Neighbourhood Network

Programs

Programs

Neighbourhood Network's volunteer programs are designed to meet specific community needs in our partnered municipalities.
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About the Program

Make your holiday gift donation count! Neighbourhood Network’s Holiday Gift Drive matches your gift donations with specific requests from our non-profit partners, based on their most urgent needs.

What Are the Goals?

  • To collect and distribute holiday gifts to charitable organizations in need.
  • To ensure your gift donation goes into the hands of those who need it most.
  • To encourage generosity throughout the holiday season.
  • To provide opportunities for students, families, and businesses to give back.

How Does the Program Work?

We will be accepting donations November 1st - December 21st 2018. Please contact: [email protected] for further information on how to recieve or give donations. 

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How to Participate

Submit Your Holiday Gift Drive Requests
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Holiday Gift Drive RequestsHoliday Gift Drive Requests

    Addiction Services of York Region

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Clothes

  • Woman's winter boots- Size 11
  • Woman's winter jacket, hats, mitts- Size small
  • Men's winter jacket, hats, mitts- Size large

Toys for minding room

  • washable toys and books
  • bassinets
  • play pens
  • strollers

Other

  • blankets

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    AIDS Committee of York Region

    DUENov. 26, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Food

  • non-perishable or canned food items

Clothes

  • hats, mitts, gloves, scarves
  • winter coats (all sizes)
  • winter boats (all sizes)
  • running shoes (all sizes)
  • socks (all sizes)

Toiletries

  • diapers for ages 4 to 6 months, wipes

Home Furnishings

  • blankets, comforters and bedsheets in bags

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    Alzheimer's Society of York Region

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Gift Cards

  • iTunes
  • Apple

Other

  • adult colouring books
  • pencil crayons
  • puzzles- 250 pieces
  • musical instruments (shakes/maracas)
  • baby dolls

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    Aurora Food Pantry

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Food

  • baby food, cereal and juices
  • peanut butter
  • healthy school snacks
  • soups and stews
  • rice and other side dishes
  • condiments
  • canned vegetables/fruit
  • canned meat/tuna
  • personal hygiene/toiletries
  • toilet paper/paper towels

Toiletries

  • toothpaste
  • tooth brushes
  • soap bars
  • shampoo

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    Belinda's Place

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER Women

DONATION REQUESTS

Toiletries

  • depends
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • compact manicure set
  • kleenex

Additional Items

  • day planners and journals
  • alarm clocks
  • new dish sets
  • adult colouring books and markers
  • school and office supplies
  • new or gently used suitcases
  • bedding for single and double beds
  • hand and bath towels
  • Youth and Senior YRT paper tickets.

Clothing

  • pyjamas (small to 2X)
  • socks and underwear
  • winter boots (women's size 6-10)
  • flip flops

Holiday Items

  • Christmas stockings
  • wrapping paper and tape
  • (packaged) holiday cookies
  • gift sets (perfume sets, body wash sets, etc.)

Non-Perishable Food Items (food hampers)

  • juice
  • coffee and tea
  • sugar (packets)
  • beans
  • tuna and salmon
  • rice
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • easy, minimal ingredient meals (sidekicks, hamburger helper)
  • granola and protein bars
  • cereal
  • pasta and sauce
  • soups
  • Quaker baking boxes

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    Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Toiletries:

  • hair care
  • toothpaste
  • women's hygiene
  • diapers

Household:

  • new bedding
  • household items

Women and children's clothing

Gift Cards:

  • grocery stores, malls, VISA or Mastercard

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    Canadian Mental Health Association- York Region

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Winter Clothing for children and adults

  • Coats, boots, socks, hats

Toiletries

Gift Cards:

  • Shopper's Drugmart
  • Tim Hortons
  • Walmart

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    Dekpor School Development Organisation

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE 1 - 20 year old
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Clothing items (any size, for both boys and girls), specifically:

  • white/black solid socks
  • underwear & undershirts (tank style)
  • summer weight pjs

Games:

  • Soccer and volley balls
  • Outdoor games that could keep kids occupied (hula hoops, skipping ropes, etc.)

School Supplies:

  • Dry erase markers
  • Any teaching materials
  • Non-branded, generic type learning toys (stringing beads, lacing cards, things that work for fine motor control for kids)
  • Primary sized pencils
  • Flashlights

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    Gift Cards

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE
  • GENDER

DONATION REQUESTS

  • Amazon
  • Chapters
  • Cineplex
  • McDonalds
  • Shoppers Drugmart
  • Tim Hortons
  • Upper Canada Mall
  • Walmart
  • Prepaid VISA or Mastercards

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    Kinark Child and Family Services

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE 1 - 20 year old
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Gift cards of any type are always welcome

  • toiletries (body wash, shaving, deodorant)
  • youth bus tickets (YRT)
  • iphone cords and charging blocks
  • head phones/ear buds
  • robotic type building toys (for 13/14 year old boys)
  • youth snow pants (for both male/female, generally adult small/medium sizes)
  • black leggings for females (adult small/medium sizes)
  • warm socks and leg warmers
  • food treats, hot chocolate, candies, etc.
  • weather proof gloves/mittens
  • hats and scarves
  • movie passes
  • itunes gift cards
  • teenage type back packs
  • big yarn for arm knitting
  • Hoodies, zip up sweat tops

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    King Township Food Bank

    DUEDec. 7, 2018

  • AGE
  • GENDER

DONATION REQUESTS

Walmart Gift Cards

  • In either $25 or $50 denominations

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    LOFT Crosslinks Street Outreach Services Network

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Clothing:

  • winter coats
  • winter boots
  • sleeping bags
  • underwear (men)
  • long johns for men and women in all sizes.
  • mitts
  • hats
  • scarves

Food:

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Mac and cheese
  • Crackers
  • Individual servings of soda crackers (for clients that are homeless given out with flavoured tuna or Vienna sausages)
  • Small cans of flavoured tuna
  • Vienna sausages
  • Granola bars
  • Pudding cups, fruit cups, applesauce (individual servings)
  • Individual servings of peanut butter and jam (for homeless clients we put in a lunch bag for them)
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Cold cereal
  • Brown beans
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned soup
  • Ramen noodles or instant soup (like the Lipton chicken noodle)
  • Canned meat tuna, ham, turkey, chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Tetra juice boxes
  • Bottled water
  • Jars of instant coffee
  • Tea
  • Instant hot chocolate (individualized packages)
  • Individual packages of white sugar and coffee mate (given out instant coffee packages with sugar and creamer)

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    Neighbourhood Network

    DUEDec. 14, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Gift Cards

  • Canadian Tire
  • Gas Stations
  • Grocery Stores
  • Shopper's Drugmart
  • Upper Canada Mall

Other

  • wrapping paper
  • gift bags
  • tissue paper
  • reusable grocery bags

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    Rose of Sharon

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE Newborn-5 years of age
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Most Urgent:

  • Baby wipes and pull up diapers, size 5 & 6
  • Toiletries (e.g. wipes, full-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash & body lotion)
  • Winter clothing for children up to age 5
  • Gingerbread house kits

Toiletries:

  • Diapers in sizes 4, 5, 6 & Pull Ups
  • Baby wipes
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body wash & body lotion
  • Deodorant

Non-Perishable Food:

  • Cereal and baby cereal
  • Canned tuna & salmon
  • Canned/packaged soup
  • Pasta sauce -Mac and Cheese (e.g. Kraft Dinner)
  • Baby Mum Mums
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut butter & jam -Canned fruit & vegetables

Other Items:

  • Soothers (new only)
  • High chairs
  • Strollers
  • Play pens
  • Bassinets
  • Dishes & kitchen utensils

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    Southlake Regional Health Centre

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE 1-10 years old
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Toys for 1-10 Year Olds

  • Stuffed animals
  • Spinners
  • Coloring books
  • Reading books
  • Match box cars
  • Barbie dolls
  • Yo yos
  • Any age appropriate toys

Comfort Cart Personal Hygiene List

  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Unscented lotions
  • Vaseline
  • Hair pins/ elastics/ accessories
  • Razors/ shaving cream
  • Kleenex
  • Nail file
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Combs
  • Shower gel
  • Soap
  • Q-Tips
  • Deodorant

Comfort and Boredom Busters

  • Earplugs
  • Notepads
  • Pens/pencils
  • Children and adult colouring books
  • Crayons/ pencil crayons
  • Playing cards
  • Magazines
  • Crosswords, word searches, Sudoku, puzzles, quizzes
  • Clipboard
  • Socks
  • Sleep masks
  • Eye glasses cleaner

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    Victim Services of York Region Inc.

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Toiletries:

  • toilet paper
  • soap

Food:

  • gingerbread house kits
  • chocolates
  • instant soup
  • granola bars

Clothes:

  • blankets
  • socks

Gift Cards:

  • grocery stores, malls, VISA or Mastercard

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    York Support Services Network/310-COPE

    DUEDec. 21, 2018

  • AGE All
  • GENDER All

DONATION REQUESTS

Gift Cards:

  • Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza, grocery stores

Food:

  • food
  • sweet & salty treats

Toiletries

Clothing

  • adult socks, hats, mitts

Other

  • back packs, duffel bags
  • adult stocking stuffers
  • Anything Christmasy :)

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Holiday Gift Drive Locations

Aurora East Gwillimbury Georgina King Township Newmarket
Neighbourhood Network, 14998 Yonge St. Town of East Gwillimbury, 19000 Leslie St. Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr. OR Sutton Library, 5279 Black River Rd., OR Pefferlaw Library, 76 Pete's Ln. King City Fire Station, 2045 King Rd., King City Town of Newmarket, 395 Mulock Dr.
Aurora
Neighbourhood Network, 14998 Yonge St.
East Gwillimbury
Town of East Gwillimbury, 19000 Leslie St.
Georgina
Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr. OR Sutton Library, 5279 Black River Rd., OR Pefferlaw Library, 76 Pete's Ln.
King Township
King City Fire Station, 2045 King Rd., King City
Newmarket
Town of Newmarket, 395 Mulock Dr.