Children’s Fund


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See Your Donation In Action!

We support local organizations in your community:

Since 1976 over $5.7 MILLION has been
distributed to local organizations in
the Hamilton/Burlington area.

Click here to see where your donation funds are allocated.

Ways you can help donate:

Simply text DONATE to 30333 to instantly donate $5 (donation will appear on your monthly cellular bill)

At the Bank

Donate to The Children’s Fund at any Hamilton area Tandia.

Account #6233092-117.

Locations include:

  • 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

Donate Online

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.
Donate via PayPal

In Person

Donate to The Children’s Fund in person at the 900 CHML/Y108/Energy 95.3’s studios (875 Main Street West; Hamilton), or wherever you see us on location.

We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard or American Express


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 at Gore Park in Hamilton
  • “Blitz Day Radiothon” on 900 CHML, Y108, and Energy 95.3
  • “Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck” toy drive


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.

Learn about Operation Santa Claus

From now until December 31st, 2019, JR Toy Company will be donating $1.00 from each online order with gift wrapping to the Christmas Tree of Hope Children’s Fund, an initiative that aims to help kids and families struggling through the holiday season. Additionally, visitors to JR Toy Company’s first retail location at 4265 Fairview St, Unit 2 in Burlington, Ontario can donate to the cause by purchasing an ornament for our stores’ Holiday Tree.

For more information or directions to our store, please visit

New, Unwrapped Toys

Drop off at the 900 CHML/Y108/Energy 95.3 Studios (875 Main Street West; Hamilton), any Hamilton Fire Station, McDonald’s or call us and we’ll pick them up from your office!
To arrange a toy pickup from your office, call 905-521-2324.


Thank you to our corporate sponsors

Contact Us

Jeff Storey, President: 905-521-2325
Lisete Culley, 905-521-2320

Charity Number: Registered Charity #11922 2578 RR0001