Christmas Wish List

During this time of year, we rely on cash donations to fund our food, shelter, medical care, as well as the life skills, education and employment programming that kids need to move forward. We are also grateful to thoughtful donors who wish to brighten our kids' season with new items that bring holiday cheer.

Every year, we fill backpacks with gifts for the youth staying with us over the Christmas season. We balance the bags carefully to ensure that the offerings are appropriate and nearly identical.

Every Christmas, we prepare 225 backpacks of new gifts for our youth. Seventy (70%) percent of our youth are male and 30% female between the ages of 16 and 24. However, since we receive more items for our girls throughout the year, we have a much greater need for items for our boys this season.

We divide the donations we receive evenly among our kids. If you are unable to provide us with the full quantities below, please donate any number of new items as we will add it to other donated items. Please leave all donations unwrapped and please do not pre-package your donations into individual gifts for our kids.

Please contact staff to discuss your items and arrange a time with our staff for you to drop them off by December 19, 2017.

Wish List

This Christmas, we anticipate requiring 225 gift bags for our youth. Other gifts that promote Christmas cheer are also appreciated. Here are the items we need to supplement what we have already received.

 Items  Required  Donated Pledged
200 200

 Gift cards: Subway, Shoppers, Walmart etc.
                    -  $10 250 250

                    -  $15 80 84
                     - $20
80 80
                    -  $25 and up
 Movie passes
 225 35
 TTC tokens

 Men's belts - all sizes
 150  150  
 Men's wallets 150
 Men's hygiene products
 Portable phone chargers/power banks
 Journals/Agendas               250
 Chocolate bars/Christmas candy - nut free, no gum
1000 1000

Contact us

For individual donations, please contact:

Maydene Herman
Facilities Coordinator
(416) 204-7035

If you represent a company, please contact:

Meghan Halverson
Special Events Coordinator
(416) 204-7038

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