For children, youths, and families that have experienced abuse, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time. The CACAC’s Holiday Healing program aims to help spread joy and hope during the holidays. Holiday Healing empowers our families by having the parent/guardians involved in picking out the donated gifts and receiving gift-wrap – allowing the gifts to be from them, with your help
You can be a part of hope, help, and healing this holiday season!
With your help, we are able to provide brand-new gifts & toys to our children and their siblings. Each child receives a new book, and 3-4 age-appropriate gifts. Because of your generosity, we are also able to gift each family with a board game and gift-cards that service household needs.
Want to make a difference but don’t have time to shop? Let us help! Your donation will go directly to Holiday Healing and collecting the gifts and gift-wrap needed for our children and their families. Donate online here or drop off a cash donation. Once all the gifts have been purchased and given, any additional funds will go towards building a stronger foundation for our Centre, with focused efforts on expanding our programming. We also accept cheques! Please designate Holiday Healing in the memo. Checks can be made out to:
Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre
#310, 70 College Circle
Red Deer, AB, Canada
Memo: Holiday Healing
Please call ahead before making any in-office donations.
The greatest joy comes from giving! We have a wish list that you can shop from to help spread joy this season. This year, we are most in need of items for youths aged 12-17.
All item donations must be new, in the original packaging. You can also download our list by clicking here!
Note: Tax receipts are available. In order to get a tax receipt, you must provide the original purchase receipt ($20.00 or more).
Gift cards are one of the easiest ways to help our families. They allow for families to go out and eat together, shop for necessary house-hold items, get to and from appointments, and have a shared holiday meal on the table.
Here are some of the types of Gift Cards we are looking for:
Donations of any size, in any way, have a vital impact on our Centre and the support we are able to offer our children, youths, and families. Your gift today will make for a brighter holiday for our courageous children.
Thank you for being a beacon of hope this holiday season.