Give to Holiday Helpers, and Brighten Futures!

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians think Christmas giving has become too commercial?

Over the past 20 Years Holiday Helpers has raised $1.7 million directly benefitting deserving low-income families across the GTA. This is your chance to make Christmas matter in a child’s life. This is your chance to make another family feel loved.

We accept donations in 2 Easy Ways :

1. Pick an option that matches your budget:

Winter Coat - $50

Christmas Dinner - $125

Dinner & Sparkly Tree - $225

(Includes a gift card for a Christmas Dinner, an artificial tree with trimmings and decorations)

The Christmas Morning - $350

(Put warm winter clothing and presents under a tree for a single mother and 2 kids)

The Full Christmas Experience - $575

(Christmas dinner, an artificial tree with trimmings, decorations, warm winter clothing and presents from Santa for a single mother and 2 kids)

Donate any amount

Mailing a cheque is more your style?
Cheques are payable to: Holiday Helpers Canada

Mailing Address:
5407 Eglington Ave West, Suite 201,
Toronto, M9C 5K9

Not sure what size family you'd like to support, please contact us at

2. Donation Drives

Rally your group to collect items that will be added to the Christmas packages and distributed among the families. We accept ONLY UN-USED gifts and items.

You can donate:

  • toys for babies & toddlers
  • winter boots/shoes for parents, kids & teens
  • household items to assist in poverty relief
  • pampering & make up items for mommy and teens

(Please refer to our detailed list)

We're always looking for specialized drives like a "Diaper and Baby Drive" or a "Pre-teen and Teen Drive". When you register, a volunteer will contact you to confirm the type of donation drive you prefer hosting.

2017 Donation Deadlines:

  • We accept monetary donations all year long
  • Donation Drive Registrations close on November 24th 
  • Donation drives must be received from December 4th to the 6th . Drop off locations will be posted here by November 1st

Read the Fine Print:
Please understand that Holiday Helpers is a small charity and is unable to pick-up presents from every wish list sponsor and Donation Drive. If you are able to bring the presents to one of our drop-off locations, we would truly appreciate it! If you are unable to drop-off the items at one of our drop-off locations by the deadline, please email to make alternative arrangements. We will have our drop-off locations confirmed by November 1.

Brighten Christmas for 500 Families this Christmas!

My words may not be enough to express how THANKFUL, GRATEFUL and HAPPY our family was last Christmas, 2015. We can feel that every gift has been put together with so much love and thoughtfulness. I cannot help but hold my tears, but the tears of joy are flowing.
- from Edgar

If you're part of a corporate group, please visit our Corporate Giving page for more information.