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We Help Make the Holiday Season a Little Brighter For Those Who Need a Helping Hand
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“Christmas for Kids” was the vision of one of Innisfil’s public school principals who asked one of the parents if she would start a Christmas program for Innisfil. The schools in Innisfil have many children who could use help at Christmas and they wanted the food and toys collected in the local schools to go to Innisfil families. Very quickly the local churches came on board; the United Churches in Gilford and Churchill and the Anglican Churches in Churchill and Cookstown.
We also work with the Innisfil Community Church and the Innisfil Food Bank. Initially the program was called “Adopt a family”, but as the program grew it was time to have an official name. In 2005, a naming contest was held and the Gilford United Church Sunday School came up with the name “Christmas for Kids”. In January 2012, “Christmas for Kids” became a registered charity. We thought the name should reflect that we help families all year round and so we were registered under the name “Christmas for Kids” (all year round).