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Christmas Cheer

Our mission this year is to continue to demonstrate the love of Jesus in a tangible way to friends and families in the community. Christmas Cheer baskets serve as a way to make a connection, fill a need, and open the door to other ways that we can be of service.


Make Donations

You can make donations at the bridge – a Markham Community church (Donations are used towards sponsoring families).

Cash, Cheque or online Debit 

Mark it for “Christmas Cheer” on the envelope with your name and address and place it during offering on Sunday mornings. 

Any donation greater than $20 will be issued a tax receipt.

Gift Cards 

(Preferred in increments of $25 for Walmart, Gas, Groceries, etc. can be brought to the Christmas Cheer Ministry corner)

Collection Dates

November 17 & 24

2019 Goal

This year we have established a goal of reaching 100 families

Families Currently Sponsored

Get Involved

We encourage you to prayerfully consider how you can be involved. While financial support is key, no less important is our need for many volunteers to create, wrap, or deliver Christmas Cheer baskets.


What kind of items can I donate?

We welcome unwrapped toys, household items, groceries, new clothing, gift cards, etc

Will tax receipts be provided for donation?

Donated gifts and gift cards are not eligible for tax receipt.

What if I want to give a monetary donation instead?

Monetary donations can be donated with “Christmas Cheer” written on the offering envelope.

Will the bridge be partnering with community organizations?

The bridge welcomes businesses/organizations in the community to partner with us in this project.

What will happen to any extra items that are donated?

Extra items donated to Christmas Cheer will either be retained by the bridge Care Team for future need, or donated to our community on Mission partners.  E.g. Salvation Army, Markham Food Bank, Crisis Pregnancy Centre and Out of the Cold.

When should you drop off the donations?

Donations will be collected on November 17 and 24 during regular service times.  If you need  to drop off your donations at a different time, please contact us and that can be arranged.

How can I be on the Christmas Cheer team?

If you like connecting with community partners to donate to Christmas Cheer, wrapping presents, baking or   delivering a token of Christmas Cheer, please consider becoming a volunteer by contacting us at christmascheer@thebridgemarkham.com 

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