Kilbride United Church has a strong connection to Wesley Urban Ministries, located in Hamilton Ontario.

‘No Charge’ Christmas Store

2015 Wesley
Kilbride Church delivers donations to the Wesley Christmas Store

Wesley Urban Ministries provides food and gifts during the Christmas season to families and individuals living in poverty, through the unique ‘No Charge’ Christmas Store.

In a store-like setting, people choose new gifts for all ages and a wide range of food items, fresh produce and non-perishables. Based on a point system, Wesley’s Christmas Assistance Program offers choice and dignity by valuing individual needs and preferences. A wide variety of ages, faiths and backgrounds access this program.

Kilbride United Church gathers a team of volunteers each year to staff the Christmas Store on one or two days in December. Volunteers organize merchandise and help shoppers to select gifts, toys and clothing. See the announcements for specific dates.

How Can You Help with the ‘No Charge’ Christmas Store?

  • 2015 Wesley visit
    Volunteers from Kilbride and Carlisle United Church on their way to help at the Wesley Christmas Store

    Volunteer to join the team and help out at the Christmas Store on one or two days in December

  • Donate new gifts and canned food to the Christmas Store, during the Carlisle ‘Cares and Shares’ Christmas Drive
  • Donate directly the Wesley Urban Ministries ‘No Charge’ Christmas Store (suggested food and gift donation list in the announcements)

To offer your help or for more information, contact the Church office at 905-689-8630 or secretary@carlisleuc.ca.