The Red Book of Hamilton

St. Matthew's House

Christmas Assistance/Adopt-a-Family Program

Alexandra Grant, Supervisor, Social Services
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
DatesRegistration in November, by appointment * Pick-up date and time is given at time of registration
LanguageEnglish; French; Pre-scheduling required for French translation
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Agency Type Non Profit;Registered Charity
905-523-5546 ext 260
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414 Barton St E
Hamilton ON L8L 2Y3
On bus routes

Provides assistance to families through the Christmas season and connects individuals and families who want to provide assistance over Christmas.

Types of assistance are:

Food vouchers

Gift for children 18 years and under

Family or individual sponsorship can include:

Provide food or supermarket vouchers for "Christmas Dinner"

Provide new toys for children or gifts for teenagers

Provide "Christmas Dinner", as well as one to two gifts and some new clothing for each child

Charitable tax receipts are given for donations.


Individuals and families who need help during the Christmas season


Applications will be accepted in person only. Identification is needed for all family members. Income statement (e.g. pay stub) required and I.D. required for each person in the family. Children must reside permanently with applicant in order to register. For safety reasons, parents are encouraged not to bring young children when registering.