Tree of Little Angels


For most little boys and girls, now is the time of year for dreaming about the surprises they might find under their tree on Christmas morning. For parents in tight financial situations, it's the time of year they wish they could make all their children's holiday dreams come true.

You can help by donating new, unwrapped toys to the City of St. Catharines'  annual Tree of Little Angels campaign, which supports Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold. Residents donated more than 500 toys to Community Care through the City's Tree of Little Angels campaign last year.

Taking part is easy!

  1. Find "Little Angels" on trees at various City facilities (the full list of facilities is included below) from Nov. 12 to Dec. 13.
  2. Purchase a gift for that child 
  3. Return the gift - with the angel attached - to any of the City facilities listed below.
    • Please do not wrap the gift
    • The gift and angel can be returned to any of the City facilities listed below. The gift does not have to be returned to the location where you picked up your angel.

Gift donations are due Friday, Dec. 13.

Gift Suggestions

Infant - 2 Years Fine motor toys (nesting and stacking cups), stuffed toys, story books, bath toys, large blocks, play mats, teething toys, dolls, musical toys, wooden puzzles.


3 - 5 Years


Musical toys, puzzles, stuffed toys, crafting supplies, trucks & cars, dolls, dress-up supplies, books, play-doh, building toys, dinosaurs.


6 - 8 Years


Lego, Action Figures, Barbie Dolls, Arts and Craft Supplies, Science Kits, Books, Board Games, Nerf Toys, Cars and Trucks, Sports Equipment


9 - 12 Years


Sports Equipment, Headphones, Board Games, Arts and Craft Supplies, Science and
Technology Kits, Jewelry, Books, Bedroom Décor, Nerf

13 - 16 Years  

Headphones, Room Decor, Makeup, Art Supplies, Nail or Hair Art Kits, Grooming Kits, Sports Equipment, Wallets, Backpacks and Purses, Books, Gift Cards, Jewelry, Card Games, Sports Apparel.


Tree of Little Angels Locations

City Hall
50 Church St.

Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre 
80 Dunlop Dr.

Port Dalhousie Older Adult Centre
19 Brock St.

Port Weller Community Centre
1 Bogart St.

Russell Avenue Community Centre
108 Russell Ave.

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
240 St. Paul St. W.

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
425 Carlton St.

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
1932 Welland Canal Pkwy.

West St. Catharines Older Adult Centre

117 Chetwood St.


If you are an organization wishing to donate

 What a great way to give back to the community with your coworkers this Christmas.

There are limited Angels avaliable and this year we unfortunately can not give them out in large quantities. However, you do not need an Angel to participate!! For this program we are accepting any toy for girls and boys ages 0-16. See above for gift donation ideas.

You are more than welcome to drop off unwrapped toys at any of our city facilities listed above with a Christmas greeting saying what organization they are from.


Learn more about Community Care

Community Care anticipates assisting more than 3,000 families this Christmas with dinner and presents under the tree in addition to regular support services. For more information about Community Care and its services, visit

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