What is the Mitten Tree Project?
‘Tis the season to give. Take part in our Twelve Days of Giving this season. Come down to the Army Navy Airforce Veterans of Canada #262 location between December 12 to 24 and decorate seasonal trees with slightly used or new donated mittens, gloves, scarfs and hats. Donations will also be collected for the Compass Food Bank. All items will support local schools, families, and charities in Mississauga.
Where do I drop off Items?
Army Navy Airforce Veterans Club
765 Third St, Mississauga, ON L5E 1B8
Drop-off outdoors (south side of building, drive-thru)
You are invited to decorate the seasonal trees with donations of mittens, gloves, hats, and/or scarves, or drop them in the festive bins provided. Containers for Compass Food Bank donations will be provided onsite.
When can I drop off the items?
December 12 – December 24, Anytime
What type of items are accepted?
- Mittens and gloves for Children and Adults (Thinsulate mitten/gloves preferred)
- Hats and scarves (Children’s knitted or new scarves with keyhole slots encouraged for safety reasons)
- Donations for the Compass Food Bank
- Most needed items: cooking oil, baby food, cereal, baby wipes & formula, toilet paper, canned meat, body wash, oatmeal (packages), pasta sauce, canned chili or stew
Letters to Santa
Write a letter to Santa and drop it off in the special mailbox located beside the mitten trees. All letters to Santa will receive a response if return address is clearly printed.
Encourage folks to post a picture on social media to spread the word.