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Montreal LinkNow Secret Santa

Give to Foster Children in Need With the New Secret Santa Project

In 2012, LinkNow Media’s staff chose to forego the typical holiday gift exchange in favour of donating to a local orphanage. But to our surprise, there are no orphanages in Quebec. Whenever a child is abandoned, they go straight into a foster care program. This revelation turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it led us to the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres.


120 gifts


170 gifts & $3800


200 gifts & $4300


250 gifts & $10000


550 gifts & $33000


450 gifts & $25000


500 gifts & $28000


750 gifts & $28000


750 gifts & $33,404


1428 gifts & $35,192


625 gifts & $38,384.00

Grand totals since we started at 5,793 Gifts plus an additional $239,080.

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This Year’s Goal.

Last year, we set out to raise $35,192 and donate 1428 gifts. With the help of our employees, friends, families and sponsors, we managed to raise $38,384.00 and 625 gifts for the children in the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres’ care.

While we are proud for what we were able to accomplish for the children in need last year, we are striving to do more. Children in foster care still need our help and this year we are hoping to raise $30,000 and donate 750 gifts. We believe not only can we achieve this goal, but we can surpass it.

About Batshaw Youth and Family Centres

The organization offers professional psychosocial, rehabilitation and social integration services and a number of other free amenities including:

  • Services related to child placement for children who suffer from neglect
  • Services for abandoned children
  • Support for victims of psychological, physical and sexual abuse
  • Treatment for children with behavioural problems
  • Family mediation
  • Adoption disclosure
  • Expertise on child custody

How You Can Help

There are many different ways to help LinkNow Media’s New Secret Santa Project achieve its goal of providing foster children with funds and gifts this holiday season.

1. Make a donation.

Whatever you can spare is more than enough—every dollar counts!

2. Buy a gift.

Giving a gift is easier than ever! All the gifts requested by the children are in an Amazon Wishlist—simply claim a Wishlist and complete the purchase. We try to buy each child a gift within $35-$50. Kids often ask for toys or games, but many ask for practical, everyday items we take for granted. Whatever you can contribute will be much appreciated!

3. Spread the word.

The more people who know about the New Secret Santa Project, the easier it will be to achieve our goals. Share this page, post on social media, and tell a friend.

4. How Can You Go Above and Beyond?

They are in constant need of the following items, if you or anyone you know can donate/purchase any of the following items please email us directly at so we can provide your contact information to the correct person :

  • Cribs - new
  • Crib mattresses - new
  • Metal bed frames (adjustable) - new
  • Mattresses - especially singles - new
  • Blankets - new
  • Sheets - new
  • Winter clothes (Sizes Newborn and up) - new
  • Hockey sticks/skates - like new
  • Bicycles - like new
  • Small Appliances - like new

Delivery of the items would be greatly appreciated.

Please note: A tax-deductible receipt will be provided for any monetary donations.

No matter how you choose to contribute


Buy a Gift

Spread the word

How Can You Go Above and Beyond

Doing any one of these four things helps a foster child in need.

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Buy a Gift for a Kid!