Christmas for Kids

Verona Christmas for Kids, founded in 2000, is designed to show the community's love and concern by collecting money to buy special presents for specific kids (from baby through high school) in families who are struggling to keep afloat.

The families, many of whom are working hard to put food on the table, are identified by staff at Prince Charles Public School.

Every year, the Christmas for Kids Coordinator arranges a shopping trip to choose presents with each child in mind. The presents - stylish warm clothing, books, puzzles, games and stuffed toys - are gaily wrapped and grouped by family for surprise delivery.

Funds are raised through special events, business and organization donations and through personal donations by cheque or in collection jars throughout the village.