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How you can get involved in the Holiday Gift Program


OTTAWA - As the festive season approaches, we have once again started planning our annual Holiday Gift Program. There are several ways to contribute to the program, all of which make a difference in the lives of children and families here in Ottawa. 

Family Sponsorship Program

The Family Sponsorship Program provides children and families in financial need with support during the holiday season. Donors are given the profile of a whole family to ensure they have everything they need for a memorable celebration. Information about the family is provided in a non-identifying manner, but provides the donor with a good idea of family members and their individual needs. Information provided includes the children’s wish list, children’s clothing & shoe size, any food allergies or restrictions, and their nearest supermarket for gift certificates. 

Angel Tree Program

Alternatively, some donors choose to set up an Angel Tree at their workplace and gather individual toys for children. This is a great way to give staff members and colleagues the opportunity to give back during the holiday season. We provide donors with a list of children's ages and preferences to complete the Angel Tree. 

Monetary Donation

It is also possible to make a monetary donation to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa, which will be used to buy gift cards for food and household items for the families that are not sponsored. To make a monetary donation, click here. Please select Holiday Gift Program from the drop down menu.

All of this information and more can be found in our Holiday Gift Program Sponsorship Package. To find out more, click here!