Help put hope back into the Holiday Season!
Each year through the Holiday Hope program, DCAF provides gift hampers to over a thousand children and youth across Durham Region. Each hamper includes appropriate toys, an item of new clothing, books and a grocery gift card. Hampers are distributed to over 500 families across Durham region in December. Holiday Hope ensures that children and youth have a reason to celebrate the season. Celebrations are very common during this time of year. Help to ensure that No Child Shall Be Left Behind.
How can you help?
You are invited to sponsor a gift hamper for a child or youth in need. DCAF provides a wish list to help put the gift hamper together. You can participate on your own or with your family. Consider sponsoring a few families as a staff event in lieu of a gift exchange! Thanks to businesses that support Holiday Hope.
If you are unable to put a hamper together yourself, please consider a donation:
For example, $400 would provide a hamper for a family with two children.
As a general guideline, DCAF suggests that $100-150 be contributed per child or youth. A $100 grocery gift card is also recommended. The gift card will help the family purchase food for a festive holiday meal. All eligible contributions are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
During the busy holiday season, know that by supporting the Holiday Hope program, you are demonstrating the true meaning of the holidays. For additional information or to be matched with a family or youth living on their own, please contact: Leslie McLean, Signature Programs Manager email@example.com
Thank you for Giving Hope to children and youth living in vulnerable situations. Together with your support, we are ensuring that No Child Shall Be Left Behind during the Holiday Season.