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Holiday Gift Program

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It’s been over 60 years since CMHA Toronto began the Holiday Gift Program for those living with mental health issues who are isolated during the holidays. After all these years we continue to buy gifts, have hundreds of volunteers put them together with care, and send front-line workers to deliver them to those in need. Decades later we are still making a difference in people’s lives by warming their hearts at the time of year they need it most. After all these years, however, the need is still there.

With your support the Holiday Gift Program will reach more individuals this year who are in need of kindness during the holidays.

This year we have expanded our program and will be delivering 6087 gifts to Torontonians as well as 351 gifts for children. We now partner with three dozen other Toronto mental health agencies, enabling us to provide a helping hand to the homeless, children, women being sheltered from violence, recent immigrants and other at-risk individuals and families.

Donate Now and share the warm-heartedness you feel during the holiday season

Every $10 buys a gift package (valued at nearly $25) for an individual or their child, including necessities like soap and personal care items, and a little something special. A case worker from CMHA Toronto or one of our partnering agencies will bring the gifts during a visit or hand them out at a client holiday celebration. A donation of $500 will warm the hearts of 50 people this holiday season, providing all this for the individuals we serve, some are whom are homeless, recent immigrants, children and at-risk due to mental health problems.

With your donation we’re ready to do our work. We’ve already had hundreds of helpful Bank of Montreal volunteers put the packages together and caring our staff will make the deliveries. This means that every dollar you donate goes directly towards the cost of the gifts. All that is left is to tell our clients that generous people across Toronto, like yourself, have thoughtfully provided gifts…and hope.

Here are some ways you can give:

Donate Online

  • Mail us a cheque:

CMHA Toronto
700 Lawrence Ave W. #480
Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
(write HGP on the note line)

  • Call789.7957 x 3147
  • In Honourof someone special (family, friends, or employer). We’ll send them a seasonal greeting card letting them know that a Holiday Gift has been given in their honour.
  • Donate online

For more information email or call us at 416.789.7957.

Thank you for lending a hand and warming hearts this holiday season!

 *Upon achieving our campaign goal, any additional funds will be put towards the area of greatest need amongst CMHA Toronto programs.