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Join the Caring and Sharing Exchange at the fundraising events that are held throughout the year! Your participation can have an impact on the life of Ottawa residents who are going through difficult times.

Running on Empties | Month of December! 

Corporate teams pack hampers at Ottawa's Annual Hamper-Packing Day (2017)

For 33 years, we've partnered with The Beer Store in Ottawa for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year--Running on Empties! The money you help us raise goes directly to our food assistance program, helping feed families in need over the holidays!


THIS YEAR"S IN-PERSON EVENT IS CANCELLED, BUT for the month of December, Beer Stores across Ottawa will have a donation button at their cash registers. Simply return your empties to a Beer Store near you and ask to donate a portion of the funds to the Caring and Sharing Exchange's Christmas Exchange program!

To find a Beer Store location near you, visit The Beer Store's website >>

If you have any questions about running on empties, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you so much to The Beer Store for 32 years of partnership!  #RunningOnEmpties

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Christmas Cheer Breakfast (Virtual 1-Hour Fundraising Event) on Dec 4 | 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.


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Christmas Cheer is moving the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season online this year–but it’s going to be as joyful as ever as they invite everyone to join them in support of 21 local charities who need our help, including the Caring and Sharing Exchange!. Christmas Cheer has been supporting the Caring and Sharing Exchange for almost 70 years, and this year we need their support more than ever. So get your coffee and breakfast and tune in!

Hosts Graham Richardson and Patricia Boal along with the ever-entertaining Matt Skube will help make spirits bright throughout the breakfast and will welcome local celebrities and elected officials including Minister Lisa MacLeod, Mayor Jim Watson, members of City Council and Santa!





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