Christmas Sharing

Imagine a child waking up to discover Santa didn’t come or a family having to choose between paying the hydro bill or buying groceries. 

What most of us take for granted each and every day, is not a choice for some.  A winter coat, boots that fit, a visit to the dentist long remain on a wish list.  Come January, circumstances don’t change.  Cold temperatures continue into spring.  Empty cupboards open daily.  Lack of toiletries and medications leave others vulnerable to poor health.

Each year, Chilliwack Community Services partners with the Salvation Army to distribute holiday hampers to families struggling financially in our community. Together, we bring smiles to children who would not celebrate the holiday with the same anticipation and joy as most do.  Every day in the weeks leading up to Christmas, people drop off gifts for tots through teens.  Local businesses encourage customers to leave a gift under an “Angel Tree”.  Others organize gala events and toy drives.  Still others give the precious gift of time to help assemble and deliver the gift hampers.

Gift Donation Form   (PDF)
 

Gift Suggestions:

  • Arts & Crafts ages 3-8
  • Activity Books ages 3-8
  • Basket balls, Foot balls, Soccer balls
  • Bicycles (used & new)
  • Bike Helmets
  • Blankets, Sleeping Bags
  • Books for ages 0-18
  • Boots for winter
  • Cameras
  • Car Seats & Booster Seats
  • CDs, DVDs, MP3s
  • Coats for winter
  • Gift Cards
  • Hockey Sticks
  • Infant Sleepers & Onesies
  • Learning toys, eg. Lego, dressup, blocks,     imaginative play
  • Nursery Equipment
  • Phone Cards     Puzzles for all ages
  • T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies (M, L, XL)
  • Tickets to cinema, sports, theatre, gym or pool
  • Toddler Toys
  • Toiletries
  • Socks, Gloves, Hats
  • Wallets, Purses
  • Watches