You can help spread joy to families and individuals in our community this Christmas by sponsoring a family. In the past year, 251 women and children have found shelter from violence at Inasmuch House and over 1,000 families have accessed services through our Good Food Centre, Men’s Shelter, and Addiction Programs. With your help, we can provide these families and individuals with a warm and loving Christmas they will remember for years to come.

All you have to do is fill out the form below to indicate the size of family you would like to sponsor and we will send you a family or individual Christmas wish list. We will also provide you with more program details. The cost to sponsor a family is based on an approximate minimum value of $50.00 per person.

At a minimum, please provide the following items:

– A grocery store gift card for Food Basics, Metro, or Fortinos/No Frills ($25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00 depending on size of family)

– $50.00 in new gifts/clothing per child, based on their wish list

– $50.00 in new gifts/clothing per adult, based on their wish list

Some other suggested NEW items:

-Linens (towels, twin or double bed sheets, dish cloths)
-Small kitchen appliances (kettle, toaster, coffeemaker)
-Pyjamas and house coats for all ages/sizes
-Kitchen essentials (plates, cutlery, kitchen knives, cutting boards, cooking utensils)
-Warm socks and underwear for all ages/sizes
-Gift cards (Tim Hortons, iTunes, Wal-Mart, Shopper’s Drug Mart)
-New wrapping supplies (wrapping paper, gift tags, tape, ribbon)

Please deliver all gifts unwrapped. This gives parents and children the opportunity to wrap gifts for each other.

*A gift-in-kind receipt for the pre-tax value is available with all original sales receipts, full name, contact information, and address enclosed in an envelope labelled with your Sponsor-a-Family ID #. 

Sign-Up Form

Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring a family. At this time we are pleased to announce that all families have been sponsored. However, we are always in need of NEW gift items for our Christmas Room. We welcome gift donation drop-offs at our Community Services Entrance, 196 Wentworth Street, N., on Monday to Friday between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


If you have questions, please contact:

Katie Jessup

905-528-4211 ext. 3102