Holiday Wish List a residents' guide for helping homeless and vulnerable people in Toronto this holiday season

November 28, 2016
Torontonians who would like to help vulnerable and homeless people in the city this holiday season are encouraged to consider the 2016 Holiday Wish List. 
The City of Toronto surveyed agencies that run shelters, drop-ins and other services for homeless people, asking them what would bring cheer to their clients during the holidays. More than 60 agencies asked to be on this year's list. 
The Wish List details specific items that clients need, along with contacts and information about volunteer opportunities, holiday events and when to drop off donations.
The 2016 Holiday Wish List is now available at
The most requested items on this year's list are winter clothing, toiletries, children's toys and gift cards for food or groceries – small everyday items that can make a big difference to a person or family in need. Many agencies are also looking for volunteers to help with sorting donations, wrapping gifts and preparing and serving food.
This news release is also available on the City's website:
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Media contact: Lizette Costa, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, 416-397-5142, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.