Becoming a Holiday Angel is a uniquely rewarding experience. During the months of November and December, the Holiday Angel Program matches donors with client families on a one-time basis. Our client families provide a wish list, which includes items such as clothing, kitchen wares, toys, and gift cards for groceries. The recipients range from single person families to households of up to ten people; many are newcomers to Canada and all are facing multiple challenges. New Circles can accommodate requests for specific families or family sizes. The Holiday Angel program is an anonymous gift giving program. However, in the spirit of breaking down barriers, we encourage donors to include a personal note or photo when preparing the holiday packages for the recipients.
Last year, Holiday Angel gifts reached 173 households in the community.
Our Holiday Angels come in all shapes and sizes; individuals, families, school groups, clubs and corporations all participate to help families through the winter season.
How Can I Become a Holiday Angel?
Registration is for 2017 donors is now full! Thank you to everyone who signed up as a donor this year; recipient profiles will be sent out to registered donors in early November.
The Donor Guidelines & FAQ provide important information to help you with planning your gifts and shopping, as well as a sample budget that outlines the cost of supporting a family through Holiday Angel. If you have any further questions, contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-422-2591 ext. 201.
Your donation means a lot to us in starting a new [life] in Canada…It is like watering a plant. This watering will nurture a small plant into a fruitful tree, which will grow to serve society and bring positive changes, as well.
-Holiday Angel Recipient