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The Gift of Christmas
Toy Drive

4,000 children are counting on you to make their Christmas wishes come true.
The Gift of Christmas is more than presents under the tree, it’s a chance for us to tell the most vulnerable children in our community that they are loved, that they matter and that someone is thinking of them.

Did You Know?

We receive the fewest toy donations for kids ages 10 to 12.
Please consider donating a new, unwrapped gift for them this Christmas season!

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About
The Gift of Christmas

At CityKidz, the Gift of Christmas is our expression of faith, hope, and love through thoughtful presents and a Christmas celebration for all the children in our CityKidz community.

How it works:

  1. CityKidz children submit wish lists with their most hoped-for toys
  2. The greater Hamilton community comes together to collect and donate brand new toys for children in needs ages 0-12
  3. Hundreds of volunteers personally select, wrap and deliver the perfect gift to every CityKidz child and sibling in time for Christmas
  4. Children gather at CityKidz for a hot meal and an interactive Christmas party with friends
  5. Christmas wishes come true for precious children across the city

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How You Can Help

With your help, Christmas will be merry and bright for thousands of girls and boys!

Donate a Toy

CityKidz accepts new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0 to 12.

Our Toy Drive runs until Thursday, December 19th. We encourage you to drop off your gift as early as possible to help give our staff and volunteers the time to select, wrap and deliver the perfect gift to every child on our list in time for Christmas.

Not sure what to buy? Check out this wish list with our kids’ top toy requests.

You can drop off your gift(s) at:
The CityKidz Toy Store
601 Burlington St. E. Unit A
Hamilton, ON, L8L 4J5 (View Map)

Toy Store Hours:
December 2nd to 6th: 9am to 6pm
December 9th to 13th: 9am to 9pm
December 16th to 18th: 9am to 9pm
December 19th: 9am to 12pm

One of our 12 official drop-off locations across the city:
Hamilton Police
Hamilton Paramedic Service
YesTV
Canadian Tire
KX 94.7

Did you know: We receive the fewest toy donations for kids ages 10 to 12.
Please consider donating a new, unwrapped gift for them this Christmas season!

*Unfortunately, CityKidz is unable to accept clothing or food donations. However Mission Services, The Wesley Centre, Good Shepherd Centre and the Hamilton Dream Center are all great local organizations that would happily accept these donations.

Host a Toy Drive

Get together with your family, friends or coworkers to harness the generosity of your community to make Christmas wishes come true for dozens of children.

Contact us at toydrive@citykidz.ca or call 905-544-3996 x235 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you get started!

Donate

Donate online

or

Mail a cheque to our office:
601 Burlington St. E. Unit A
Hamilton, ON, L8L 4J5

Drop off a cheque or cash donation at our office:
601 Burlington St. E. Unit A
Hamilton, ON, L8L 4J5 (View Map)

Call our office:
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4:30pm
905-544-3996

Tax receipts:
We can provide tax receipts for all donations $10 and over as long as you provide your full contact information and original proof of purchase.

If you wish to donate an item, you may also receive a tax receipt, however we require the original proof of purcase (receipt) for the item. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer tax receipts for toy donations made at our drop-off locations.
We are only able to offer tax receipts for toy donations made directly at CityKidz.

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