What does Holiday Wishes do for the community?

Supports 1800 children and youth with brand new clothing, grocery gift cards, toiletries, holiday gifts, and care packages throughout the month of December.

Funds a holiday meal for 130 families to enjoy on December 25.

Maintains our Distribution Centre that supports vulnerable families twelve months a year with brand new clothing and basic necessities.

Provides brand new clothing to 15 other charities supported by our Distribution Centre.​

Creates joy and hope for families battling poverty, mental health, ill health, domestic violence, or caring for a child with physical, emotional, or developmental disabilities. ​

Holiday Story

"I’ve been most grateful and thankful for all the support, encouragement, and assistance from all my support workers, and colleagues. I have attended each and every Christmas Luncheon at the Mississauga Convention Centre with my two sons.

​I am ever so grateful and thankful to be able to attend such an amazing and wonderful event. The gracious food, gifts, and entertainment, and all the warm, kind and helpful volunteers make Christmas special for those who may be going through difficult times. Without the help and support of all the volunteers this event wouldn’t be possible.

Personally for myself, without this special event, Christmas wouldn’t be the same. I thank each and every one of you who make this event possible each and every year."


Did you know?

Peel CAF and Peel CAS moved to our new home in September 2020? Featured in the new Community Hub is our Distribution Centre that provides brand new clothing, grocery gift cards, and basic necessities to children, youth, and families. Donations raised from the Holiday Wishes Program sustains the Distribution Centre all year round!

Thank you for bringing holiday joy to vulnerable children, youth, and
​families this holiday season!

For more information please contact Patricia Brady.
Email: pbrady@peelcas.org
Phone: 905-363-6131 x 1163

Drop off location: 25 Capston Drive, Mississauga, ON L5W 0H3
Drop off hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please note that all cheques can be made payable to Peel Children's Aid Foundation.

Let's share the joy of the holidays to
all vulnerable children in Peel

Peel Children's Aid Foundation's Holiday Wishes Program brings holiday joy to vulnerable children, youth, and families involved with Peel Children's Aid Society. Due to Covid-19 our families continue to be overwhelmed with challenges such as poverty, unemployment, ill health, domestic violence, mental health issues, or caring for a child who has serious physical, emotional, or developmental difficulties. Peel Children's Aid Society is an essential service and for children, youth, and families struggling to survive the effects are far reaching.

Here's how you can help to meet the 50% increase in emergency requests this holiday season:

Give financially
Donate gift cards or gifts in-kind
Host an in-person or virtual Angel Tree to collect gifts in-kind
Sponsor a holiday meal for families to enjoy on December 25

Our families' wishes for gifts in-kind include: 

Walmart gift cards in $25 increments
Grocery gift cards in $25 increments from Metro, Sobeys and Loblaws
Outdoor winter clothing for infants, children and youth
Black skincare and hair products
Baby supplies
Toys and board games


Your decision to generously donate to Peel Children’s Aid Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Program supports children, youth and families twelve months a year. We are reminded of a famous quote from Mr. Rogers during these times. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping”. - Mister Rogers

Help us be "the helpers" as we strive to raise $150,000 to support children, youth, and families this holiday season.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn tagging @peelcaf to keep up to date on news and current events! Tag us in your photos using the hashtag #HolidayWishes.