Christmas Exchange Program

The Caring and Sharing Exchange is helping families in need this holiday season and residents are requested to help out!

On December 16th, residents are encouraged to return their empty bottles to a local Beer Store retailer and donate a portion of the return to the Caring and Sharing Exchange as part of their Christmas Exchange program to help provide essential food assistance to Ottawa families in need this holiday season. You can also donate online here.


5,758 Ottawa families turn to this program for food assistance around the holiday season so I highly encourage residents to help ensure that local families have a safe and healthy holiday season.


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