Christmas Tree of Hope

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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.

Children shouldn’t be burdened with things like finances. Let’s leave adulting, to the adults. The 900 CHML Christmas Tree of Hope returns for its 46th year. To date, we have raised over 6.2 million dollars to help children’s organizations.  Proof, your donation can make a difference. The 900 CHML Christmas Tree of Hope in association with Leggat – Drive Life – Celebrating its 100th Anniversary.

Donations now being accepted.

All cheques should be made to: THE CHML CHILDREN’S FUND

Text to Donate:
Simply text DONATE to 30333 to make a $10 or $20 donation (donation will appear on your cell phone bill)

Donate Online:
Donate to The Children’s Fund online.  The choice is yours, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Debit. No membership required to donate, it is optional.

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

Locations include:

  • Hamilton – 280 Barton Street 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 By Phone:
If you would like to donate by call, please call Olivia Mackay at 905-521-2310


  • BBQ Bandits on 102 Parkdale Ave N will donate $1.00 from every Piggy Burger to the Children’s Fund.

For more information please visit 

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Click here for more details on the Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck.


We’re going full on Griswold this year, and we’re going to find the biggest Christmas Tree we can!  A Charlie Brown tree just won’t cut if for the 46th Annual Christmas Tree of Hope Lighting!

Join us at Gore Park on December 2nd starting at 6pm for live entertainment, and more!

The Christmas Tree of Hope Lighting and Concert marks the start of the Christmas season throughout Hamilton. Light up a child’s life while we light up the city at the 46th Annual Christmas Tree of Hope Lighting.

At 900 CHML, we’re in the holiday spirit, and we want you to join us! Visit us as we broadcast live from CF Lime Ridge on December 3rd – December 4th from 10am until 6pm.  Stop by for a meet and greet with Hamilton Firefighters Local 288, learn where your donations go, and enter to win incredible prizes!

The 900 CHML, Blitz Weekend location will be on the second level across from the elevators.

We will be collecting donations for the Christmas Tree of Hope and new and unwrapped toys for the Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck


On Wednesday, December 14th, fill up your gas tank, so we can help children, in our community! Pioneer’s 3 cent-a-litre day returns, in support of the 900 CHML Children’s Fund.

With your support, over the last 32 years, Pioneer has donated over $500,000 to the Children’s Fund. On Wednesday, December 14th please fill up your gas tank at participating Pioneer locations, because for every litre you pump, Pioneer will give us 3-cents! Pioneer – savings at every stop! Proudly fueling the 900 CHML Children’s Fund and our 46th annual Christmas Tree of Hope.

Click here for participating locations.