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Holiday Assistance Campaign

Our Holiday Assistance Campaign is now complete for 2022.

The 2022 ACS Holiday Assistance Program numbers are in and we are so thankful for the incredible generosity of our community. During the holiday season, ACS was able to provide 107 families with Holiday Hampers and deliver 110 Santa to a Senior gift bags to local seniors. Throughout the month of December, we proudly:

  • served 384 individuals, a 30% increase over last year
  • served 186 children, a 28% increase over last year
  • distributed 10,595 lbs of food
  • provided $11,115 in grocery gift cards

We could not have accomplished this task without the support of our amazing community. Your donations helped ensure that income-challenged families, seniors, and individuals had a wonderful holiday season with their loved ones. Thank you to everyone who supported ACS with food drives, toy drives, donations from our Tree of Tags, grocery and retail gift cards, or through a monetary donation.

We are also so grateful for our amazing volunteers who helped us with donation collection and sorting, hamper assembly, hamper delivery, and so much more. Without the hard work of our amazing volunteers and their dedication to the community of Ancaster, none of this work would be possible.

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Holiday Assistance Program

The ACS Holiday Assistance Program provides food hampers and gifts to income-challenged families and seniors in the community to ensure that no one gets left behind during the holiday season. 

This fundraiser kicks off on November 12th, 2023 and runs until the end of the year. There are many different ways to help:

  • Visit our office to select a gift tag from our “Family Tree” to purchase a gift requested by a child
  • Make a monetary donation to the “Holiday Assistance Program” through our website, in our office, or by mail
  • Make a monetary donation to the “Santa to a Senior” gift bag program that delivers a care package assembled by The Net, our Youth Engagement Team to our senior clients
  • Organize a Food Drive on behalf of ACS

We will also be collecting the following gift items:

  • New, unwrapped toys
  • Clothing with tags for children under 18 years of age
  • Outerwear with tags for all ages – including jackets, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves
  • Household items with tags – new linens, sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Grocery & Retail gift cards


More Information

For more information or to register for this program, please click here.