Holiday Hope

Help us put HOPE back into the Holiday Season!

On November 1st the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation will launch its annual Holiday Hope gift hamper program in support of 2,000 children across Durham region.  Each hamper will include an age-specific toy, an item of new clothing and a food voucher.  The hampers are distributed to over 700 families across Durham throughout December.

How can you help?

DCAF need individuals like you to sponsor a gift hamper for a child/youth in need.  We will provide you with the first name and age of the child or youth and also what their interests are to help you put the gift hamper together.

If you’re unable to put a hamper together, please consider a donation:

For example, $400 would provide a hamper for a family with two children.

Click here to make a monetary donation

As a general guideline we suggest $100-150 per child or youth as well as a $100 grocery gift card in order for them to purchase food for a holiday meal. 

During this very busy season, please know that by supporting our Holiday Hope program, you are demonstrating the true meaning of the holidays. If you would like to be matched with a family or youth living on their own or have any questions pertaining to our program, please contact