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2019 Holiday Program

Friday, October 25th, 2019

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton is the fundraising arm of the Halton Children’s Aid Society. Together, with you, our community Partners in Caring, we assist children, youth and families in need year round.

During the holidays, our goal is to brighten the holiday season by providing necessities and gifts to those who have been referred to our Holiday Program.

Here is how you can help.

Family Hampers

  • Gift cards for grocery stores and local malls, e.g. Walmart or other department stores, which allow families to purchase fresh food, warm clothing and footwear
  • Towels
  • Holiday stockings (filled with non-perishable treats)
  • Family ‘Fun Night Out’—movie passes, gift cards to restaurants, e.g., Swiss Chalet, Montana’s, Kelsey’s


  • Gift cards for local malls and department stores, which allow teens to select their own special item
  • Movie passes
  • Personal care products, e.g., lip balm, loofahs, make-up, shaving kits, hair gel
  • Teen Packs (available at Shopper’s Drug Mart)
  • Wallets and purses
  • Socks and slippers

Infants—0 to One Year of Age

  • Gift cards for local malls and department stores
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Clothing and blankets

Comfort Kits (children, teens or young adults who may be separated from their families)

Provide immediate needs and comforting items to help during difficult times of transition.

  • Soft blankets, pillows and pillow cases
  • Personal care products and toiletries
  • Duffle bags and back packs

Life Start Kits 

Provide youth transitioning to independent living with the items needed to start a home.

  • Towels, dish cloths and tea towels
  • Reusable food containers
  • Bed linens, blankets, shower curtains and shower curtain rings
  • Cutlery, cooking utensils, drinking glasses and mugs
  • Pots, pans, plates, bowls, kettles and carafes

General Items

  • Toys (for children aged 2 to 12)
  • Gift wrap, gift tags, gift bags, tissue paper, tape
  • Batteries

***Donation Drop-Off Information***

  • Please deliver NEW and UNWRAPPED donations to our office by December 11, 2019
  • For Gift Cards, please 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

Monthly donors are true Champions making an immediate, meaningful and lasting 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!