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Gift Dance Tutorials

Interested In Volunteering?

*Routes have now been assigned across Chatham Kent for donation pickup, please let us know in the comments section if you would like to be a backup pickup team!*

We invite you to join The Gift CK however you would like to be involved, as much or as little as it is all your choice. Volunteers welcomed as equals at any role/level. Individual communities & neighbourhoods make the plans and decisions for their area.

Anything and everything you would like to share or for Captains/Volunteers to know.

Drop Off Locations


Depot location


Glad Tidings Church 


Bothwell Fire Hall 

Cedar Springs


Charing Cross



Holy Trinity church 

Chatham Dropoff locations 

Light house Dental, Marcos food, walmart 




will be taken to Kinsmen Hall – Erie Street North Merlin


Old Dresden Casino 


Word of Life Church, Blenheim

Highgate, Duart, Muirkirk

Grave diggerz

Merlin/South Buxton 

Kinsmen Hall – Erie Street North Merlin

Mitchell’s Bay

Mitchell’s Bay Marina (3 allen road)

North Buxton 

North Buxton Community Park

North Harwich 

Rushes and mckays corner


Ridgetown Scout Hut 


Bayview market drop off location then taking to ridgetown 


Sertoma Hall 


Ashley’s Place 


St Vincent de Paul and the clubhouse

Important Dates:

Present – Nov 18: find everyone that wants to volunteer and participate and begin finding all those in need in our community to benefit from this food and gift drive.

NOV 19 – COMMUNITY COLLECTION DAY put any gift that you feel called to on your front step before 12 noon and someone from our collection crew will pick it up to help get it into the hands of someone who needs it.

Nov 20 – Dec 25 – Get the gifts in the right hands. The collection belongs to all of us, who do you know that will only accept it from you?
The Gift is the community and is run by the community, there is no hierarchy or selection process, therefore everyone selects their own roles. Create your own role or select from below:

Community Captain – Organize and facilitate the volunteers in your community with other captains. It’s a team, even if you just have one skill to bring to them. Each area has full discretion over all decisions. It’s up to your community to decide what it does with the collection .

Volunteer – Pick up November 19, spread the word, make a TikTok challenge, help sort the collection, paint signs, do The Gift dance etc. anything your heart calls you – this is your role, you do it your way, no permission needed!

Donate – Put any gift on your front porch on Nov 19. Non-perishable food item, toys, books, socks, sudoku for a senior, gift card for a haircut voucher to support local businesses, coupon for a free snow shoveling etc.

Spread the word – Let your friends, family, coworkers, neighbours know the Gift is happening. Remind them to leave a gift on the porch on November 19th. Share on social media. Follow The Gift on social media accounts. Tell the world about how excited you are for November 19th!

Receive – If you need it and would like to benefit from the Gift, get in touch with us and we will ensure you don’t miss out.

Distribute – The many amazing organizations within CK simply can’t find everyone; how can the community fill in the gaps? Do you know someone in your circle that will only trust you to help them in receiving gifts, who do you see that needs help, do you know a way that you can help, let us know and we will do what we can to help you help others? If you know of someone who could use help but you aren’t sure how to help them, let us help you with the Gift sensitivity specialists to reach out to them. Together we will figure out a way.

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