SUPPORTIVE EVENTS 2021

FREE GIFT BOX

The Vietnamese Community Centre of Mississauga – Language and Skills Training/Settlement Services helps newcomers get acquainted with Canadian life through exciting new initiatives. In addition to our FREE ENGLISH CLASSES, FREE CHILDMINDING, FREE BUS TICKETS (conditions applied), and FREE SETTLEMENT SERVICES, we also participate in the

GETTING YOU STARTED™ Newcomer Program to make you feel at home by providing

FREE GIFT BOX TO EVERY NEWCOMER

 (3 years or less in Canada)

TO PICK UP GIFT BOXES AND SAMPLES*, PLEASE

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND  BRING YOUR PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD

to 600 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Or call 905-891-3825 for more information

*(While qualities last)

SANTA CLAUS FUND 2021

To apply please call

905-891-3825 or email ellievccm@outlook.com

Each gift box contains clothing, book, toy, cookies, and toothbrush kit, appropriate for your child’s age, but not gender-specific.

  1. For children under 12 years old of low-income family
  2. Reside in only Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Ajax, or Pickering
  3. Have not applied at another agency
  4. Deadline for application: October 15, 2021
  5. Client information is confidential and only disclosed to The Toronto Santa Claus Fund for gift box deliveries.

•Gift box contents are age-appropriate, not gender-specific, and contain a hat, mittens, socks, hoodie, book, small toy, cookies, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Describe the box -- seasonally wrapped box, larger than a shoebox, one box per child.

  1. The Santa Claus Fund is not a religious charity. The gift is to help financially struggling families during the holidays. The Fund does not solicit clients later and does not ask for anything in return, etc.
  2. Delivery will be made ANYTIME, likely starting as early as November 21 with final delivery attempts on December 19. Exact dates cannot be provided and pick-ups are not possible.
  3. Most delivery volunteers will either leave the client a note or phone message as to an approximate time for delivery. If a delivery attempt has been made and the client was not at home, they may expect a note stating when the next delivery attempt will be made. Otherwise, clients should understand that the
  4. Deliveries will be made in December by volunteers and may include Scouts Canada, service groups, local church members, individual adults, or teens who volunteer for this great cause.
  5. The home delivery program is SAFE. The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund has been operating the program in this manner for more than 110 years.