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The Huron County Christmas Bureau has deep roots in our community, having supported local families at Christmas since 1967. This year represents a significant change, as responsibility for overseeing the program has transferred from Huron-Perth Children's Aid Society to Rural Response for Healthy Children.

 

Over the years, the Christmas Bureau has grown and changed in order to meet the evolving needs of families. In 2021, close to 450 families, including over 1000 children, received support in the form of gift cards for local grocery stores and retailers to ensure every family had access to food on the table and gifts under the tree. As housing, food, and living expenses continue to rise, the number of families in our area experiencing financial hardship may continue to grow. 

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The Huron County Christmas Bureau is funded entirely by donations and fundraising efforts from the community. For over 50 years, churches, schools, community organizations, businesses, and caring individuals have rallied together to ensure every child in our community experiences the wonder of Christmas. Please join us in continuing this very special Huron County tradition.

 

Rural Response for Healthy Children wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the Huron-Perth Children's Aid Society for its ongoing partnership and support of this important program, and to the many volunteers and bureau sites that are committed to continuing this work. 

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DONATE

All donations of $10 or more are issued charitable tax receipts. This program is funded by donations from the community and supported by the work of volunteers.

 

Credit card donations can be made online [hyperlink]or by calling 226-699-XXXX

 

Individual bureaus will be open November 28 to December 2, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to accept financial donations.

 

Cheques made out to Rural Response for Healthy Children can be mailed to:

Rural Response for Healthy Children

PO Box 687

Clinton, ON

N0M 1L0

Christmas Decorations
 
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REGISTER

To register for an appointment at one of the 5 bureaus, please call Christmas Central at [NUMBER TBD]. Phone lines will be open from November 14 to December 2nd, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  If the phone line is busy, please call back! Christmas Central is a busy place, but volunteers cannot return your call. Eligible parents and caregivers will be scheduled a private appointment at their nearest local bureau.

 

Eligibility requirements for Huron County Christmas Bureau support state parents/caregivers must have custody of their child(ren) and must reside in Huron County.

 

Bureaus will be open to receive appointments December 5th to December 9th, 2022. Appointments can only be made via Christmas Central. Bureaus are unable to provide support to families who are not pre-registered.

LOCATIONS

SEAFORTH:  St. James Catholic Church 22 Victoria St.

GODERICH:  TBC

CLINTON:  Clinton United Church 105 Ontario St.

EXETER:  Exeter United Church 42 James St.

WINGHAM:  Sacred Heart Catholic Church 220 Carling Terrace

Christmas Presents