration will take place Monday-Friday 10am-4pm from Friday December 1 until Friday December 8

Where: Located in the former Pets Unlimited store at the Amherst Centre Mall (142 Albion Street, Amherst)
How to Apply: Call or drop by during the listed hours to receive an application form * Applications start on Monday, November 13, 2017
Contact Info: 902-667-1949 * Will begin taking calls on Monday November 13, 2017


Digby County


Digby/Annapolis Christmas Daddies
What: Holds an annual auction and telethon to raise money for families at Christmas.  Eligible families receive enough for a full turkey dinner, candy, fruit, and $75 per child for gifts
Who: Families with children living in the area between Weymouth and the Digby County/Annapolis County line
How to Apply:  Applications are available in all grocery stores and the Digby Community Services office until December 8, 2017 * A local minister or social service worker must sign the application
Contact Info: www.facebook.com/DigbyAnnapolis-Christmas-Daddies-766587446746879

Salvation Army – Yarmouth Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides a Christmas hamper which includes: Christmas dinner * Treats* Children’s gifts
Accepts new, unwrapped toy donations and monetary donations * Businesses and individuals can sign up to adopt a family
Who: Families receiving social assistance and low income families living in the service area
How to Apply:
Residents of Digby County from the Yarmouth County line up to the boundary of Weymouth: Call 902-742-2519 to make an appointment, leave a message if no answer * Applications must be made in person

 

Guysborough County

Guysborough County Operation Christmas Spirit

What: Provides Christmas gifts to children in Guysborough county * Accepts donations of new unwrapped toys and clothes * Accepts monetary donations
Who:  Children 18 years and under (children at home/preschool or attending public school, grade primary to 12) who live in Guysborough County * Yearly family income of $25 000 or less
How to Apply:  2017 registration dates will be from November 21 to December 15
Contact Info:  902-533-2795
 

 

Halifax Regional Municipality

Brunswick Street Mission
Christmas Program
What: Organizes and provides Christmas food hampers with "turkey and all the trimmings" to families. Also sets up a Christmas Shop in December that provides Christmas gifts for adults and children.
Individuals may apply for:
• Both gifts and a Christmas food hamper, or
• Only a Christmas food hamper, or
• Only gifts
Who: Individuals with a self-identified need in Halifax Regional Municipality
How to Apply: Drop-in * Must complete application in advance * Registration runs until program is full * Bring a recent health card for all family members and proof of address for all adult applicants
Where: 2107 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS
When: Monday to Friday, 9am-2pm
Contact Info: 902-423-4605

Pre-Christmas Dinner
What: Provides a full traditional pre-Christmas dinner
Who: Individuals with a self-identified need in Halifax Regional Municipality
How to Apply: Drop-in
Where: 2107 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS
When: 2017 meal will be held on Friday December 22 at 12 noon
Contact Info: 902-423-4605
 

Caring and Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank
Adopt-a-Family
What: Individuals, groups, businesses, and families can adopt a family or an adult at Christmas time. This involves providing the family or adult with gifts and/or food. The three options are: Food and gifts * Food only * Gift only
'Adopted' adults can include seniors, singles, couples, or any community member adult over the age of 16 years that is in need.
Who: Community members in need, who live in Antrim * Belnan * Carroll's Corner (not including Milford to Carroll's Corner) * Dutch Settlement * Elmsdale * Enfield * Goffs * Guysborough Road * Hardwood Lands * Horne Settlement * Lantz (to Ross's Hill) * Nine Mile River (to bridge & Cheese Factory corner) * Oldham * Renfrew * Oakfield * Fall River * Waverley * Old Enfield Road

Anyone can call to adopt an adult or family
How to Apply: Register for assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm during the food bank * Registration opens on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and closes on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Contact Info: 902-664-7128

Christmas Food Program
What: Provides Christmas dinner along with several boxes of groceries to families in need.
Who: Community members in need who live in Antrim * Belnan * Carroll's Corner (not including Milford to Carroll's Corner) * Dutch Settlement * Elmsdale * Enfield * Goffs * Guysborough Road * Hardwood Lands * Horne Settlement * Lantz (to Ross's Hill) * Nine Mile River (to bridge & Cheese Factory corner) * Oldham * Renfrew * Oakfield * Fall River * Waverley * Old Enfield Road
How to Apply: Register for assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm during the food bank * Registration opens on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and closes on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Contact Info: 902-664-7128
 

Hope Cottage
Christmas Dinner
What: Holds a free sit down Christmas dinner on Christmas Day at 12 noon
Who: Adults 19 years and older
How to Apply: Drop-in to Hope Cottage at 2435 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS
Contact Info: 902-429-7968

Hubbards Area Lions Club
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides Christmas hampers to individuals in need
Who: Anyone who may be in need of a helping hand at Christmas and live in the Hubbards Area Lions Club service area, which extends from Black Point to East River along Highway 3 and all along the Aspotogan Peninsula on Highway 329
How to Apply: Applications may be picked up and returned at: Aspotogan Heritage Trust building * Shatford Memorial Elementary School * Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School * Through the Years Daycare * Hubbards Lions Club during scheduled events. Application period closes mid-December 2017
Contact Info: 902-857-9845 General inquiries
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/229798783703768

Musquodoboit Valley Emergency Food Fund
Christmas Program
What: Provides a full Christmas dinner, as well as breakfast items and toiletries. Provides toys for children up to age 18 through their Angel Tree.
Who: Clients of the food bank * Anyone else in need at Christmas * Toys are for children up to age 18
Must live in food bank’s coverage area: Dean at Colchester County line on Highway 336 * Pleasant Valley on Sheet Harbour Road Highway 224 * Meaghers Grant Highway 357 * Cooks Brook Highway 224 at Colchester County line * Wyses Corner Highway 212 on Old Guysborough Road
How to apply: Call 902-384-2436 (Melanie Easton)

Saint Peter Roman Catholic Parish
Christmas Meal
What: Holds a free Christmas meal on Sunday, December 17 from 12 noon to 2pm in the Parish Centre behind the church
Where: 3 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth, NS
Who: Individuals in need in the community
How to Apply: Drop-in
Contact Info: 902-466-6183


Salvation Army – Dartmouth Community Church
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families in the Halifax Metro area
How to Apply: Apply in person and bring proof of address and identification for all members of the household
Where: 171 Main Street, Unit 104, Dartmouth, NS
When: 2017 registration runs from Monday October 30 until Thursday November 30:
* Food bank clients can register on Mondays 1pm-3pm
* Everyone else can register on Thursdays 1pm-3pm
Contact Info: 902-466-6176

Salvation Army – Fairview Citadel
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides families in need with Christmas gifts and food.
Who: Families in need at Christmas time in the Halifax Metro area
How to Apply: Apply in person and bring identification card for each family member, proof of income, and proof of address
Where: 50 Gesner Street, Halifax, NS
When: 2017 registrations will be taking place on:
* Tuesday, October 31, 10am-2pm
* Tuesday, November 7, 10am-2pm
* Tuesday, November 14, 10am-2pm
* Tuesday, November 21, 10am-2pm
* Tuesday, November 28, 10am-2pm
* Tuesday, December 5, 10am-2pm
Contact Info: 902-443-3844

Salvation Army – Halifax Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families in the Halifax Metro area
How to Apply: Apply in person and bring proof of address and proof of household income
Where: 2038 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
When: 2017 registration opens on October 30 and runs Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm until early December
Contact Info: 902-422-1598

Salvation Army – Sackville Corps
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides families in need with Christmas gifts and food.
Who: Anyone who needs help at Christmas time in the Halifax Metro area
How to Apply: Must apply in person and bring identification for each member of family
Where: 51 Metropolitan Avenue, Lower Sackville, NS
When: 2017 registration dates will be on:
* Wednesday November 1, 1pm-4pm
* Wednesday November 8, 1pm-4pm
* Wednesday November 15, 1pm-4pm
* Wednesday November 22, 1pm-4pm
* Wednesday November 29, 1pm-4pm
* Wednesday December 6, 1pm-4pm
Contact Info: 902-865-8010

Salvation Army – Spryfield Community Church and Family Resource Centre
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families in Spryfield and surrounding area
How to Apply: Contact office for more information
Where: 328 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS
When: Applications come out on October 30, 2017 * Deadline is December 5, 2017
Contact Info: 902-477-5393

Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank
Traditional Christmas Dinner Program
What: Provides a boxed Christmas Dinner to families in need. All the ingredients for a traditional Christmas dinner are provided including: Turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more
Who: Individuals and families in need in Halifax Regional Municipality
How to Apply: Call after November 1st to register * Deadline to register is Friday December 15, 2017
Contact Info: 902-425-2125

St Paul’s Family Resources Institute
Christmas Hampers and Toy Store
What: Provides a toy store with a selection of toys for all ages. Provides Christmas Hampers with the following items: Food * Treats * Personal hygiene items
Who: Low income families within the Halifax Regional Municipality (emphasis on District 11 and parts of District 9).
How to Apply: Call to register. Registration begins after Thanksgiving through to mid-November. Pick-up is in December.
Contact Info: To register call 902-477-5090

Veith House
Christmas Support
What: Links families, businesses, or groups with a family, couple, or individual in need. Families and individuals supported are low-income households, single-parent households, elderly, and/or those living with disability or mental illness. Offers an inclusive definition of family to recognize households of one to households that might include children, parents, and grandparents.
Who: Low-income households, single-parent households, elderly, and/or those living with disability or mental illness in Halifax Regional Municipality
How to Apply: Call to apply * Registration opens in November for those requesting assistance * Individuals/businesses can contact Veith House anytime of the year to register for the next Christmas season
Contact Info: 902-453-4320

 

Hants County

Caring and Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank
Adopt-a-Family
What: Individuals, groups, businesses, and families can adopt a family or an adult at Christmas time. This involves providing the family or adult with gifts and/or food. The three options are: Food and gifts * Food only * Gift only
'Adopted' adults can include seniors, singles, couples, or any community member adult over the age of 16 years that is in need.
Who: Community members in need, who live in Antrim * Belnan * Carroll's Corner (not including Milford to Carroll's Corner) * Dutch Settlement * Elmsdale * Enfield * Goffs * Guysborough Road * Hardwood Lands * Horne Settlement * Lantz (to Ross's Hill) * Nine Mile River (to bridge & Cheese Factory corner) * Oldham * Renfrew * Oakfield * Fall River * Waverley * Old Enfield Road

Anyone can call to adopt an adult or family
How to Apply: Register for assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm during the food bank * Registration opens on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and closes on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Contact Info: 902-664-7128

Christmas Food Program
What: Provides Christmas dinner along with several boxes of groceries to families in need.
Who: Community members in need who live in Antrim * Belnan * Carroll's Corner (not including Milford to Carroll's Corner) * Dutch Settlement * Elmsdale * Enfield * Goffs * Guysborough Road * Hardwood Lands * Horne Settlement * Lantz (to Ross's Hill) * Nine Mile River (to bridge & Cheese Factory corner) * Oldham * Renfrew * Oakfield * Fall River * Waverley * Old Enfield Road
How to Apply: Register for assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm during the food bank * Registration opens on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and closes on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Contact Info: 902-664-7128

Hants County Christmas Angels Society
Tree of Hope
What: Family members can put a child's wish on a tag to be put on trees around the community. Any community member can buy the wish item and drop it off with the organization to be given to the child for Christmas.
Who: Residents of Hants County * Based on yearly income
How to Apply: Contact for more information
Contact Info: Call 2-1-1 or email admin@christmasangels.ca

Wishbook Program
What: Provides families with a complete Christmas, including dinner and gifts. A group expresses an interest in sponsoring a family and a family profile is given to the organization. The groups bring their donation to the Christmas Angels Office and it is delivered to the family before Christmas Day.
Who: Families in Hants County with children 18 years and younger * Based on yearly income
How to Apply: Contact to request an application or families can receive a referral through community organizations or the Department of Community Services
Contact Info: Call 2-1-1 or email admin@christmasangels.ca
 

Salvation Army – Kentville Community Church
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income households and families with Christmas food and gifts for children up to the age of 16
Who: Low income households and families * Covers Windsor to Berwick
How to Apply: Drop-in during a registration time or contact office for more information * Bring proof of address, proof of household income (including Child Tax), and identification for everyone in the household
When:
2017 Kentville Registration at the Salvation Army in Kentville (15 Nichols Avenue, Kentville):
* Monday November 13, 1pm-4pm
* Tuesday November 14, 9am-12 noon
* Wednesday November 15, 9am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm
* Thursday November 16, 9am-12 noon
* Friday November 17, 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm

2017 Windsor Registration at the Windsor Legion (35 Empire Lane, Windsor):
* Wednesday November 22, 9am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm
Contact Info: 902-678-4534
 

Kings County

Canadian Mental Health Association – Kings County
Fill a Box of Cheer
What: Community members and organizations can fill a "box of cheer" for Kings County residents that don't qualify for other Christmas support programs.
To participate, fill any box with any combination of the following items and drop it off at one of the designated drop-off locations by November 30, 2017:
• Toiletries: Toothbrush * Toothpaste * Floss * Deodorant * Shampoo * Body wash * Small packs of tissues * Feminine hygiene products * Razors
• Clothing: Socks * Slippers * Hats * Mittens
• Stationary: Pencils * Pens * Notebooks * Coloured pencils * Markers
• Gifts: Instant coffee * Mug * Food gift cards * Candy * Gum * Cards * Adult colouring books
• Wrapping paper, holiday cards, and scotch tape for wrapping gifts
Where: Drop-off boxes of cheer until November 30, 2017 at:
• Berwick Recreation Department (Berwick Town Hall), 236 Commercial Street, Berwick
• Kentville Town Hall, 354 Main Street, Kentville
• Lotto Booth, County Fair Mall, New Minas
• Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial Street, New Minas
• Port Williams Village Office, 1045 Main Street, Port Williams
• Wolfville Town Hall, 359 Main Street, Wolfville

* If you know an adult that lives in isolation and would like them to receive a box of cheer, please contact Candy by email at hope.support@cmhakings.ns.ca or by phone at 902-679-7573 to be put on the master list

Canning and Area Interchurch Council
Christmas Hampers
What: Distributes Christmas food hampers.
Who: Christmas hampers are meant for those who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances who live in the Canning, Centreville, and Halls Harbour areas
How to Apply: Apply in person during one of the registration dates * Interviews will be done by representatives of the Canning and Area Interchurch Council
When: 2017 applications will be accepted on the following dates:
* Tuesday, November 28 at Canning Baptist Church 7pm-9 pm (2223 North Avenue,
Canning)
* Tuesday, November 28 at Centreville Baptist Church 7pm-9 pm (870 Murray Drive, Centreville)
* Thursday, November 30 at Canning Baptist Church 1pm-3 pm (2223 North Avenue, Canning)

Friendly Neighbours Society
Christmas Food Baskets
What: Supplies families in need with food baskets at Christmas time
Who: Open to all in service area of Kingston * Aylesford * Berwick * Cambridge * Western part of Coldbrook
How to Apply: Applications are sent out in November through the newspaper * By appointment
Contact Info: 902-765-2051/902-765-2066 or redwood@eastlink.ca

Gifts For Children
What: Provides gifts at Christmas for children including basic everyday items, clothes and a toy for each child
Who: Ages birth-16 years who live in the service area of Kingston * Aylesford * Berwick * Cambridge * Western part of Coldbrook
How to Apply: Contact for more information on how to apply
Contact Info: 902-765-2051/902-765-2066 or redwood@eastlink.ca

 

Salvation Army – Kentville Community Church
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income households (includes families, couples, and individuals) with Christmas food hampers. Provides gifts for children up to the age of 16.

Accepts new unwrapped toys, food, gift cards, knitted items, and monetary donations.
Who: Low income households (includes families, couples, and individuals) * Covers Windsor to Berwick
How to Apply: Drop-in during a registration time or contact office for more information * Bring proof of address, proof of household income (including Child Tax), and identification for everyone in the household
When:
2017 Kentville Registration at the Salvation Army in Kentville (15 Nichols Avenue, Kentville):
* Monday November 13, 1pm-4pm
* Tuesday November 14, 9am-12 noon
* Wednesday November 15, 9am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm
* Thursday November 16, 9am-12 noon
* Friday November 17, 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm

2017 Windsor Registration at the Windsor Legion (35 Empire Lane, Windsor):
* Wednesday November 22, 9am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm
Contact Info: 902-678-4534
 

Wolfville Area Inter Church Council
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides a Christmas hamper that includes Christmas dinner and dessert.
Who: Those in need at Christmastime * Coverage area: West to Deep Hollow Road * North to Church Street including Starr’s Point * Port Williams to Tiny Parrish Road on the west * East to the Gaspereau River at Avonport, then south to West Brooklyn * South includes Gaspereau, Melanson, White Rock and including the South Mountain area
How to Apply: Call and leave a message with name and contact information * Will start taking applications in November
Contact Info: 902-542-0040
 

 

Lunenburg County

Hubbards Area Lions Club
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides Christmas hampers to individuals in need
Who: Anyone who may be in need of a helping hand at Christmas and live in the Hubbards Area Lions Club service area, which extends from Black Point to East River along Highway 3 and all along the Aspotogan Peninsula on Highway 329
How to Apply: Applications may be picked up and returned at: Aspotogan Heritage Trust building * Shatford Memorial Elementary School * Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School * Through the Years Daycare * Hubbards Lions Club during scheduled events. Application period closes mid-December 2017
Contact Info: 902-857-9845 General inquiries
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/229798783703768

Salvation Army - Bridgewater Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food * Community members may sign up to sponsor families
Who: Low income households and families in Lunenburg County
How to Apply: Apply in person during listed intake days and bring proof of address, proof of household income, and proof of major expenses * Any late applicants will be done by appointment only and subject to availability
2017 registration dates:
*Wednesday, October 4, 2017: 9am-2pm and 5pm-8pm
*Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 9am-2pm ONLY
*Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 9am-2pm and 5pm-8pm
*Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 9am-2pm and 5pm-8pm
Contact Info: 902-543-0356

 

Pictou County

Pictou County Christmas Fund
Pictou County Christmas Fund
What: Raises and distributes funds to families in need at Christmas by way of food vouchers and other charitable means
Who: Families in need in Pictou County
How to Apply: Attend one of the registration sessions and bring a health card for each family member:
Pictou Registration:
* Friday, November 17, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church Hall
New Glasgow Registration:
* Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at Summer Street Industries
* Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at Summer Street Industries
* Friday, November 17, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at Summer Street Industries
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pictoucountychristmasfund

Salvation Army – New Glasgow Community and Family Services
Christmas Toy Program
What: Provides toys for families at Christmas
Who: Low income families in Pictou County, with children age birth to 14 years, if they have not applied elsewhere
How to Apply: Bring Nova Scotia health card for each family member and proof of monthly expenses and monthly income
All those interested must apply on the following dates:
* Tuesday November 14, 10am-3pm (at the Westville Salvation Army, 2011 Diamond Street, Westville, NS)
* Thursday November 16, 10am-3pm (at the Highland Square Mall, 689 Westville Rd, New Glasgow, NS)
Contact Info: 902-695-3298

Winnifred Grant Opportunity Shop Society
Star Wish Program
What: Provides one Christmas gift per child and other items including socks, pyjamas and second-hand books.
Who: Children ages 12 years and younger who live in Pictou County west of the West River (Pictou side of the causeway)
How to Apply: Drop-in during registration time and bring Nova Scotia health card or call for more information
Registration forms will be out in October * Pick up and return the forms at the Opportunity Shop (40 Water Street, Pictou) during open hours on Tuesdays (10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm) * Will also have a one day registration at St Andrews Presbyterian Church (105 Coleraine Street, Pictou, NS) on Friday November 17, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm

Contact Info: 902-485-8996

 

Queens County

Salvation Army – Liverpool Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families in Queens County and the eastern side of Shelburne County
How to Apply: Applications taken the middle of November * Contact office for more information
Contact Info: 902-354-4000
 

Shelburne County

Lockeport Interchurch Food Bank
Christmas Boxes
What: Provides food for a Christmas family dinner to those in need * Includes a frozen turkey
Who: Families in the '656' phone area who cannot afford a Christmas dinner
How to Apply: Call to request a Christmas box in late November or early December
Contact Info: 902-656-2591

Salvation Army – Liverpool Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides low income families with Christmas gifts and food
Who: Low income households and families in Queens County and the eastern side of Shelburne County
How to Apply: Applications taken the middle of November * Contact office for more information
Contact Info: 902-354-4000

Salvation Army – Yarmouth Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides a Christmas hamper which includes: Christmas dinner * Treats* Children’s gifts
Accepts new, unwrapped toy donations and monetary donations * Businesses and individuals can sign up to adopt a family
Who: Families receiving social assistance and low income families living in the service area
How to Apply:
Residents of Municipality of Barrington: Call 902-637-7356 to make arrangements to apply in person
 

 

Yarmouth County


Salvation Army – Yarmouth Community and Family Services
Christmas Hampers
What: Provides a Christmas hamper which includes: Christmas dinner * Treats* Children’s gifts
Accepts new, unwrapped toy donations and monetary donations * Businesses and individuals can sign up to adopt a family
Who: Families receiving social assistance and low income families living in the service area
How to Apply:
Residents of Yarmouth County: Call 902-742-2519 to make an appointment, leave a message if no answer * Applications must be made in person

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