Community Haul is a monthly subscription box designed to celebrate local businesses while pumping money back into the local economy. By helping you discover your local alternatives every month we hope that you will continue to shop and support local through all aspects of your life.
What the Haul?
Community Haul started in Nova Scotia in 2020 with the goal to help struggling local businesses during the pandemic. COVID has caused a health related economic recession that has had a major impact on both the local and global economy. Businesses, communities and families are working hard to stay connected while following new rules and restrictions.
Southern Ontario Community Haul is setting out to create a safe and fun way to support the local business community not only during these hard times but in the years to come. Community Haul is designed to forge connections, build community, and provide subscribers with the opportunity to explore local businesses- all from the safety (and comfort) of home.
We know that Southern Ontario local businesses need our support and we wanted to help you continue to discover and support local. Bringing Community Haul to our region was a no brainer!
Farmer’s markets and craft sales, weddings and charity bake sales- our community halls are a symbol of all things local. We wanted to bring a little bit of that directly to you, so we’ve transformed the community hall into a Community Haul.
We search far and wide to find high-quality local luxuries and unique products to share with our subscribers. Community Haul works exclusively with businesses in Southern Ontario to showcase the best of what our region has to offer.
If you are a vendor interested in partnering with us, please use our contact form to get in touch.
Community Haul has partnered with Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation and $5 from every box sold is donated to the vital support that they provide when patients need it most.
...And ruin the surprise? No way!
Our intention is to highlight and support local vendors from around the Southern Ontario area. We want to put the spotlight on the business, not the product. Each month, we will post stories about the upcoming vendors, but the specific items to be included will be a mystery.
The value in our boxes is supporting local businesses and Juravinski Cancer Centre. Our hope is that you find an alternate in one of your boxes to a big box store, where you can continue to support small business owners.
Each month subscribers receive 4-6 hand-picked items sourced from across Southern Ontario. Subscribers will know the names of featured vendors each month, but not the specific product being included in the monthly haul.
Subscribers can expect to receive items such as:
-Sweets, treats, jams, jellies, spices and sauces (oh my!).
-Soaps, suds, bath, and body products.
-Locally roasted coffees, and hand-warming teas.
-Artisan handicrafts bound to amaze.
*Please note that we are not a nut free box. Some months may contain items with nuts, or produced in a "not nut-free" facility.
No. While not every box will contain an item with nuts or other allergens. We can not guarantee allergen free boxes.
It’s easy, peasey, lemon-squeezie. A few clicks and it’s done! Sign-up now.
We offer the one-time Mystery box, which consist of items from past boxes. If you looking for future products but are not ready to commit for the full year you can pick the month by month commitment level. This allows you to cancel your subscription at any time.
If you require further assistance our awesome Customer Service Staff will be happy to help. Reach out to us HERE to start the process.
When you subscribe, you do not have to make an account. If you are having trouble getting into your account, this may be the reason. For help, please contact us HERE
Yes. You will be charged HST on your purchase.
If you’ve accidentally entered the wrong information, or you’ve received a new credit card, don’t fret! It’s an easy fix. Login to our customer management portal HERE to change or update your billing information.
If you require assistance with your subscription, please email us at customer service and we’d be happy to help!
Yes. We charge a flat rate of $12 +tax to ship within Ontario and a flat rate of $15+tax to ship anywhere else in Canada. This charge is in addition to your monthly subscription fee.
If you are hoping to buy a subscription and live outside of Canada we can make special arrangements to get the box to you. Get in touch with us HERE to figure it out.
Boxes ship/delivery between the 15th-25th. This allows time for our merchants to ship the items to us. Shipping times may vary based on your location and the shipping volumes.
Absolutely! If you would like a personalized note inside the Mystery box or subscription you purchased as a gift, please reach out to us HERE. We will print your message and include it inside the box.
As soon as packaging is complete and shipping labels are printed you will receive an email with your tracking information from the shipping provider.
We are really disappointed to hear there’s a problem with your order. We want to do whatever we can to fix it. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team HERE to begin the resolution process.
Who do I contact about becoming a vendor for Southern Ontario Community Haul?
If you are a vendor interested in partnering with us please fill our Contact form HERE for more information.