Holiday Gift Program - Our Community Cares

 Our Holiday Gift Program looks a little different this year.

Several years ago, we created the Our Community Cares Holiday Gift Program
to ensure that over 200 local kids and teens in need could have special gifts to open on Christmas morning.
Some of the thank you cards we received from families in 2019

Our Joelle’s and Jeff’s Guyshop community always made sure to pick up bags and joyfully fill them with the special requests on each list.
The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for anyone, especially those who are in need. The stress of the season mixed with financial woes and now a pandemic, can be a lot for anyone to handle.

Having a low income should not stop one from celebrating Christmas with joy, delight, and dignity.
We know how much you enjoyed buying the gifts and filling the bags - and how much joy this brought to the local families who received them.

This year, the pandemic we are facing has made it problematic to execute this as per usual. So, with careful consideration, the only way to carry on the programme at this time is to turn it into a Gift Card Drive. We are hoping the change to the program won’t be lasting and we can resume regular donations next year.

Instead of the bag filled with gifts on their wish lists, families in need will receive gift cards to assist them in purchasing gifts and healthy food.

We are hoping that you will continue to support this programme. Please consider a donation this year, in any amount. You can make a financial or gift card donation.

Financial donations can be made online here:
Please donate to Our Community Cares - on their website.
“If there was ever a time the kids we serve need our help over the holidays, it is now. Covid-19 has been so much to navigate for kids, teens and families. These kids deserve to have a great holiday season.” – Joelle

With heart felt thanks,
Signatures of the Holiday Gift Program Team