Christmas Community Giving

Here are some ways you can give to people in our community and our world this Christmas.

In Regina

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission provides Emergency Services, daily meals, shelter, clothing, help for women struggling with addictions, and more, to anyone who needs it. They will be serving a Christmas meal on December 22. Donate and help them help more people. Find out more on their website.
The Salvation Army provides food and necessities to needy families all year long. This year they provided a lot of help to B.C. residents displaced by floods. At Christmas they provide food hampers to give holiday joy. Donate on their website.
Food prices keep going up and many people’s incomes can’t keep up. Food banks are helping record numbers of people. CBC Saskatchewan is taking donations to help food banks across Saskatchewan meet the need. You can donate food in grocery store bins or money at
Regina Christmas Wish List is a partnership between Glen Elm Church of Christ and several community organizations. They facilitate the giving of Christmas gifts to youth and adults in Regina who otherwise wouldn’t get anything for Christmas. On their website, read people’s stories and their Christmas wishes. Choose one (or more), buy a new gift, and drop it off at Glen Elm Church before December 15. Volunteers will wrap the gifts and deliver them to the recipients. You too can give joy on Christmas!
CJME is once again sponsoring Santas Anonymous, a way you can give gifts to needy children in our community. Purchase a new gift for children up to age 12 (see suggestions on their website) and drop it in one of the many convenient drop-off bins around the city by December 12. Volunteers will wrap and deliver the gifts. Money donations are also accepted.
Options Pregnancy Centre is collecting new children’s clothing for the littlest ones until Tuesday December 21 at their new location at 2139 Broad St. between noon and 3:30 pm weekdays. Items should be sized 0m -2T and may include onesies, pants, outfits, outerwear, toques, boots, sweaters, pajamas, mittens, and socks.

Further Away

The new issue of Open Doors Magazine looks at how Christmas is celebrated by children in the persecuted church. There is also an opportunity to send a picture or message to a persecuted child in Columbia to let them know someone cares. Send your message by December 19.
Did you know that 80% of illnesses in Nigeria are caused by unsafe drinking water? Many-Care Life Services is trying to change this by educating people and providing water analysis, testing kits, and filters to vulnerable households in Nigeria. They have partnered with a Maryland company called Green H2O Recycling to raise money. If you sign up with them for this project and then shop online at any of over 30,000 online companies, the companies will donate a portion of the sales to help provide Nigerians with clean water.
While our COVID situation is improving, it is still getting worse in many parts of the world, especially where people haven't had the opportunity to be vaccinated. You can help! Donate to UNICEF's Love My Neighbour Project and help get vaccines to parts of the world that need them.
We have enough vaccines here for anyone who wants one. But in many parts of the world, people are dying because they don’t have any. You can help! Donate to UNICEF’s Love My Neighbour Project and help get vaccines to parts of the world that need them.

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