The Model is Jesus.
The Motivation is Love.

Welcome to

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.

Christmas Cheer runs from October 25, 2020 until November 29, 2020

Why Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer is an annual campaign to bless the families and individuals who have experienced a loss, crisis, or are going through a challenging season.  In a year filled with uncertainties and concerns, the blessings and outreach of this program are needed now more than ever.  

Sponsor an Individual or Family.

Collection Dates

November 27th (6pm to 9pm)
November 28th (11am to 1pm)
November 29th (12pm to 2pm)

Drive-thru drop off times at the Bridge parking lot.

2020 Goal

This year we have established a goal of reaching 120-130 families

  • Race to 130 families 50% 50%

How to Build a Blessing Basket

Step One

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Step Two

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Step Three

Fill your container with the items and record the value in the appropriate section on the Basket Summary included in your introduction email.

Items are to remain unwrapped.

GIFT CARDS are to be placed in the smaller envelope and included inside your basket. It is helpful if the dollar value of the gift card is indicated either on the card itself or on the cardboard cover.

If you are not including any gift cards, please record 0 in that section. Be sure that your Family Reference # is clearly visible on the outside of the basket.

Step Four

Reply to the Christmas Cheer Family Support email and (could we have the sponsor information section prepopulated so they can just validate instead of entering it again) OR Complete the “sponsored by section” and the “total section” of the Basket Summary and return by email to [email protected] 

 No later than November 23, 2020, indicating your preferred drop-off.

Choose your preferred time to drop off the basket.

Step Five

Bring your basket to the drive-through drop off at the bridge at your selected drop-off dates and times.

November 27th (6pm to 9pm)

November 28th (11am to 1pm)

November 29th (12pm to 2pm)

Frequently Asked Questions

Will tax receipts be provided for donation?

Donated baskets and gift cards are NOT eligible for a tax receipt. Financial donations above $20 paid through etransfer or pushpay or cheque will be eligible for a 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?

Bring your basket to the drive-through drop off at the bridge at your selected drop-off dates and times.

November 27th (6pm to 9pm)

November 28th (11am to 1pm)

November 29th (12pm to 2pm)

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