Dear Friend:

The holiday season is approaching fast! During this time to rejoice and to share, we at the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre are looking for support in our efforts to help families and individuals living in our community. For more than 31 years, our Christmas Program has assisted an average of 952 individuals annually (48% are children or youth between the ages of 0 to 16.) by providing them groceries and gifts for the Christmas season. Once again this year, we need your kind support for our Modified Christmas Program.

For more details, click here to read the letter from our Executive Director

How can you help?

Sponsor a Family: the financial donations received from donors like you ensure that all community members have food on their table this holiday season. Click to complete the registration form. Would you like to donate now?

To ensure the safety of our families, volunteers, and employees; we had to modify the way our Christmas program operates this year. With this in mind, we are still encouraging you to sponsor a family. 

Click here for a link to our easy to use secure online donation platform.


To ensure the safety of our families, volunteers, and employees; we had to modify the way our Christmas Angel Tree Gift Program will operate this year. With many safety protocols being placed on the Centre – we still want to make sure that the children in our community will have toys to open.  With donors support – we are asking for cash donations that will allow us to purchase $25 gift cards from the following stores: Best Buy; Canadian Tire; Amazon; and Walmart.  Each child will receive $50.  This way the parents can go shopping for the present(s) for their child or children.

Click here for a link to our virtual “Angel Tree”. 

Donate new unwrapped gifts/ gift cards: every child in our community deserves to wake up Christmas morning with gifts under the tree. Your donation of a gift valued at a minimum of $35 will help to ensure that no child goes without this holiday season. Join us and help bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas. Should you choose to donate a gift, please contact Carla Colonna ( / 613-830-4357 ext. 209) as soon as possible as we ask that all toy donations be dropped off to our Centre by Dec. 6th at 12pm.

Food Donations: we need to ensure our shelves are full this holiday season to meet the needs of the more than 952 individuals that will come to our Centre for support in December. With your food donation you could help us in our quest to eliminate hunger in our community.

Your support is greatly appreciated and makes it possible for all residents of our community to enjoy a truly joyous holiday season.

For more information regarding our Christmas Program 2020, we invite you to contact Carla Colonna at 613-830-4357 ext. 209 or email