THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF HOPE
The annual Children’s Fund Christmas Tree Of Hope was founded in 1976 to bring hope to kids and families struggling through the holiday season.
The campaign now serves as the primary fundraising mechanism for the Children’s Fund. Official “Christmas Tree Of Hope” trees are lit in Gore Park Hamilton, Aldershot and Burlington as symbols of our efforts during the Christmas season.
Other activities include our:
- Annual Christmas Concert at Gore Park in Hamilton
- “Blitz Day Radiothon” on AM900 CHML, Y108, and 953 Fresh Radio
- “Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck” toy drive
…and various other fundraising activities!
OPERATION SANTA CLAUS
For 50 years, Jimmy and Susan Lomax made Christmas a reality for thousands of Hamilton and Burlington residents in need.
In 2010, the Children’s Fund took over stewardship and will continue the tradition of “Operation Santa Claus” in Hamilton/Burlington and is one of Canada’s largest Toy Drives.
SEE YOUR DONATION IN ACTION.
We support local organizations in your community:
Since 1976 over $5 MILLION has been
distributed to local organizations in
the Hamilton/Burlington area.
Jeff Storey, President: 905-521-2325
Justin Glover: 905-521-2310
Charity Number: Registered Charity #11922 2578 RR0001
Ways you can help donate:
At the Bank
Donate to The Children’s Fund at any Hamilton area Tandia.
- Hamilton – 75 James St South & 990 Upper Wentworth St.
- Ancaster – 21 Stone Church Road
- Stoney Creek – 975 Queenston Road
- Burlington – 3455 Fairview Street
- Brantford – 25-27 King George St
Donate to The Children’s Fund in person at the CHML/Y108/953 Fresh Radio Studios (875 Main Street West; Hamilton), or wherever you see us on location.
We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard or American Express
New, Unwrapped Toys
3 cent a Litre Day
Donate to the CHML/Y108/953 Fresh Radio Children’s Fund at participating Pioneer Energy locations in December and 3 cents a litre will be donated to The Children’s Fund.
Apply For Funds
All monies raised through the The Childrens Fund are distributed locally. A volunteer board administers donations monthly based on requests made to the Fund.
Since 1976, over $5 million has been distributed to local organizations. Past and present recipients include:
|Afro Canadian Caribbean Association|
|Ancaster Community Services|
|Autism of Ontario: Hamilton Chapter|
|Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton|
|Breakfast With Santa|
|Cathedral High School|
|Catholic Childrens Aid Society of Hamilton|
|Catholic Family Services of Hamilton|
|Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)|
|Childrens Aid Foundation of Halton|
|Childrens Aid Society of Hamilton|
|Delta Secondary School|
|Don Quixote Co-op|
|Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice|
|Essential Aid & Family Services of Ontario|
|Fit Active Beautiful Foundation (FAB)|
|Hamilton & District Extend-a-Family|
|Hamilton Outreach Services|
|HFA Varsity Hurricanes Football|
|Imagine in the Park|
|Interval House of Hamilton|
|John Howard Society|
|Joyce Rattray Christmas|
|Kid Quest Camp|
|Liberty For Youth|
|Living Rock Ministries|
|Lynwood Charlton Centre|
|McMaster Athletes Care|
|McMaster Childrens Hosipital Foundation|
|Neighbour to Neighbour|
|Niwasa Aborginal Education Programs|
|Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)|
|Robert Land Community Association|
|Wesley Urban Ministries|