Thank you so much for caring about the young people at Covenant House!
As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our youth, volunteers and visitors will not be able to visit Covenant House for the remainder of 2021.
To make the holidays enjoyable for the youth, we are requesting donations of gift cards and pre-paid Presto cards that will be distributed to them for Christmas. In addition to a special Christmas breakfast and dinner and some fun activities around the house, each young person will be presented with an envelope containing the donated gift cards.
In the past, gift cards have been a favourite present for the youth, as it allows them some choice in purchasing products they enjoy or having a meal in the community.
If you would be so generous as to provide any of the items below, you will brighten Christmas Day for the young people who count on us.
List of applicable gift donations:
- Gift Cards in $5, $10, $20, and $25 denominations
- Pre-Paid Presto Cards
Gift card ideas
- Fast food restaurants: Subway, McDonald's, Starbucks, Harvey’s, etc.
- Retailers: Shopper’s Drug Mart, Rexall, Indigo, Winners, Marshalls, Sport Chek
Please ensure amounts are printed on the cards so we can distribute them equally.
If you or your organization would like to help youth in need, please see the attached for more information. Click here for the Donation Form. Please include this form with your contribution.
To provide items that are needed by youth year-round, please see our Amazon Wish List here.
We appreciate your support and well wishes—it means so much to our youth and staff. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.
Who to contact?
For inquiries about companies or organizations:
Steve Smyth, Associate Manager, Corporate Relations
For all other inquiries:
Anzelm Sitchon, Inventory Coordinator
Please mail gift cards to:
Covenant House Toronto
Attn: Laurie Hamilton-Houston
21 McGill St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1H3
Drop-offs at this location may be accepted Monday- Friday between 9am – 3pm