Each year, community sponsors are matched with an individual or family through a confidential, anonymous process. The sponsor purchases items for the recipient family. Items that need to be purchased to complete the holiday hamper are purchased through the generous donations received from the community.

Applicant Forms

2022 Information and Forms for Applicants:

Please read the Holiday Hamper Application Requirements document carefully and ensure you submit them with the application or bring them along to our office for review with your application. Application forms missing any of the required documentation will not be accepted as they will be considered incomplete.

If you have children ages 17 and under, please also complete the Gift Wish List form below.

*Click on links below to download Application Requirements document, Application Form and Gift Wish List (if applicable).

Applicants may apply online by completing the application and emailing to info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca. Please review the required identification documents list as those items will need to be submitted with the application.

Applicants may also pickup blank forms at our office at 1-175 Waterloo St. in New Hamburg. Bring along the required documents and staff will review them and your completed forms.

Holiday Hamper applications should be submitted by November 30, 2022 if possible.

This year, Holiday Hamper recipients will receive a grocery gift card for a holiday meal, a turkey or ham and gifts for children ages 17 and under. As well, hampers will include items such as books, mittens, socks and more.

Are you looking for a way to help an individual or family in need this holiday season? The Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s Holiday Hamper program matches those in need with sponsors who generously provide a holiday hamper to them. You may sign up to purchase a grocery gift card and gifts for the family OR you may make a financial donation and we will purchase and put together a hamper.

If you are a group or business looking to do a collection ‘drive‘ for particular items to be added to hampers, please consider collecting any of the following items:

  • mittens/gloves for children and/or adults
  • craft kits for all different ages
  • paint by number sets for adults
  • word search/crossword/puzzle books for teens/adults
  • colouring books for children and adults
  • crayon, pencil crayon, marker sets
  • wrapping paper, gift bags, tape
  • candy canes

2022 Information and Forms for Sponsors:

Please read the Sponsor Letter first before filling in the Sponsor Application.

*Click on links below to download both the Sponsor Letter and Form.

Completed sponsor forms should be emailed to info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca.

Volunteer Form

It takes many volunteers to create a wonderful Holiday Hamper program each year in our community! If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Holiday Hamper Volunteer Form and email to info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca. Volunteer on your own or gather some friends or co-workers and give back this holiday season.

*Click on link below to download the Volunteer Application form.

Completed sponsor forms should be emailed to info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca.

For further information, please contact us! Phone: 519-662-2731.

Click here to view a map of the Wilmot Family Resource Centre service area. If you do not reside within the service area, you are welcome to call us at 519-662-2731 and we can refer you to the Christmas Bureau office in your area.

Pictures from previous years

Thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers who donate food, gifts & time towards the Holiday Hamper program…bringing peace, comfort & joy to those in need during the holiday season.