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Holiday Helping Hand

November 18 - December 17

United Way’s Holiday Helping Hand

It’s that time of year, so let’s spread some community cheer! United Way Halton & Hamilton’s Holiday Helping Hand program is the jolliest way to give back and bring a dash of joy to those who need it most. Whether it’s volunteering to make holiday crafts in support of a local agency, adopting a family in need, or donating to a gift drive, taking part in our Holiday Helping Hand program makes the days merry and bright!

 

Opportunities are listed below. Registration deadline for adopt-a-family and gift drive is December 8. All adopt-a-family and gift drive items must be dropped off to our Community Donation Warehouse in Burlington, on December 13 and 14, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional details will be provided with registration confirmation.

 

Please consider supporting local businesses this holiday season!

 

How to Sign Up:

  1. Register below for your preferred project. Registration for volunteer projects is first-come, first-served, so please be sure that each member in your group registers to reserve their spot.
  2. Only one registrant per adopt-a-family opportunity
  3. After registering, you will receive confirmation from United Way, along with project details. This includes wish lists for each family member as well as drop off information. NOTE: Wish lists are just a guide, please spend the $ amount you are comfortable with.
  4. If you have any questions, please email Nim Poland, npoland@uwhh.ca

*If your group would like to adopt 10 or more families, please email Kayla Willet, kwillet@uwhh.ca

VOLUNTEERING

*Please note that public health safety measures will be in place for all volunteer opportunities.

Agency: Wesley

Project: Holiday Store 1974 King Street East Hamilton (Pioneer Memorial United Church)

Max # of Volunteers: 25 per shift

Date: Dec. 6 – 22

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR 1 – 4 p.m.

Details & registration: Click here

 

 

Agency: YWCA

Project: Calling all crafters! Make holiday decorations to a joyful spirit to the Putman Family YWCA. Please make non-denominational holiday decorations or write some non-denominational holiday greeting cards to be displayed over the holidays (examples: snowflakes, snowmen, candy canes, winter scenes, etc.). These will be used to decorate the 50 units of safe, permanent affordable housing that the YWCA will be providing for women and women-led families.

Unlimited Number of Volunteers

Date: Registration closes Dec. 13 (final drop-off date Dec. 14)

Time: At your own pace (decorations must be dropped off at the Community Donation Warehouse in Burlington on Dec. 13 or 14)

Details & Registration: Click here

Agency: St. Matthew’s House

Project: Create holiday cards to put into Seniors Holiday hampers or food delivery boxes. St Matthew’s House provides holiday assistance or emergency food deliveries to hundreds of seniors; adding a holiday card to their packages will brighten their holidays!

Unlimited Number of Volunteers

Date: Registration closes Dec. 8

Time: At your own pace (Cards must be dropped off to St. Matthew’s House in Hamilton no later than Dec. 11)

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Agency: Community Living Burlington

Project: Participate in a virtual holiday concert for people supported by Community Living Burlington. Get festive and record yourself singing a song, acting out a skit or playing an instrument.

Unlimited Number of Volunteers

Date: Registration closes Dec. 12

Time: At your own pace. Videos must be submitted by email by Dec. 17. 

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Agency: Community Living Burlington

Project: Celebrate the season and bring happiness to the people supported by Community Living Burlington by making holiday greeting cards.

Unlimited Number of Volunteers

Date: Registration closes Dec. 8

Time: At your own pace. Cards must be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse in Burlington on Dec. 13 or 14.   

Details & Registration: Click here

Gift & Food Drive 

 

Give back and get in the holiday spirit! Purchase a gift or run a gift/food drive with coworkers or friends to help make the season merry and bright for all!

 

*Please note that all items must be dropped off at our Community Donation Warehouse on December 13 & 14, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (A link to schedule your drop off time will be provided upon registration.)

If shopping online, please ship all items to your home address and drop them off at the Community Warehouse during the above times. The UWHH cannot accept items shipped directly to the Community Warehouse. Additional details provided with registration, including suggested/needed items.

Date: Registration closes Dec. 8

Details & Registration: Click here

Adopt a Family 

*Please note that all items must be dropped off at our Community Donation Warehouse on December 13 & 14, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (A link to schedule your drop off time will be provided upon registration.)

If shopping online, please ship all items to your home address and drop them off at the Community Warehouse during the above times. The UWHH cannot accept items shipped directly to the Community Warehouse. Details provided with registration, including Wish List.

*Additional holiday adoption opportunities will be updated weekly.

Acclaim – Family 1

Two Children: Boys (3, 6)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Family 2

Family of Two: Man (58), Woman (59)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Family 3

Family of two: Man (81), Woman (80)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Family 4

Family of Five: Adult Men (41, 62), Adult Woman (41), Son (14), Daughter (17)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Family 5

Family of Two: Mother (40), Daughter (16)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Individual 1 

Individual: Woman (82)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Individual 2

Individual: Man (79)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Individual 3

Individual: Woman (79)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Individual 4

Individual: Woman (56)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Acclaim – Individual 5

Individual: Woman (62)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 1

Family of Two: Mother, Son (13)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 2

Family of Three: Mother, Daughter (14), Son (17)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 3

Family of Three: Father, Daughter (adult), Son (9)

Details & Registration: FULL

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 4

Family of Six: Mother, Daughters (11, 16), Sons (16, 21, 23)

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 5

Family of Four: Mother, Daughter (20), Sons (12, 18)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 6

Family of Two: Mother, Son (17)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 7

Family of Six: Mother, Sons (14, 24), Daughters (17, 20, 22)

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 8

Family of Two: Mother, Son (15)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 9

Family of Four: Mother, Daughters (8, 9, 13)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 10

Family of Four: Mother, Daughter (17), Sons (18, 20)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 11

Family of Three: Mother, Sons (both 15)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 12

Family of Two: Mother, Son (12)

Details & Registration: Click here

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 13

Family of Four: Mother, Daughters (12, 16), Son (18)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Family 14

Family of Three: Mother, Daughters (10, 18)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living North Halton – Individual 1

Individual: 65 year-old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living North Halton – Individual 2

Individual: 54 year-old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Comunity Living North Halton – Individual 3

Individual: 43 year-old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living North Halton – Individual 4

Individual: 22 year-old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living North Halton – Individual 5

Individual: 51 year-old man

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living North Halton – Individual 6

Individual: 53 year-old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living North Halton – Individual 7

Individual: 51 year-old man

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 1

Group home with 5 adults, ages 25-65

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 2

Group home of 5 adults, ages 45-70

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living Oakville- Family 3

Group home of 6 men/boys

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 4

Group home of 5 people, ages 26-32

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 5

Group home with 7 adults, ages 20-50

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 6

Group home with 4 adults, ages 22-58

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 7

Group home with 5 adults, ages 39-56

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 8

Group home with 2 adult women

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 9

Group home with 2 men in their 20s

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 10

Group home with 6 adults, ages 40-70

Details & Registration: Click here

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 11

Group home with 5 adults, ages 30-70

Details & Registration: FULL

 

Community Living Oakville – Family 12

Group home of 2 people

Details & Registration: Click here

Halton Multicultural Council – Family 1

Two children: daughter (10), son (12)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Milton Community Resource Centre – Family 1

Family of Five: Mother, Father, sons (5, 9), daughter (17)

Details & registration: Click here

 

Milton Community Resource Centre – Family 2

Family of Four: 2 adults, daughter (9), son (4)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Family 1

Family of six: Mother, Daughters (3, 11), Sons (6, 12), Infant son (20 months)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Individual 1*

Individual: 31 year-old woman

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Family 2

Family of three: Mother, Sons (3, 6)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Family 3

Family of four: Mother, Sons (4, 5, 7)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Family 4

Family of 4: Mother, Partner, Son(18 months), Daughter(14)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Individual 2

Individual: 2 year old boy

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Individual 3

Individual: 2 year old boy

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Individual 4

Individual: 1 set of twins (16 month boy & girl)

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Individual 5

Individual: 9 year old boy

Details & registration: FULL

 

Hope Place Centres – Individual 6

Individual: 3 year old boy

Details & registration: FULL

 

YWCA – Individual 1

Individual: 19 year of woman

Details & Registration: Click here

 

YWCA – Individual 2

Individual: 20 year old woman

Details & Registration: Click here

 

YWCA – Individual 3

Individual: 24 year-old non binary person

Details & Registration: Click here

 

YWCA – Individual 4

Individual: 46 year old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

YWCA – Individual 5

Individual: 57 year old woman

Details & Registration: FULL

 

YWCA – Family 1

Family of three: Mother, Son(8), Daughter(10)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

YWCA – Family 2

Family of four: Female provider, Sons (8, 12, 14)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

YWCA – Family 3

Family of three: Female provider, Son(1), Daughter(3)

Details & Registration: FULL

 

YWCA -Family 4

Female family provider in need of baby supplies

Details & Registration: FULL

 

YWCA – Family 5

Family of three: 34 year old woman, Boys (1, 3)

Details & Registration: FULL

Details

Start:
November 18
End:
December 17
Sarah HodgsonHoliday Helping Hand
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