City of St. Catharines launches annual toy and gift drive

From City Hall:

Nov. 12, 2018 – The City of St. Catharines is once again teaming up with Santa’s
helpers throughout the city to spread some holiday joy.

The City is marking the kickoff of its 21st annual Tree of Little Angels on Monday, Nov.
12. As part of the campaign, the City collects new, unwrapped gifts for local children
from the community at locations across St. Catharines. Last year more than 500 toys
were donated to Community Care through the Little Angels campaign.

“We have a proud tradition of giving back and supporting our community,” said Kevin
Anstruther, special events assistant. “Our City staff and residents always pull together
for the Tree of Little Angels to make sure Christmas morning is full of the surprises little
boys and girls across St. Catharines are dreaming about.”

The City will accept new, unwrapped gifts for children up to 16 years old until Friday,
Dec. 7. Residents can support the campaign by taking a “Little Angel” off of one of the
trees at various City facilities, purchasing a gift and returning it with the “Little Angel” to
any of the Tree of Little Angels locations: City Hall, the City’s community centres and
older adult centres, the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, 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.

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