Holiday Wish List: Helping Toronto's Homeless and Vulnerable Residents This Year

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.

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