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Description & Services
Public Comments Christmas Cheer Hampers/Toys to be picked up at: 
Christmas Cheer Headquarters located at: 
119 Colonization Ave N, Dryden, Ont (former Acklands-Grainger building)
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 selected from a personalized wishlist

How the program works:
  • Family in need fills out an application; includes ages and personal wishlist of children
  • Community member purchases groceries for an approximate value of $200 and gifts to correspond with list for the children
  • Encourages the donation of gift certificates for teenagers
Grocery/Christmas Cheer Hampers
  • Provides groceries to prepare a Christmas meal, including a turkey or ham
  • Provides extra groceries to assist through the holidays
  • Accepts donations of non perishable food items
  • Accepts cash donations for purchase of groceries; provides receipts for donations over $10
Toy Program
  • Provides new toys to children along with hampers
  • Accepts donations of new toys
  • Committee prefers toys to be unwrapped
This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Christmas Cheer Headquarters: Mon-Fri 12 noon-4 pm
Areas Served Dryden
Eligibility Individuals and families in need
Adopt A Family
Families with children 18 years of age and under and living at home
Toy Program
Families with children up to 18 years of age
  • Applications for hampers and related programs available Nov 12-23, 2018 
  • Cash and new toy donations accepted all year
Adopt A Family Program 
  • Requires a financial commitment of $200 from individuals who wish to adopt a family; gifts for children over and above that amount
Grocery/Christmas Cheer Hampers 
  • Open to referrals from any source including self-referral 
  • Completed application form required; available for pick up at office, Dryden Native Friendship Centre, Ontario Works, Dryden Food Bank, Dryden Go-Getters and most organizations in Dryden 
  • Drop-off or fax completed applications to 53 Arthur St 
  • Deadline for grocery hamper applications is Nov 23rd
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-5995
Fax 807-223-8370
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Executive Peggy Howard, Program Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Executive Pauline Lisk, Chairperson, Christmas Cheer
Located In Community Dryden
Address 53 Arthur St
Dryden, ON P8N 1J7
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Intersection Arthur St and Van Horne Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Fundraising ; Donations