SAVE THE DATE for Trees for Tots 2018!

Registration: December 1-29

Pick-up: Saturday, January 6


THANK YOU to everyone who participated last year to help raise $54,265 for local kids in need!!

Special thanks to the Guelph Wish Fund for Children for kicking-off our fundraising efforts with a

$5,000 donation. What an incredible impact!! =D


Click here to watch a video summary and see where your tree is now:


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THANK YOU to the 170 volunteers who helped register, pick-up and chip 2,980 trees.

You made this possible!! View the day in photos here.


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. Bring your tree to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre at 110 Dunlop Drive, Gate 3. A $5 fee is required until December 31, 2016. Trees can be dropped off free of charge starting January 1, 2017.

  2. Obtain a "Bulky Item Ticket" for $32 from the City and call the Waste Resource Innovation Centre to schedule a curbside pick-up;

  3. For a minimum $10 donation to the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, register for Trees for Tots! On Saturday, January 7, happy volunteers will pick-up your tree which will be chipped and returned to nature through local naturalization projects including lining kilometers of beautiful hiking trails at Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Go for a walk in any season to visit your tree in its new home!



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.




2017 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 2015, the Children's Foundation supported 25,316 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.




jamie's lawncare                                DOZR                          sloot       



  Universal Rental                       Hersey Bins                       Davey Tree 


sound garden               Premier rentals                 City of Guelph 



                      Zoup!                                                   Valet                                                  WCDSB




    Battlefield                            JL's Tree Service                                    Cooper




            Cooper Equip                     Impact Mobile Signs



                2017 Naturalization Project Partner:      Ignatius 




EMAIL trees4tots@childrensfoundation.org  OR CALL 519-826-9551 ext 25.