Local listing of food, gift and clothing drives lets people know how to give and get help

The Holiday Sharing Guide for Oxford County is now online and updated for 2023 at www.informationoxford.ca.

The Holiday Sharing Guide offers a comprehensive listing of gift and clothing drives, hot meal and food programs, shelters, emergency help, and seasonal community events. The guide is organized around options to “give help,” either by donating time, funds or items, or to “get help,” by accessing programs offered by community organizations, charities, and local churches.

The guide also includes information about local Santa Clause parades collecting non-perishable food donations. Parades will be held this year in both Woodstock and Tillsonburg on November 18 at 6:00 p.m., and in Ingersoll on November 18 at 11:00 a.m. 

With deadlines and registration periods coming up soon to receive help or donate to one of the guide’s vital programs, interested residents are encouraged to check the online guide or call 211.  

All of the information listed in the guide is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by visiting InformationOxford.ca or calling 211 Ontario (dial 2-1-1).

The Holiday Sharing Guide is a collaboration between Oxford County, InformationOxford.ca, 211 Ontario, and United Way Oxford.



Kelly Gilson, Executive Director, United Way of Oxford

“We are entering this holiday season with basic living expenses, like groceries, utilities, and rents or mortgages, at the highest point in years. For many families, there simply won’t be anything left over to make the holidays special. The Holiday Sharing Guide is a resource that lets people know the ways they can give and get help in their community. You can also watch unitedwayoxford.ca for information on local agencies as part of United Way Oxford’s “12 Days of Giving” program and learn of ways that you, your family and/or your workplace can help local neighbours in need during the holidays, as well as through the cold winter months ahead.” 


About Information Oxford

A service of Oxford County, Information Oxford provides information relevant to Oxford County residents about local businesses and organizations and their services and events. Information Oxford is an Ontario 211 partner. Visit InformationOxford.ca.