Sun Youth Christmas Baskets annual distribution

Sun Youth Christmas Baskets

Sun Youth Christmas baskets distribution is in full swing, and thanks to the generosity and concerted effort of employees, volunteers, donors and collaborators, thousands of underprivileged Montreal families have been receiving our support over several days: food for the Holidays and brand new toys for children 12 years and younger. In total 5,000 baskets will be handed out until December 23rd.  

Sun Youth

We wish to thank the teams of volunteers who came to help us thus far. Thank you to Avon, Bombardier, the John F. Kennedy High School, Pepsico, InterRent REIT, les Excavations Payette Ltée, UQAM, BNP, Hewlett Packard, IIROC, Canadian Securities, Shark Ninja, LendCare, Manulife, CIBC, MuleSoft, Slalom, Pratt & Whitney, Cogeco, Ultra Electronics, the National Bank of Canada, the Sûreté du Québec, and many other people who came to volunteer on an individual basis. We also wish to thank elected officials, Frantz Benjamin (MNA for Viau), Josefina Blanco (Member of the Executive Committee), Despina Sourias (Associate Councillor at the Executive Committee), Maeva Vilain (President of the Commission on the Social Development and the Montreal Diversity), and of course the Prime Minister of Quebec, François Legault. Our good friends at Stationnement Montréal also coordinated the delivery of the basket again this week: our warmest thanks for your indispensable help! 

In the next few days we will have the pleasure of welcoming Richard Dagenais, the Minister of Health and Social Services Lionel Carmant, MNA for  Westmount–Saint-Louis Jennifer Maccarone, MNA for Saint-Laurent Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Leader of the Opposition in Montreal Aref Salem, Municipal Councillor in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Mary Deros, Borough Councillor in Saint-Léonard Arij El-Korbi, Mayor of Saint-Laurent Alan DeSousa, and Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière. 

Sun Youth takes this opportunity to thank all the people and businesses that make its Holiday campaign possible. Thanks to your generous donations, we can purchase food and toys to help the tens of thousands of people who receive our Christmas baskets. 

It’s never too late to give: companies and individuals who wish to make a donation to help us pursue our goal are invited to give on our web page Thank you for your generosity. You can also help Quebec Food Banks by making an online donation at, or an instant donation of $10 by texting “NOEL” to 20222.

About Sun Youth (Jeunesse au Soleil)

Since 1954, we have been taking care of Montrealers through interventions with underprivileged individuals and families. We provide a range of emergency services to ensure their basic needs and maintain their integrity. We actively contribute to crime prevention and promote the physical and intellectual development of young people through education, sport and recreation. Our fundamental objective is to alleviate poverty and prevent exclusion.

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