November 17, 2017
The 2017 Holiday Sharing Guide makes giving easy
The annual list identifies the most pressing needs of local food, gift and warm clothing drives
InformationOxford.ca and 211 have released the annual Holiday Sharing Guide for Oxford County to help the community share the joy this season. The guide is a complete listing of local donation drives being organized in the County, making it easier for residents to both give and get help.
In its seventh year, the Holiday Sharing Guide has grown to incorporate gift and clothing drives, hot meal and food programs, animal rescues, and even the Santa Clause parade drives in each host community. It also lists community organizations and events where people can seek assistance with food, clothing, shelter, gifts and financial support as the holiday season approaches.
People who are looking to offer donations can use the guide to find the right organizations or events in the “give help” section of the guide, including:
- Angel trees
- CP Holiday Train
- Food for Fines
Residents who need support this holiday season can seek assistance from one of the associations listed in the “get help” section of the guide, which offer:
- Winter outfitting
- Holiday toy distribution
- Medical care for sick or injured pets
- …And much more
Remember, the more community members that donate this holiday season, the more services there are available for those in need. Check out the Holiday Sharing Guide to learn more.
Kelly Gilson, Executive Director, United Way of Oxford
“The Holiday Sharing Guide is an incredible compilation of local associations which allows us to share what we can this holiday season. As winter approaches, some may realize that they need some help this holiday season while some realize that they are in a more fortunate position this year and could give to those who need help. The Holiday Sharing Guide is here to help bring our community together at this important time.”
About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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