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 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 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 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 20, 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

 Gift cards: Subway, Shoppers, Walmart etc.
                    -  $10 250
                    -  $15 80
                     - $20
                    -  $25 and up

 Movie passes
 TTC tokens

 Men's belts - all sizes
 Men's wallets 150

 Men's hygiene products


 Portable phone chargers/power banks

 Journals/Agendas               250

 Chocolate bars/Christmas candy - nut free, no gum

Contact us

For individual donations, please contact:

Maydene Herman
Facilities Coordinator
(416) 204-7035


Meghan Halverson
Special Events Coordinator
(416) 204-7038

If you represent a company, please contact:

Christine Foisy-Monk
Associate Director, Development
Covenant House Toronto
(416) 204-7062

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