Thunder Bay Christmas Cheer Fund

Site: Thunder Bay - Mailing Address

Service: Christmas Cheer Fund

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Phone lines open Monday, December 2, 2019 
  • Last day to register is Friday, December 13 at 12 noon  
  • When calling, you may need to continue to call until you get through as there are only 2 telephone lines that are operational 
  • Note: Registrations will not be taken by email 
  • Accepts contributions throughout the year at any branch of Scotiabank, or by mail to Thunder Bay Christmas Cheer Fund at PO Box 10297, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T7 
  • Donations of cash or canned goods donations can be dropped off at the CLE Coliseum, 425 Northern Ave, Mon-Fri between 9 am-4 pm until Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6 pm; also Sunday, December 15, 2019 (Blitz Day) between 10 am-4 pm
 
Pick-Up Days for Hampers
 
  • North Ward: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE), 9 am-7 pm 
  • South Ward: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE), 9 am-7 pm 
  • Rural: Varies by location, pick up date and time assigned upon registration
Description (Agency) Receives and centralizes names of families in need with children, who qualify for free Christmas hampers of toys, clothing and food
Description (Service)
  • Receives and centralizes names of families in need with children, who qualify for free Christmas hampers of toys, clothing and food 
  • Prepares and distributes the hampers 
  • Donations of money or non-perishable food items or to register to volunteer one's time can be done through the website 
  • Operates the first two weeks of December
 
This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Hamper Pick-Up Days 9 am-7 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility
  • Must have children under the age of 16  
  • Children 17 and 18 living at home must be attending secondary school AND 
  • Must meet the low income designation as outlined in the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut Off (LICO) chart
Application
  • Accepted from December 2 to December 13, 2019 
  • Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients MUST register through their Case Worker to receive a hamper
 
Please Note: If you do not sign up by phone or through your OW/ODSP Case Manager by December 13, 2019 at 4 pm you will not be able to get a hamper - there is no waiting list
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Line is open from Monday Dec 2 to Friday Dec 13, 2019: 807-622-2286 
This line does not take messages
Website www.thunderbaychristmascheer.com
Primary Executive Joleene Kemp, Chairperson
Site Location Hampers prepared at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE), Coliseum Building
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Thunder Bay, ON
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 10297 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T7
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE)
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations
Elections No formal elections