We did it!!


Together with your help,
180 volunteers braved the cold and collected
3,235 Christmas trees which were processed into
240 cubic yards of mulch and raised
over $55,024!!

Thank you to everyone who made it happen.


Each dollar raised will be put to work immediately to reach local children and youth in need of a helping hand. We will post pictures from the momentus day soon! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages. In the meantime, click here to see photos from last year's event and click here to watch a video of where those trees are now!



What is Trees for Tots?


Trees for Tots was born out of a need five years ago when Christmas tree curbside pick-up was discontinued. Currently, City residents have three options to dispose of Christmas trees which have served their festive duty:

  1. For a $10 donation to support the programs of the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, register for Trees for Tots! On Saturday, January 6, happy volunteers will pick-up your tree which will be chipped and returned to nature through local naturalization projects at Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Go for a walk in any season to visit your tree in its new home!

  2. Schedule a curbside pick-up from the City of Guelph for $33+HST by calling Solid Waste Resources at 519-767-0598.

  3. Bring your tree to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre at 110 Dunlop Drive, Gate 3, for disposal (no charge). 



Why support Trees for Tots?


ALL FUNDS RAISED go directly into supporting the Children's Foundation programs to help build brighter futures for the children that need it most, right here in our community:

  • Help more kids feel the joy of the Holidays through Adopt-A-Family;

  • Help provide nourishing food for children who go to school hungry through Food & Friends;

  • Help build vital social skills and self-esteem by allowing kids to take part in sports and arts activites through Free to Play;

  • And help students who have overcome adversity continue their education through Scholarships.



TREES FOR TOTS Partners and Sponsors - Thank you!!


Our event partners provide vital services to decrease costs so more money can go right where it's needed most - to the children.

In 2016, the Children's Foundation supported 20,197 children living in poverty in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin County.

Our endless thanks to the generous supporters below, for giving what they can to build a stronger community.

Join us; help us do more. Click here to contact us about sponsorship opportunities.




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