Manitoba Christmas Charities

3 Dec

If you would like to donate this Holiday Season – be it money, toys, food or even your time, here are some places that ensure that your donation go to those in need. This is by all means not a complete and finish list, but it’s a good start!

Salvation Army’s  Toy Mountain (Local)
Information on where and how you can donate is on their website! They take Monetary Donations and New unwrapped gifts!
If you are a family in need contact them to see if they can help you : 204-946-9490

Siloam Mission’s One Big Day for Christmas
They will be accepting non-perishable food items, clothes and unwrapped toys for kids, as well as monetary donations. Their top winter need: Socks, Long Johns, Gloves & Toques, Razors (mens & ladies), Deodorant (Ladies), Metal Hangers, Feminine Hygiene products, Laundry Detergent (unscented pods/powder), Garbage bags (large black, small white, blue bags), Milk, Oil, Margarine, Sugar, Coffee Whitener, Miracle Whip, Oats, Bread, Coffee, Juice Boxes
If you’re unable to donate items and money (because face it, not everyone can) think about volunteering your time!

Christmas Cheer Board
Many different drop approved drop off locations HERE
They are accepting money, toys & food for families and people in need.

Winnipeg Harvest
12 Hours of Christmas Auction
Friday, December 6th from 6:00am – 6:00pm
Read through the auction list below and choose your favorite (or favorites) to bid on! Make sure to call 204-779-HOPE (4673) when placing a bid during your desired package’s auction hour. All funds raised will stay in Manitoba and support Hunger for Hope through Winnipeg Harvest, because no child should go to bed hungry!
If you’d like to donate food to the cause, you can visit Grant Park Shopping Centre and bring in your food donations to the Winnipeg Harvest display near the MLCC entrance.

Samaritan’s Purse (over seas)
National Collection Week was Nov. 18 to 24, but it’s not too late! Pack a box online and bless a hurting child this Christmas season.
Please call our Operation Christmas Child team to determine the options available to you: 1.800.303.1269.
Also, please visit PackaBox to fill a shoe box with gifts online, including a personalized card and photo.
Thank you for partnering with Operation Christmas Child through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes. May each box bring Good News and great joy to the child who receives it.

The Wrench
:  Because every child deserves to have a new-to-them bike!! (Local)


Lots of other charities out there too, but there are also some people who like to scam people and take advantage of their generosity this time of year!
Be Smart, choose a trustworthy charity, ask questions if you aren’t sure!
Drop off at centres, stores, approved drop off locations!

Let’s keep this list growing, add other organizations and what they accept in the comments below!

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10 Replies to “Manitoba Christmas Charities

  1. Green Action Centre has been providing Manitobans with green living tips for years. This year they are offering a Holiday Eco Basket as a fundraiser and is a great gift idea for those who have everything! You can become a member or make a donation today! Tax receipts issued for donations over $10! And for those who become a member before Dec. 20, they are entered to win a Holiday Eco Basket! Yearly membership is $20 and supports various programs like Active and Safe Routes to School, Composting, Waste Reduction Week, and Workplace Commuter Options.

  2. While not necessarily helping “those in need” specifically – Operation Red Nose definitely helps keep drunk drivers off the streets – and that helps us all. From what I understand, they are always looking for people to help out on weekends.

    • that is a great one greg, those in need of a ride! 🙂 Keeps the streets safe for everyone, perfect addition to the list i’d think.

  3. Koats for Kids has been a Winnipeg institution since 1989. Every year, from October to February, the program distributes winter outerwear to families – for some children, having a warm coat means attending school on a cold day, instead of staying home. It’s part of United Way’s commitment to helping children and youth be all they can be.

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