Happy Tree

Happy Tree The VOCM Cares Happy Tree Campaign has become a Christmas tradition. For more than 40 years, the VOCM Cares Foundation has been partnering with the Salvation Army and Avalon Mall to keep this tradition alive. This fundraiser helps to collect and distribute toys for children in need throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Each year, “Happy” (The Happy Tree) is set up in The Avalon Mall for approximately one month leading up to Christmas. Shoppers love to visit “Happy” and leave unwrapped presents next to the tree. These donations help ensure children in our province do not receive an empty stocking on Christmas morning.

In addition to the Happy Tree set up, we also host an annual Happy Tree Concert in support of our Happy Tree campaign.

After a well-deserved rest, Happy is ready to spread the Christmas giving. The Avalon Mall and VOCM invite you to the annual Avalon Mall VOCM Happy Tree opening!

Here are some important dates to remember:

  • Happy Tree Launch: Saturday, November 18th, 9AM
  • Salvation Army Registration Dates: November 8th and 9th (more to be released)
  • Salvation Army Distribution Dates: November 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st

If you would like to learn more about the VOCM Happy Tree please call us at 709-579-2273.

You can drop off your Happy Tree donations to the following locations:

  • The Avalon Mall – 48 Kenmount Rd, St. John’s.
  • Hamlyn Road Plaze – 70 Hamlyn Rd, St. John’s