Christmas Programs



Every Christmas, our Food Bank is transformed into a Christmas Store, where more than 3,000 families can collect a Christmas Hamper containing special seasonal groceries, and every child receives a gift.

Guests must register in person. Venture Centre members must present their Venture Centre Card and photo I.D. Non-members must present proof of address, income and photo I.D. Guests can only register at one agency for Christmas assistance. 

Registration runs from Monday, October 2, 2017, until Thursday, November 30 or until we reach hamper capacity. 

The Christmas Hamper program is located at:
Good Shepherd Venture Centre
155 Cannon Street East, Hamilton
Phone: 905.972.9485

Good Shepherd Annual Christmas Dinner & Wonderland

Each year, more than 800 enthusiastic volunteers serve a traditional holiday meal to as many as 2,500 men, women and children amid beautiful table settings, festive decorations and seasonal entertainment, including a visit with Santa. Each adult is presented with a gift of toiletries and each child takes home a new toy. Date for 2017 TBA. 


Sponsor Our Families

Please consider becoming one of our Christmas sponsors by providing gifts to brighten a struggling family’s Christmas. Your generous donation will help families in our Family Centre and Women's and Youth Services, who face unexpected crises that result in homelessness.

For more information about this special program, please call Ruth at 289-921-5429 or email us at  Sponsor Our Families. To donate online to this program click here.



The Christmas Registry provides a listing of supports available in the City of Hamilton to help ensure as many people as possible will be able to enjoy Christmas. Click here for details.