In 2021, we distributed over 2000 stockings. This was a challenging year to navigate due to Covid and the associated lockdown measures. However, in spite of that, our donating community still rallied!
We are also so thankful for the enthusiasm and hard work our charitable partners put in to make sure these stockings and gift bags get to their clients year over year. The stockings and loose items you provide are distributed by our charities to their clients individually or to groups of clients at seasonal parties or group programs.
If you are a charity and would like to learn more about how to get on 'Santa's list', please send us an email! Please note that for 2021, while we can't accept any more charities on our list, we are happy to place you on our wait list in case we have extra items to distribute.
Our 2021 list of participating charities serve people of all ages and backgrounds in our region, including: homeless individuals, youth, seniors, adults and youth living with disabilities, people in transitional housing/shelter, people struggling with mental health, First Nations families and youth, young mothers with infants and toddlers, and more. In keeping with our mandate that everyone should be remembered during the holiday season, we are grateful to be able to provide items of necessity and of fun to these members of our community! It is with your compassion and generosity that this tangible difference can be made.
Participating charities include:
Sanguen Health Centre
Community Support Connections (Meals On Wheels)
Salvation Army - Cambridge
Salvation Army - Kitchener
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Argus Youth & Residential Centre
Dunara and Thresholds Homes & Supports
Lutherwood - Safe Haven Youth Services
Monica Place - Kitchener & Cambridge
Working Centre - St. John's Kitchen
YWCA Kitchener - Waterloo Emergency Shelter
Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region
Healing of the Seven Generations
Community Care Concepts - Also the organization that gives us our charitable status
Bridges to Belonging