St. Catharines kicks off annual toy and gift drive

The City of St. Catharines is proud to once again partner with Santa’s helpers across the city to spread holiday joy throughout the community.

The City kicked off its 20th annual Tree of Little Angels Thursday, Nov. 9/2017. The City’s campaign collects new, unwrapped gifts for local children from the community.

“We have a proud tradition of giving here in St. Catharines,” said Elizabeth Fritshaw, the City’s community relations coordinator. “Our residents always pull together for the Tree of Little Angels to make sure Christmas morning is full of surprises for local youth.”

The City will accept new, unwrapped gifts for children up to 16 years old until Friday, Dec. 8. Residents can support the campaign by purchasing a gift and returning it with the “Little Angel” to any of these City facilities: City Hall, City community centres, the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, City older adult centres, the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.

The City will also accept new toy and gift donations without “Little Angel” tags as well as gift card donations.

Toy and gift donations support Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold.

Last year, residents donated more than 500 toys through the Tree of Little Angels.

Visit to learn more about the Tree of Little Angels and a list of participating facilities. Visit for more information about Community Care and its services.

Source – City of St. Catharines press release

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