Thank you for participating!
- The Holiday Angel Program is now full for 2012! All of our families have now been matched with donors.
If you still would like to participate, we can always use diapers (all sizes), new toys or extra gift cards from No Frills,
Food Basics, Walmart, etc. to complement the families’ baskets. We will give you a tax receipt for any gift cards with
your proof of purchase. Please forward your certificate(s) to
New Circles Community Services
10 Gateway Blvd, Suite 100, Toronto,
- We appreciate your interest in the Holiday Angel Program at New Circles. Thank you!
- New Circles Community Services
Holiday Angel Program
|“In my family, we have decided not to exchange presents anymore in the holiday season, and just do this program instead. It makes for a much better Christmas!”|
- Our Holiday Angel Program matches donor families with families in need (Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park and Victoria Village areas) on a one-time only basis to ensure that each family member receives much needed gifts and supplies during the holiday season.
- Staff members at New Circles interview family members so that they can identify their individual needs and receive gifts of new clothing, groceries and household items.
- Interviews take place during October and November. Donors are then sent a family profile by email by mid-November which lists family members and their needs and wishes. This is a wish list only to be used as a guide for shopping.
- Donors deliver their Holiday Angel baskets to New Circles in mid December. Designated volunteers then deliver the gifts to recipient families.
- All of our recipients are living in poverty and most are brand new to Canada and have very little.
- We have run this program at New Circles for 6 years and to date close to 3300 people have benefitted.
|“You have certainly added so much to our lives. It would not be fair if I don’t mention that besides the gifts, I got the gift of friendship, and this I cherish the most.”|
If you want to adopt a family this Christmas, or if you are a returning Holiday Angel, you probably wish that you could help more families. Well you can!
Please help New Circles enlist more Holiday Angels by telling your friends and colleagues who might like to be part of this program and directing them to this site. Or they could email us at email@example.com
Holiday Angel "Thank You" Letters
- Every year, our recipient families send us letters thanking us for giving them a hand during the holiday season
- Click here to view the letters from 2011.
- Click here to view the letters from 2010.
- Click here to view the letters from 2009.
- Click here to view the letters from 2008.
- We also have letters from our donors to their recipient families. Click here to see one.
- Irada provides an inspiring example of the cycle of giving and philanthropy, epitomizing what the Holiday Angel Program strives to achieve every year.
- Click here to view her story.
- Click on the picture on the right to see a collage of Irada and her friends.