This Holiday Season- Be a Helping Hand

Since 2007, Squamish Helping Hands Society has been supporting those most in need in our community. The holidays are a great time to celebrate and to make everyone’s life a little bit brighter. Here are some easy ways that you can lend a helping hand.


Everyone deserves a special gift to open on Christmas morning. Putting together a gift box is a fun and easy way to share your holiday spirit. Make this a team activity by getting your family, friends, workplace or school involved.

Now the fun part—shopping! Put together a box of items that you think will be appreciated (shoebox size is perfect), wrap it, label it male, female or unisex.

Drop off your shoebox gifts between DECEMBER 17th and 23rd at:

Under One Roof
37871 Third Avenue

Please note that 75% of our participants are male. Here are some suggestions for gift items:

  • Socks
  • Hats and Gloves
  • Toiletries
  • Hygiene products
  • Gift Cards
  • Scratch and Wins
  • Special treats

We have many people who are artistic. They might love items to help them express their talents- e.g. paint and brushes, journals etc.


make a donation

Your donation means safety and a sense of home for people through:

  • Providing a listening ear
  • Helping people have a voice
  • Help accessing income assistance
  • Help accessing and receiving equitable medical care and mental health support
  • Accessing treatment for substance use
  • Pain management and clinical practitioners
  • Learning new skills
  • Opportunities to help others


Do you have an idea for a fund activity that you can share with our participants?

The sky's the limit, but here are some suggestions:

  • Cookie decorating
  • Making ornaments
  • Hosting a holiday movie night or sing-along
  • Leading caroling group
  • Upcycling objects into decorations
  • Gingerbread house construction


We'd love to hear your ideas! Contact Azfir, our Volunteer Coordinator:

Check out our other volunteer opportunities:

Donate new or gently used clothing for adults

  • warm socks
  • coats and jackets
  • mittens and gloves
  • boots and shoes
  • hats and toques
  • camping supplies
  • waterproof gear

Donations can be dropped off, during the month of December, at the following locations:

  1. Squamish Savings: 1325 Pemberton Ave
  2. Starbucks Coffee: 1200 Hunter Place
  3. Starbucks Coffee: 1816 Garibaldi Way
  4. Valhalla Pure: 1200 Hunter Place
  5. Blownaway Salon & Spa: 101-40775 Tantalus Road