Hearts for Christmas

Helping families put gifts under the tree, dinner on the table, and smiles all around.

Girl in pink dress holding present with red bow

There's a special kind of joy that fills a home when kids excitedly wake up to find gifts under the tree. The sparkle in their eyes, the excitement in their voice, and the great big hug that's sure to follow—it's something every family should have the opportunity to experience.

You can help families create moments like these.

Hearts for Christmas is a Feed Nova Scotia campaign rooted in the belief that every child should have the opportunity to find a little something under the tree on Christmas morning, and every parent should know the joy of picking out that special gift for their child.

This campaign operates in HRM only. Families in need of support are matched (anonymously) with people and businesses who want to get involved as a sponsor. Sponsors make a monetary donation proportionate to the number of families/children they'd like to support. Feed Nova Scotia buys gift cards for each child in the home that's being sponsored; secures and packs up all the food for a festive Christmas dinner (turkey, cranberries, potatoes, carrots, sweet potato, onions, apples and pie); and arranges delivery to the family's home.

There's no shopping for the sponsor. Families get the support in a confidential and dignified way. Sponsors feel the warmth that comes with giving, and parents get to know the joy of choosing that special gift for their child.

Sponsorship levels for 2023

Printable sponsor form
Printable collection sheet

Will you help spread joy this Christmas?

As you consider your holiday gift-giving plans, we invite you to be among those who bring Hearts for Christmas to life again this year. When you’re ready to participate, you can call-in, drop-in, or donate at the link below to support the family size for your budget. We’re hoping to have a strong indication of our sponsor commitments by December 18.

If you’d like to talk more about how to support Hearts for Christmas, call 902-417-1689. Or connect with Kelly by email at kcurrie@feednovascotia.ca.

We partner with CanadaHelps to provide the option for online donations. They process our online donations, and issue digital tax receipts accordingly.