Machin Area Helping Hands

Site: Machin - Mailing Address

Service: Christmas Cheer Fund

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Cash and toy donations: operational all year 
  • Applications for hampers and related programs run mid Nov to Dec 6th
Description (Agency) Operates a volunteer program to provide toys and grocery hampers for families at Christmas time
Description (Service)
  • Operates a volunteer program to provide toys and grocery hampers for families at Christmas time
  • Encourages fund raising events on behalf of Christmas Cheer
Adopt A Family Program

Provides a family with a grocery hamper and toys for the children

How the program works:
  • Family in need fills out an application; includes ages and sex of children
  • Community member purchases groceries and gifts to correspond with list for the children
  • Encourages the donation of gift certificates for teenagers
Grocery Hampers
  • Provides groceries to prepare a Christmas meal, including a ham or turkey
  • Provides extra groceries to assist through the holidays
  • Accepts donations of non perishable food items
  • Accepts cash donations for purchase of groceries; provides receipts upon request
  • Application available for anyone wishing to nominate individuals and families to receive hamper
Toy Program
  • Provides new, unwrapped gifts and toys to children along with hampers
  • Accepts donations of new toys
  • Committee prefers toys to be unwrapped
Hours Hours not specified
Areas Served Machin ; Municipality of Machin and immediate surrounding area
Eligibility Individuals, couples, seniors and families in need
  • Applicants are contacted prior to receiving hamper to ensure hamper is wanted 
  • Applicants are asked to pick up hamper at designated location; delivery is available only if necessary 
  • Call 807-227-2055 for location of hamper pick-up
Adopt A Family Program 
  • Requires completed application by family members 
  • Must be submitted no later than December 1st
Grocery Hampers 
  • Completed application form required; available for pick up at Municipality of Machin, Lillian Berg School, Points North Family Health Team 
  • Deadline for grocery hamper applications is Dec 1st
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Primary Contact Judy McKenzie, Christmas Cheer Program Coordinator; Phone: (Residence) 807-227-2055
Alternate Contact Jennifer Loewen, Christmas Cheer Program Coordinator; Phone: 807-227-5393
Located In Community Machin
Address Machin
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Mailing Address Box 11 
Vermilion Bay, ON P0V 2X0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations