Our annual holiday wish list program matches the wish lists of individuals and families with donors from the community. This season, help a local family in need.

Donate a gift card or cash/cheque to make the holidays brighter for families in need in York Region.

This year, the due date for all donations and/or any sponsorships is November 26. To contribute or for more information, please contact Waheeda Ali: [email protected] or 289-383-2624

Tax receipts are available for donations greater than $20.

Charitable Registration #890484769RR0001

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Frequently Asked Questions

This year, we are asking for donations in the form of gift cards or monetary donations/cheques. Physical gifts are also welcome – please contact us for examples of gifts service users may be interested in or specific populations to be sponsored (for example, families with young children, youth, toddlers, pre-teens, adults). We can send you an individual’s or family’s wish list or items that have been requested.

The holiday season can be a financial drain on everyone, therefore we encourage you to set your own budget and work within it. Each of our service users submits a wish list to ACYR, much like a ‘letter to Santa’. Please contact Waheeda Ali, our Community Wellness & Engagement Coordinator: 289-383-2624 or [email protected] for more information. We encourage you to refer to the wish lists only as a guide, please do not feel obliged to purchase everything listed. Every single item is greatly appreciated.

This is very understandable. In this case, gift cards or a monetary donations are always welcome. Gift cards are items that are most commonly requested by service users, so we will wrap gift cards as presents. Gift cards for grocery stores, Walmart and pharmacies are very popular requests.

Please contact Waheeda Ali to arrange drop off/pick up by Monday, November 26th , 2018
Phone: 905-884-0613 ext. 201 or 289-383-2624
Email: [email protected]
Office: 10909 Yonge Street (Unit 203), Richmond Hill ON L4C 3E3 (in office 9:30AM – 4:30PM on week days)
We request from our sponsors to have the items by Monday, November 26 th , 2018 to allow us time to wrap the gifts before our Holiday Party where it will be distributed.

If you would like us to come by and pick gifts up, please contact Waheeda Ali, our Community Wellness & Engagement Coordinator at 289-383-2624 and leave a message with a date and time for pick up or email [email protected].

No, please leave gifts unwrapped. ACYR will handle the wrapping process. If you would like to include wrapping paper or a gift bag with your donation, we will wrap the item(s) for you.