Your support helps fund Christmas programs

We celebrate God’s greatest gift at Christmas. Your donations ensure disadvantaged Catholic children, youth and families can do the same by giving families food, clothing and gifts at Christmas.


Since 2020, thousands of families have received a better Christmas thanks to your support of our annual Adopt-a-Family program.

Donors purchase gifts after being matched with a family served by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.

A huge thank you to the individuals, companies, communities, churches and schools for their generous contributions of this program.

Christmas Donations

To help a Catholic family going through a difficult time at Christmas, you can make an online donation or drop off toys and other gifts by December 9th at 2206 Eglinton Ave E., Toronto, ON.

You can donate new and unwrapped toys, clothing and other household items families need.

Or you can make a financial donation online that we will pool together to buy gift cards and other gift items.

Get answers to your questions about Christmas programs

Unfortunately, no. We request that all gifts be new.

Donated gifts are eligible for a charitable receipt under specific circumstances. Receipts for purchased gifts are received and verified. Click here to download the charitable tax receipt form and instruction sheet.

We recommend donating online (Please select ‘Gift Cards’ under the donation designation) that we can pool together to buy gift cards in bulk.

We provide new toys and other gifts for children 0-12. We are always in need of Brown and Black dolls and action figures for both boys and girls. We discourage toy guns or other toys which promote violence. 

We request that donations be dropped off no later than December 9. This is to allow our staff to deliver the gifts to the families before Christmas day.  

Drop-off location is at 2206 Eglinton Ave. East, Scarborough M1L 4S7. Click here for a map.

Drop-off schedule will be posted in November.

Please do not wrap gifts.  It is best to put each child’s gift into a large gift bag or supply the gift wrap for parents to wrap their children’s presents.  Gift wrap and gift bags are always welcome; we never have enough.

CCAS staff delivery the gifts to their assigned families and children. We are committed to ensuring that all gifts are delivered to the family in time for the Christmas holiday. 

Unfortunately, due to confidentiality and privacy laws, this is not possible. 

If you are participating to the Adopt-A-Family Program, every effort will be made to have a thank you card for every donor.

If you are participating to the Christmas Donations Program, due to the way in which toys and other gifts are distributed to children and youth, this is not possible. Families understand the gifts are donated and always are very grateful. 

You can send us an email at and we would be happy to reach out to you.

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