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Making Children's Dreams a Reality

Growing up I was fortunate to have a warm bed, a tasty home-cooked meal and a well stocked Christmas tree that would bring a smile to any child’s face over the holidays.  As we know, sadly this is not the case for many people.  In fact, according to a United Way report, one in four families in Toronto struggle in poverty.

We can imagine then, how difficult the holiday season must be for those families who can barely make ends meet, let alone grant their children’s wishes. Thankfully, there is an organization making a huge difference to these needy families – Holiday Helpers.

This hard working group, with the help of generous donors, grants the holiday wishes of low income families in the Toronto area by providing personalized Christmas packages and a decorated tree.  In fact, this year almost 200 families were adopted who otherwise would have had no Christmas at all.  How is that for holiday spirit?

Though the packages for these well-deserving families have already been unwrapped, you can put this on your 2012 to-do list.  For more information on how to get involved next year visit  Better yet, volunteer with your kids too.


  1. Im shocked by the statistic that 1 in 4 families in Toronto struggle with poverty. I've heard of Holiday Helpers and actually have a friend that volunteers with them.

    I think next year i'll help out too!


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