Light Up the Village

24 11 2022

Courtesy Westboro BIA:

Help Shine a Light on Our Community

Together we can shine a light on those who need our support the most this holiday season.

This December we invite you to join us in Westboro Village as we shine a light on three important charities who support our neighbours during the Light Up the Village campaign.

Meet us in the village Saturday, December 3, 10, and 17th for donation drives in support of Toy Mountain, Cornerstone Housing for Women and the Westboro Region Foodbank.

Saturday, December 3rd, Frontline Financial Credit Union

Toy Mountain ( provides toys for children ages 0-12 years old and have supported over 7500 families annually. They look for donations of unwrapped gifts with the following as their highest need:

  • Toys for 0–2-year-old
  • Toys for 11–12-year-old
  • Lego
  • Board games
  • Sports equipment

Saturday, December 10th, 255 Richmond Road

Every year over the holidays, Cornerstone Housing for Women ( works to ensure their residents all receive a bag with some key items. They are looking for donations of these items this holidays season:

  • Pyjamas, sizes S – 4XL, larger sizes are needed most.
  • Box of chocolate or candy
  • A $10 gift card to places such as Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dairy Queen
  • A card with a simple holiday greeting

Saturday, December 17th, All Saints Anglican Church Courtyard

The Westboro Region Food Bank ( has been serving the community since the early 1980’s. They continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of clients in the area. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the Westboro Region Food Bank has doubled the number of families they support and supplement the contributions from the central food bank with additional purchases of $9,000-$10,000 a month for essentials and fresh produce.

This holiday season they are looking for these key essentials not provided in weekly deliveries from the Ottawa Food Bank:

  • Canned Stews and Chili
  • Cooking Oils (Regular size bottles, no club pack)
  • Dried herbs and spices (in new unopened packages)
  • Granola bars
  • Nuts
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (preferably pads all sizes, no tampons)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry Detergent (Regular size, no club pack)
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Toilet Paper

If you are unable to join us on these days, the businesses are supporting these charities in other ways, have a look at our Light Up the Village page ( for all of the details.  



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