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Holiday Hope

Help us 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 for the family.  These hampers are distributed to over 500 families across Durham region throughout December.   

How can you help?

DCAF need individuals like you to sponsor a gift hamper for a child or youth in need.  We will provide you with a wish list to help put the gift hamper together.  Consider sponsoring a family as a staff event in lieu of a gift exchange!

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 $100-150 per child or youth as well as a $100 grocery gift card in order for the family to purchase food for a festive holiday meal. 

During the busy holiday season, please 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

Thank you for ensuring that No Child Shall be Left Behind during the Holiday Season. 

Durham Children's Aid Foundation is committed to bringing people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for children and youth, and to help them reach their full potential.

Support Our Children

By supporting the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) you can help turn hope into reality, challenge into triumph and adversity into opportunity for over 2500 children, youth and their families.

There are many ways you can help to make a profound impact and change the life of a child. Your gift will help to ensure that No Child Shall Be Left Behind.

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We Want to Thank Our Supporters

Durham Children’s Aid Foundations is pleased to acknowledge the commitment and ongoing support of our Innovators, Champions, Partners, Mentors and Donors who help to ensure that No Child Shall Be Left Behind.