The annual CHML/Y108 “Christmas Tree of Hope” was founded in 1976 to bring hope to kids and families struggling through the holiday season.
The campaign now serves as the primary fundraising mechanism for the CHML/Y108 Children's Fund. Official “Christmas Tree of Hope” trees are lit in Gore Park Hamilton, Aldershot and Burlington as symbols of our efforts during the Christmas season.
Other activities include our annual Christmas concert at Gore Park, our “Blitz Day Radiothon” on both AM900 CHML and Y108, our annual “Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck” toy drive, and various other fundraising activities.
For 50 years, Jimmy and Susan Lomax made Christmas a reality for thousands of Hamilton & Burlington residents in need.
In 2010, the CHML/Y108 Children’s Fund took over stewardship and will continue the tradition of ‘Operation Santa Claus' in Hamilton/Burlington and will be one of Canada's biggest Toy Drives.