HOW TO APPLY
Change messaging under How to register in Woolwhich to the following: Woolwich Community Services, 5 Memorial Ave, Elmira 519-669-5139 Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
We give hampers to anyone living on a low income in Woolwich Township and Northern Wellesley.
Apply after NOVEMBER 1st by calling our office. We will need proof of residence, proof of income and a piece of identification for all of the people in your household. Options to provide proof will be discussed. Please try to apply before November 30th. Call our office for any eligibility questions or concerns.
FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY CHART – TAKE HOME PAY
** Individual circumstances are taken into consideration if over these cut-offs. If you are in need and willing to share we will listen, please call our office 519-669-5139.
Hamper pickup date is Wednesday December 13th . When you apply you will be given a pick-up time and location of pick-up.
PICKUP Hampers will be ready for pickup on Wednesday December 13th at your scheduled pickup time assigned at registration. Please contact the office if you have forgotten your pick-up time 519-669-5139.
HOW TO HELP
Many volunteers are needed to assist in set up. To become a volunteer call 519-669-5139 or drop by the Woolwich Community Services office.
**volunteer signup will open November 1st**
It is also possible to sponsor a family. To shop for the particular family you will receive the following information: number of family members, what their needs/wants are, clothing sizes, and ages. This can be a great way for anyone to get into the Christmas spirit! To do so please contact Woolwich Community Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations of Foodland or FoodBasics gift cards, new clothing and new toys which fill the hampers can be dropped off at Woolwich Community Services, 5 Memorial Ave, in Elmira before December 7th. Christmas “Wish” Trees are located at Home Hardware Stores in Elmira, Linwood and St. Jacobs, Canadian Tire Elmira and Living Waters Book & Toy. Remove a “Wish” gift tag from the tree, purchase that item and return it to any of the above locations or our office. Cash donations can be made at our office. A donation receipt will be given for any monetary donations over $20 (receipts mailed out in February 2024).