St. Matthew's House
Christmas Assistance/Adopt-a-Family Program

Provides assistance to families with children under 16 and seniors through the Christmas season and connects individuals and families who want to provide assistance over Christmas.

Types of assistance are:

Food vouchers

Gift for children 16 years and under

Family or individual sponsorship can include:

Provide food or supermarket vouchers for "Christmas Dinner"

Provide new toys for children or gifts for teenagers

Provide "Christmas Dinner", as well as one to two gifts and some new clothing for each child

Charitable tax receipts are given for donations.

414 Barton St E
Hamilton, ON
L8L 2Y3
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Dates: Registration in November, by appointment only * Pick-up date and time is given at time of registration
Phone: 905-523-5546 x260


Lower Hamilton, East End families with children under 16 and older adults who need help during the Christmas season


Applications will be accepted in person by appointment only. Identification is needed for all family members. Income statement (e.g. pay stub) required and I.D. required for each person in the family. Children must reside permanently with applicant in order to register. For safety reasons, parents are encouraged not to bring young children when registering.




Fully Accessible


English; French; Pre-scheduling required for French translation

Primary Contact Person

Renee Wetselaar, Executive Director

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit;Registered Charity