Children’s Fund

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.

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Click here for more details on the 13th Annual Children’s Fund Golf Tournament.

See Your Donation In Action!

We support local organizations in your community:

Since 1976 over $6.4 MILLION has been
distributed to local organizations in
the Hamilton/Burlington communities.

The CHILDREN’S FUND is respected in the community for providing vital funding to, and ongoing awareness of, children’s causes, programs and services in the Hamilton/Burlington communities. Working in partnership with CHML, Y108 and Energy 95.3 as an independent non-governmental charitable organization.

Click here to see where your donation funds are allocated.

Ways you can help donate:

Via Text

Simply text DONATE to 30333 to make a contribution (donation will appear on your monthly cellular bill)

At the Bank

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

Locations include:

    • Hamilton – 280 Barton St W & 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

Donate via Canada Helps


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 Tree of Hope Tree Lighting at Gore Park
  • “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.

The Children’s Fund donates over thousands of toys to over 20 local children’s charities, through OPERATION SANTA CLAUS Toy Drive leading up to Christmas.

Click here for more info.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors


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Contact Us

Olivia Mackay: President: 905-521-2310
Krista Taaffe: Vice President

Registered Charity Number: 11922 2578 RR0001