About Children of Christmas Past
The Children of Christmas Past, a local, grassroots organization, has taken it upon themselves to be a strong voice with a loving, helping had for seniors who are alone.
The organization was started in 1999 by Jill Harrington. She requested that the guests of their annual Christmas Open House bring a gift for a senior, rather than a hostess gift. Now, the registered non-for- profit charity hand delivers over 1800 gifts on Christmas morning.
Have a question about Children of Christmas Past? Please fill out the following form and we will contact you shortly.
The Children of Christmas Past also welcomes financial donations as we a not-for-profit, we rely solely on the donations of those who support us. Receipts will be given.
Our family tradition . . .
"I started Children of Christmas Past in 1999, with the hope of doing something special for seniors who would find themselves alone at Christmas. I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful feeling it is to watch communities come together by delivering literally hundreds of to front door while volunteers fill my home throughout December. My son Noah and I have come to welcome this as our family Christmas tradition. It's somewhat surreal to see something born out of simple good intentions, having taken on a life on its own and reaching so many of our senior community. It reminds them that they are remembered, respected, and appreciated by their communities."
How it works
It's very simple to sponsor a senior's gift wish.
Remove a tag from the tree. Wrap the gift with the gift tag taped securely to the gift with seniors name and gift request facing up. Please return the wrapped gift to the address below. Here, the gifts will be sorted and await Chirstmas day delivery.
Thank you for supporting our centers and please accept our wishes for a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!
With warmest regards,
Founder & Chairperson
Children of Christmas Past
Not-for-Profit Registration #1678202
3315 Hannibal Road.
Burlington, ON L7M 1R6
Find a tree near you . . .
The Gift Trees for the "Children of Christmas Past" are hosted by private business owners local to the wish lists. Without their support, we would be unable fulfill the number of gift wishes that we get. Thank you to all the locations and their staff for this wonderful contribution to the program!
Cedar Springs Health Racquet Sports Club
960 Cumberkabd Ave., Burlington, ON
Body Shaping Fitness Studio for Women
186 Lakeshore Rd West, Oakville, ON
Sidekicks School of Martial Arts
2421 New Street (Guelph Ln & New Street) Burlington, ON
Contact: Dusty Miner
Third Line & Dundas Branch
2501 Third Line
Contact: Sheri Murphy
The Purple Heather
3600 Dundas St., Burlington, ON
Holland Park Garden Gallery
2243 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON
3505 Upper Middle Road (Walkers & Upper Middle), Burlington, ON
Contact: Stephanie Matozzo
Gore IDA Pharmacy
4515 Ebenezer Road, Brampton, ON
Performance School of Music & Dance
1600 Kerns Road, Burlington, ON
3505 Upper Middle Road (Walkers & Upper Middle)
Contact: Doug Davidson
Kicks for Kids
Kicks for Kids
467 Speers Rd.
Let it Heal
2400 Brant St. Burlington, ON