Christmas at Optimism Place

At Optimism Place, we strive to make the holiday season a special time for every woman and child in shelter, as well as for as many outreach clients as possible! 

Our holiday celebrations typically include a visit from Santa and a holiday dinner generously provided by Joe's Diner

We are thankful to be able to provide gifts and items of need to women and children in shelter through the thoughtful contributions of our community members. 

If you would like to make an impact at Optimism Place this holiday season, please email to find out more about how you can spread some holiday cheer!

Our Christmas List


  • restaurant gift cards

  • grocery gift cards

  • shopping gift cards

  • spa gift cards

  • makeup items

  • new clothing

  • hair styling tools

  • perfumes

  • kitchen appliances

Children & Teens

  • lego

  • playdough

  • art sets

  • board games

  • video games

  • sports balls

  • holiday movies

  • stuffed animals

  • gift cards


  • gingerbread house kits

  • baking supplies

  • stockings

  • decorations

  • holiday movies

  • Christmas lights

  • candy / treats

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Stratford, Ontario 

N4Z 1G8

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