2018 Holiday Program

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton (CAFH) is the fundraising arm of the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS). Together, with you, our community ‘Partners in Caring,’ we assist children, youth and families who are experiencing serious challenges. Our goal is to brighten the holiday season by providing necessities and gifts to those who have been referred to our Holiday Program.

Together, we can do it. Keep reading for a few ways you can assist!

Gift Cards for Teens–Gift cards allow teens to purchase items they really want or need; there is no guesswork. We suggest the following gift card ideas–local malls and department stores, clothing stores such as American Eagle, Boathouse, Bluenotes, Garage and/or electronics and movies passes (always a hit).

Toy Drives, Games, Puzzles and Crafts for All Ages–We also need festive stockings, gift wrap, gift bags, tissue paper and gift tags.

Comfort Kits (all ages)–Infants, children, teens and young adults may be separated from their families, for a short or extended period of time, while healing occurs. Comfort Kits provide immediate needs and comforting items to help during difficult times of transition. Pillows, soft blankets, pajamas, socks and personal care products (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and hairbrushes) are a few things we suggest.

Family Comfort Hampers–Family Comfort Hampers are delivered to families who are unable to do their own shopping. We provide you with a ‘wish list’ of specific items for food and big box store gift cards. We suggest $50 per person for food and approximately $50 to $75 for gifts for each family member.

New Clothing/Pajamas/Personal Hygiene Products (all ages and sizes)–Socks, underwear, pajamas, mittens and hats, toiletries and personal care/hygiene products (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, deodorant and lotions). 

Life Start Kits–Youth and young adults transitioning out of foster/group homes into independent living require the necessary items for setting up a home—bed linen, pillows, blankets, towels, cutlery, cooking utensils, dishcloths and pots/pans.

***Donation Drop-Off Information***

  • Please ensure all donations are NEW and UNWRAPPED
  • Please deliver donations to our office by December 14, 2018
  • Gift cards, please clearly indicate the value on each card
  • Office location–1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1, Burlington, which is south of Mainway between Burloak Drive and Appleby Line
  • Office Hours–Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact Lisa Janssen, Partnership and Program Development, ljanssen@haltoncas.ca or 905.635.0724.

Become a Year-round ‘Partner in Caring’

To sustain programs and provide support year-found, we rely on financial donations from the community. Please consider monthly or annual gifts. Monthly donors are true Community Champions making an immediate, lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of children and youth in need.

Thank you for wanting to provide comfort and considering the children, youth and families in need this holiday season!

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Burlington Office 1445 Norjohn Court Burlington, ON L7L 0E6
Milton Office 325 Main Street East Milton, ON L9T 1P5
Toll Free: 866.607.KIDS (5437) Phone: 905.333.4441 Fax: 905.333.1844 TTY: 711 (TTY to Voice)
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