Leave no tree empty.

You can help put something special under every child’s tree this Christmas.

Christmas means so much to a child. It’s a time of miracles, celebration, and wonder. But for many CityKidz families, it’s often a time of stress and dismay as tight budgets collide with children’s hopeful hearts.

You can make sure every child and every family feels the joy and magic of the Christmas season. With your support, faith, hope and love can fill our kids’ homes, not tension or disappointment. You can help show every child that dreams can come true.

$50 will help us brighten a child’s Christmas with:

A thoughtfully selected, carefully wrapped and personally delivered gift

An invitation to attend our CityKidz Christmas party with a tasty Christmas lunch

A grocery gift card for every family for an extra-special, worry-free Christmas party

Little white boy wearing Santa hat and bear while eating cookies and milk

Makes the season merry and bright for a CityKidz child.

Delivers the Gift of Christmas to two CityKidz children.

Brings faith, hope and love into the homes of four children this season.

But even more important than the toys, trinkets and food your donation will provide, your gift will show vulnerable children – and their families – that they are seen, known and loved during what is often a difficult time of year. Your gift will tell them that they matter and that someone is thinking of them. 

More Ways to Help

You can make this the happiest season for all Ottawa children. 

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 Wendy Turpin at 613-796-3063 or by email and she’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, CityKidz is unable to accept food, clothing, and household donations. However, there are many great local organizations that would happily accept these donations.

Any financial donations that are designated for Christmas are used to fund our Gift of Christmas campaign. Even though we receive many donated toys, we often fall short on certain toys and gifts for certain age groups and need to purchase them. There are several other expenses that go along with the campaign including a Christmas meal and parties for all our kids.

If financial donations exceed the campaign goal, funds will be directed to the next greatest need at CityKidz.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers!

To learn about monthly giving at CityKidz, email Wendy Turpin or 613-796-3063.

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