Seasonal Programs

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Holiday Program

Each year as the winter holidays near, over 750 families receive support in terms of clothing, food, toys and personal items. Every effort is made to fulfill the specific needs of a family or a youth. Opportunities exist to sponsor a family/youth or to make a monetary donation. *** Note … Wish lists will be available mid October.

Here’s how … Click on each individual link below.


Sponsor a Family – We have families with 2 – 10 members available for sponsorship!  When you sponsor a family, a wish list will be provided to you that includes clothing, toys, and household items for the family.  We estimate that a family of 4 is approximately $400.00 to sponsor, however we have families that will match most budgets.

Sponsor a CCSY (Continued Care and Support for Youth) – These are children aged 17-21 whom are still in our care, but have aged out of foster care, and are living on their own.  Our holiday program brings these youth so much joy!

Organize a Giving Tree or a Toy Drive – Are you a member of a team, church, daycare or large another large organization that would like to get your member’s involved.  We can provide a list of wishes for however many number of children that you require.  Add the wishes to a Christmas tree, and let others pick a name to shop for!  Or run a toy drive!  Our Community Initiatives Coordinator can provide a list of our most requested items!

Monetary Donations –  Monetary donations are always welcome, and every amount helps!  We utilize these funds to supplement sponsorships and ensure every family in need receives support.

Questions? Ask Us!


Make a Donation

A gift to the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation will sustain programs that influence success stories for years to come.

Donate now using any major credit card by clicking the “Donate Now” button below. Note: You will be redirected to a PayPal page where you can enter your credit card information.

Donate Now

Donations can also be made by cheque or phone using the following information.

By Cheque: Payable to “Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation.”
Mail/Address: Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation, Attention: Accounting Department – 1671 Riverside Dr. E. Windsor, ON N8Y 5B5

By Phone: 519.252.1171 ext. 3360

Be a Difference Maker

Join the many who have made a difference in a child’s life. All donations made to the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society stay 100% local.

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“I cried tears of joy to see my little boy’s eyes as he saw the gifts under the tree. What I thought was going to be the saddest Christmas turned out to be the happiest ever.”

Barb, Parent

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