Christmas Sponsorship 2017
Since 1995, LIFE*SPIN’s Christmas Sponsorship Program has provided additional support to poor families in our community. This program relieves poverty for low-income families with children over the Christmas season. LIFE*SPIN matches low-income families with those wishing to help a disadvantaged family celebrate Christmas.
This program is critical for the young children who are impacted by the loss of income that leaves their parents struggling to provide even the most basic needs of shelter and food.
Donations from our community help to alleviate the pain and desperation experienced by those continuing to live in poverty and also the newly poor resulting from the dramatic downturn in the economies of the world and an aging work-force.Your support is deeply appreciated.
Volunteers accept Christmas “wish lists” from the recipient family and coordinate a match with a suitable sponsor.Sponsors provides a gift for each child in the family. We ask that gifts requested be limited to roughly $35-$40, so we can assist more children. Some sponsors provide a grocery store gift card for the family to shop together for the Christmas meal or a small gift for the parents, although these are at your discretion.
If you would like to receive a Charitable Tax receipt for the value of your purchases, please retain all your receipts and mail them to us by December 30th to P.O. Box 2801, London, ON N6A 4H4. This will ensure they don’t get misplaced when you drop off your gifts. Please note that we cannot issue the receipt for the HST portion of your donations in-kind.
While this is a little dated... you can watch a video clip from 2011 by clicking here.
Christmas Lights & Sirens ~ Toy Drive
London Emergency Services welcomes donations of toys on Saturday, December 2 from Noon to 3:00 at Fire Station #1 on Horton Street. Help us fill the EMS vehicles and visit "Fire Santa"
All toys collected will support LIFE*SPIN's Christmas Family Sponsorship Program that ensures that local children, living in low-income families, each receive a new gift this holiday season. Last year, LIFE*SPIN assisted more than 1,100 families at Christmas and it is expected that this number will increase this year.
Help us make this a happy holiday season for those less fortunate while supporting local farmers and businesses. If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring a family of your own. You can do so by completing this form.