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Angel Tree

We’re sure you’ll agree that some of the fondest childhood memories come from celebrations with family and friends.  Gathering for a meal, the feeling of excitement in anticipation of Santa, and the surprises on Christmas morning all make up the magic of the holidays. 


About the HSCA Angel Tree


Get ready to be a part of something truly special with The Children's Foundation as we kick off our annual Angel Tree program for our HSCA family.


This festive season, we are thrilled to offer Christmas packages, each valued at around $125 per child, filled with delightful toys, cozy pajamas, and a generous gift card if permits.


At the heart of this program lies the incredible generosity of our donors and communities. As we embark on this heartwarming journey, the level of support we can provide will be determined by the success of our fundraising efforts. Rest assured, we are committed to doing everything we can to make children's wish lists come true and bring boundless joy on Christmas morning.


Join us in making a difference this Christmas by spreading the magic to children associated with Highland Shores Children's Aid during these challenging times for their families. Together, let's create unforgettable Christmas memories and ensure the enchantment of the season touches every child's heart.

For further information, on how you can apply for your HSCA family please contact

Donate to the HSCA Angel Tree Christmas Program


Are you looking to spread some joy this Christmas? Discover how your donation can make a meaningful impact on the HSCA Angel Tree Christmas Program.


Ways you can help


1. Monetary Donation.  Your contribution will enable the purchase of essential items and gifts for children in need.  With a budget of approximately $100-$125 per child, any amount is helpful and will ensure that every child who is registered for assistance has a gift on Christmas morning.   Your cash donation qualifies for a charitable tax receipt in the full amount. Donate here (button using the link directly below)

2. Host a Toy or Gift Card Drive. We welcome donations of new, unwrapped toys or can use gift cards to purchase toys on your behalf (grocery store, Toys R Us, Walmart, etc).  Get your corporate team or your neighbourhood together!  Set a box in the office foyer.  You’ll be amazed how it fills up! 

3. Select a child to shop for. As applications are received, individual wish lists will be made available.  Let us know if you want to personalize your shopping experience.

4. Visit one of our donation box partners. You can find TCF donation boxes where you can donate cash or gift cards at the following locations:

  • F45 Training Belleville​

  • You Make Me Smile Dental Centre Belleville

  • Belleville Senators

  • Vanderlaan Building Products

  • The County Emporium

  • Ekort Realty

  • Queenies Bake Shop

  • Pioneer Patient Transfer

  • Mix97

  • Rock107

  • 800 CJBQ

  • CIBC Brady Clark Advisory Group 

  • Papa Johns Trenton

  • Papa Johns Belleville

  •  You Make Me Smile Dental Centre Trenton

  • The Beauty Collective

  • The Frock Shop

  • Decor Chic Living

  • Wannamakers Bakeshop

  • Mike the Molar Dental Centre

  • Farmers Daughter Sub Shoppe

  • Studio B

  • Mercury Chocolates & Gelateria

Donor FAQ’s


May I donate gently used items?


Unfortunately, no. We request that all gifts be new.


Is my cash donation eligible for a charitable tax receipt?

Yes, TCF will issue a charitable tax receipt for all monetary donations over $20.  A full name and address will be required for processing.


Are there particular types of toys I should purchase?

Please see a list of toy categories by age here


What is the deadline for delivering my gifts?


We request that all donations be dropped off no later than December 6th to give us time to pack and distribute.  This will allow gifts to be delivered before Christmas Day.


Where do I deliver toys and other gifts?


Please DROP OFF your gifts to the closest Highland Shores Children’s Aid office Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am to 4pm by Dec 6, 2023:

  • Belleville – 363 Dundas St. West, Belleville K8P 1B3 – East door of HSCA building, see signage for The Children’s Foundation, Toy Drive Drop-off.

  • Cobourg – 1005 Burnham St., Cobourg K9A 5J6 – Door at back of the building, front desk

  • Picton – 16 MacSteven Dr., Picton K0K 2T0 – Front door, front desk

  • Bancroft – 16 Billa St., Bancroft K0L 1C0 – Front door, front desk


Should I wrap the gifts?


Please do not wrap gifts.  It is best to put each child’s gift into a large gift bag or supply the gift wrap for parents to wrap their children’s presents.  Gift wrap and gift bags are always welcome; we never have enough.


How do gifts get to the family?


HSCA staff deliver the gifts to the families they support. We are committed to ensuring that all gifts are delivered to the family in time for the Christmas holiday.


I have further questions about the program. How can I connect with the Foundation?


To donate or discuss how your organization can get involved, please contact Donna Wood at 613-962-9292 ext 2., or email

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