Thank You

for considering children, youth and families in need this holiday season

2017 Holiday Help Program


The Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton (CAFH) is the charitable arm of the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS). Together, with our ‘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 Help Program.

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

Toys, 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. A Comfort Kit provides immediate needs and comforting items to help during difficult times of transition. Pillows, soft blankets, pajamas, socks, personal care products (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and hair brushes) are a few things we suggest.

Family Comfort Hampers–Holiday Hampers are delivered to families who are not able to do their own shopping. We will provide you with a ‘wish list’ of specific items. Things to include–food and big box store gift cards We suggest $25 per person for food and approximately $50 to $75 for gifts for each member of the family.

New Clothing/Pajamas/Personal Hygiene Products (all ages and sizes)–Clothing such as socks, underwear, pajamas, mittens and hats. Toiletries and personal care/hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, deodorant, 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 linens, pillows, blankets, towels, cutlery, cooking utensils, dishcloths and pots/pans.

***Donation Drop-Off Information***

  • Please ensure all donations are NEW and UNWRAPPED
  • Donations must be received at our office by December 14, 2017
  • For gift cards, please clearly indicate the value on each card
  • Our office is located at 1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1 in Burlington, which is south of Mainway between Burloak Drive and Appleby Line
  • Our office hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Please consider becoming a ‘Partner in Caring’

To sustain programs and provide support all year long, we rely on financial donations from the community. Please consider making a contribution. We are especially grateful to individuals who sign up for monthly or annual gifts. Our monthly donors are true Community Champions making an immediate, lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of children and youth in need. For more information about financial donations, please contact Tina Blatchford, CAFH Executive Director at tblatchford@haltoncas.ca or 905.635.0707.

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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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