Hello Friends and Welcome to Operation Christmas Cheer!
Operation Christmas Cheer is only possible because of the compassion and generosity of many different unions businesses and individual efforts from all across the province. It is an annual, worthwhile cause that brings a lot of happiness to union families facing adversity during the Holidays.
OCC'S only mandate it to deliver grass roots support and cheer to every single picket-line throughout Ontario over the Holidays.
Every Year We Have ONE Mission..
Make sure every Sister and Brother walking a picket-line in Ontario receives Christmas Food Hampers packed with everything they need for a family Christmas dinner, grocery gift cards to buy what they need, TOYS for every child and lot's good will and solidarity to help lift spirits and cheer them on. ONE. DAY. LONGER!
Everyone fighting for their rights on a picket-line deserves to know that they are not forgotten and that all of organized labour is cheering them on! This is what Operation Christmas Cheer does. We do it because we can, because it's true meaning solidarity it's grass-roots support that directly benefits our Sisters & Brothers on strike or lockout over the Holidays. We are able to deliver much needed cheer because of supporters like You! Thank-You for all your support and for helping to make Christmas a little brighter for so many in need ❤️
"Picket-line solidarity is one of the foundations of trade unionism where the smallest acts of kindness, encouragement, and support give members the strength needed to continue the fight for a fair settlement. Be Union – Buy Union – Support Union!"
Cas Robinson - Founder OCC
Public Relations AIL in Canada
Secretary Treasurer Unifor Local 247
Over 8,344 Union Members Have Received Cheer!
For the past 18 years, all Ontario families facing hardship over the Holidays due to strike/lockout have received...
Grocery Gift Cards From Unionized Grocery Store
Christmas Food Hampers
Toys For Every Child
Extra Gift Cards For Members
Solidarity, Support & Words of Encouragement
Annually, hundreds of locals, committees, organizations and individuals step-up and donate making sure NO union family goes without over the Holidays.
Our annual food and toy collection campaign is active November and December. We start by collecting one can of food, one toy or one dollar at a time donated in solidarity support by organized labour. Our volunteers campaign on behalf of these union families in hardship right up until Christmas Eve. Without your generous support, Operation Christmas Cheer would not be possible - Thank-You!
LB of FOOD
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHEER
RAISED as of December 7, 2023
OCC's annual fundraising graph will be updated daily right up until Christmas Eve - Check back often and follow our journey as we travel to all Ontario picket-lines this holiday season!
December 2023 - ON STRIKE and LOCK OUT
CUPE Local 1470 - Matheson
COPE Local 343 - Toronto
USW Local 13571 - Vaughan