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. With your donation, you will help us provide the youth with the essential items they need.

We have limited staff resources and storage, so we do not have the resources to accept and process used clothing, with the exception of gently used winter coats.

To view our Christmas Wish Form and for more information, click here.

Please complete the form on the back of the wish list, submit it by email and provide us with a copy when delivering your items.

Wish List

This Christmas, we will prepare 300 backpacks of gifts for our youth. Sixty five per cent of our youth are male and 35 per cent are female between the ages 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.

 Items  Required
 Gift cards: Subway, Shoppers, Walmart etc.
                    -  $5 250
                    -  $10 80
                     - $15
                    -  $20
 TTC tokens
 Men's belts - large to extra-large sizes
 Men's pajamas - large to extra-large sizes
 Men's sweatshirts/hoodies - large to extra-large sizes
 Men's boxer briefs - medium to extra-large sizes
 Men's terry cloth slippers
 Hygiene supplies - travel sizes are great
      -Liquid body wash and facecloths
      -Hair products for Black youth
 Portable chargers/power banks
 Agendas/journals  300
 Christmas candy (Wrapped and nut-free only)

Please drop off your items at our McGill site.

21 McGill St., Toronto, ON M5B 1H3

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m to 10 p.m.

  • Please do not pre-package your donations into individual gifts for our kids. We will divide the donations we receive evenly among the youth.
  • Email a copy of this form to so we know what to expect, and include a copy when you deliver.
  • Items should be delivered in a sealed box or envelope addressed to Chelsea Riddell with a copy of this form enclosed.
  • Please do not include cash. Any cash donations must be delivered to our receptionist at 20 Gerrard St. E. address. 

Please be advised, we do not issue tax receipts for donations of items.

Contact us

For individual donations, please contact:

Meghan Halverson
Events Coordinator

If you represent a company, please contact:

Susan Westbrook
Development Manager

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