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Thank you St. Peter’s Lutheran for 9 years of support


Pictured above from left to right: Betty Brady and Karen Campbell


The Children’s Aid Society is very thankful for the support of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Simcoe who purchased 50 gifts for our Child and Youth Christmas party. The event was held on November 29th at the Cayuga Kinsmen Hall.

“This year was our 9th year,” reported Betty Brady of St. Peter’s Lutheran. The Church is among several organizations who have supported the Child and Youth Christmas Party for several years.  Other important partners who have provided ongoing support include, the Lynn Valley Lions and Laidlaw Carriers.

Thanks to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for the ongoing support as a partner in the community who nurtures the lives and dreams of children.

Help at Christmas availble through community services


The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk’s community partners are offering assistance to those in our communities facing hardship this Christmas. If you are in need of assistance, please see the list of some community supports that are available below:

1. Every winter, the St. Vincent de Paul Society operates a soup kitchen upstairs at the Knights of Columbus hall.  The address is 43 Kent Street South in Simcoe. A full hot meal is offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

2. Christmas dinner is being offered by Evergreen Heights Church at Hambleton Hall, located at 204 John Street in Simcoe on Christmas day from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for those needing a place to go that day.  The event is free and wheelchair accessible.  For more information contact the Evergreen Heights Church at 519-428-0960.

3. The Norfolk Christmas Exchange, through their volunteer team will be taking community applications for Christmas food and toys assistance at the Town Centre Mall, located at 150 West Street in Simcoe.

Application times are:

Monday to Friday, daily from December 7th to December 18th at the times of 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. 

Applicants are asked to bring ID for each household member and proof of income(s) and expenses.  If you require this service but are unable to attend to make an application in person due to special circumstances you may call 519-426-7890 to make alternate arrangements.

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