We are now accepting online donation application forms. We recognize that the need in our community is great and expect that the demands for funding will surpass our budgetary resources. We will do our best to prioritize applications based on basic essential needs related to food and shelter. Not all applications will be funded, despite their merit.
SEE YOUR DONATION IN ACTION
We support local organizations in your community:
Since 1976 over $5.9 MILLION has been distributed to local organizations in the Hamilton/Burlington area.
Ways you can help donate:
Donate by Text:
Simply text DONATE to 30333 to make a contribution (donation will appear on your monthly cellular bill)
Donate to The Children’s Fund online via PayPal. The choice is yours, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Debit.
No membership required to donate, it is optional.
At the Bank:
Donate to The Children’s Fund at any Hamilton area Tandia.
- Hamilton – 75 James St South & 990 Upper Wentworth St.
- Ancaster – 21 Stone Church Road
- Stoney Creek – 975 Queenston Road
- Burlington – 3455 Fairview Street
- Brantford – 25-27 King George St
THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF HOPE
The annual Children’s Fund Christmas Tree Of Hope was founded in 1976 to bring hope to kids and families struggling through the holiday season.
The campaign now serves as the primary fundraising mechanism for the Children’s Fund. Official “Christmas Tree Of Hope” trees are lit in Gore Park Hamilton and Burlington as symbols of our efforts during the Christmas season.
Other activities include our:
- Annual Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting at Gore Park in Hamilton (Virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19)
- “Blitz Day Radiothon” on 900 CHML, Y108, and Energy 95.3
- “Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck” Toy Drive
OPERATION SANTA CLAUS
For 50 years, Jimmy and Susan Lomax made Christmas a reality for thousands of Hamilton and Burlington residents in need.
In 2010, the Children’s Fund took over stewardship and will continue the tradition of “Operation Santa Claus” in Hamilton/Burlington and is one of Canada’s largest Toy Drives.