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Huron County Christmas Bureau

The Huron County Christmas Bureau has deep roots in our community, having supported local families for over 55 years.


Over those years, the Christmas Bureau has grown and changed to meet the evolving needs of families. Each year, between 450 and 500 families, including over 1000 children, receive gift cards for local grocery stores and toy retailers to ensure every family had 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, making the holidays a difficult time.

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The Huron County Christmas Bureau is funded by donations from the community. For over 55 years, churches, schools, community organizations, businesses, and caring individuals have worked 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 throughout Huron County that are committed to continuing this work. 



This program is funded by donations from the community and supported by the work of volunteers. All donations of $20 or more are issued charitable tax receipts.

If donating is in your means in 2024, donations to the Huron County Christmas Bureau can be made by either:

  • Mailing a cheque to:
    Rural Response for Healthy Children
    PO Box 687, Clinton, ON, N0M 1L0


  • Donating via credit card by calling:
    1 (226) 699-0707 ext. 102


  • Donating via cash or cheque in-person at a Christmas Bureau:
    Dates and locations to be announced later in the year


  • Donating online here:

Wrapping presents


To register for Christmas Bureau support, please call Christmas Central at:


1 (888) 705-1579

The phone lines will be open in mid-November 2024, Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Dates to be announced later in the year.

If the phone line is busy, please call back! Christmas Central is a busy place, and volunteers cannot return your call. Eligible parents and caregivers will be scheduled a private appointment at their nearest local Bureau (see locations below).


In order to be eligible for Huron County Christmas Bureau support, parents/caregivers must have custody of their child(ren) and must reside in Huron County. Children aged 0-18 may be eligible to participate.


Bureaus will be open to receive distribution appointments December 4 to December 7, 2023. Appointments can only be made by calling Christmas Central. Bureaus are unable to provide support to families who are not pre-registered.


2024 Locations

SEAFORTH: To be announced

GODERICH: To be announced

CLINTON: To be announced

EXETER: To be announced

WINGHAM: To be announced

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Are you a business or group looking to fundraise for the Christmas Bureau? Download our third party fundraiser guide here!

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or for further information on third party fundraisers, please contact Katrina Clarke

Thank you to our 2023 media sponsors!

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