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Organization: Barrie and District Christmas Cheer  
Phone Numbers: 705-730-0449
TTY: 1-888-340-1001
Box 161
Barrie, ON
L4M 4T2
Street Address:
Christmas Cheer Headquarters (Flags Unlimited Building)
364 St Vincent St
Intersection: St Vincent St and Bell Farm Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: ramp into warehouse
Hours: Application hours vary, see description
Dates Available: Applications accepted yearly beginning late Nov
Public Contacts: Paul Rooney - Volunteer Coordinator
Service Description: Put together and distribute hampers at Christmas to families of Barrie and district who are in need * 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)

2018 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
  • Mon Nov 26 from 9:30 am-3 pm
  • Tue Nov 27 from 9:30 am-3 pm
  • Wed Nov 28 from 9:30 am-3 pm
  • Thu Nov 29 from 9:30 am-7 pm
  • Fri Nov 30 from 9:30 am-3 pm
  • Sat Dec 1 from 9:30 am-12 noon
  • Mon Dec 3 from 9:30 am-3 pm
  • Tue Dec 4 from 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 28 from 1 pm-4 pm
  • Thu Nov 29 from 1 pm-4 pm
  • Mon Dec 3 from 1 pm-4 pm
  • Tue Dec 4 from 1 pm-4 pm and 7 pm-9 pm

Innisfil (Stroud, Lefroy, Cookstown, Alcona)
  • Apply in person at Lions Hall Alcona, 982 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil, ON
  • Tue Dec 4 from 2 pm-6 pm
  • Thu Dec 6 from 2 pm-6 pm
  • Sat Dec 8 from 10 am-2 pm

2018 volunteer details: volunteer registration will be available online by early November, check Application field below

For information on making a monetary donation, click here

Fees: None
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
Eligibility / Target Population: Income and expense criteria
Languages: English
Area Served:
Barrie & Area, South Simcoe  
See Also: Financial Assistance

This information was last completely updated on November 5, 2018

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