What is Adopt a Family?
Our primary focus for the program is the Christmas season. With your generosity, families whose lives are affected by poverty, domestic violence, and unfortunate circumstances can enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season. Every year, we provide sponsors with guidelines and family information. Each family participating during the Christmas season completes an application form with information about the number of people in the family, the children’s ages and favorites (e.g colors, music, authors, games and toys) to ensure that gifts will be useful and cherished.
There are times when the stress of life’s circumstances becomes overwhelming. The Adopt A Family program provides assistance throughout the year to families who are in need of extra support with food, clothing or other ancillary expenses. Through support from corporate and individual sponsors we are able to provide some relief from financial and emotional strain.
Application are by appointment only. To make a appointment please call 403-347-2480
For families wanting to participate in the program, applications must be completed at The Outreach Centre starting November 1st for the Christmas program. Application must be completed at the office and please bring your provincial health care card, proof of income and current proof of address (EI, Utility bill)
Option #1 Family Shopper Program
Sponsors will be provided with information to go shopping for their Adopt-A-Family and deliver the gifts to The Outreach Centre. We then organize times and dates for the families to pick up their Christmas packages.
Option #2 Gift Card Sponsorship
Ideal for sponsors who want to participate in the program but do not have the time available to shop on their own.
Options # 3 Financial Sponsorship / General Donation
An opportunity to become involved in supporting families during the Christmas season and throughout the year. We have volunteers who are willing to shop for our families with the funds provided during the Christmas season.
Throughout the year with your donation's we are able to provide support to families most in need.
Please be aware that our Adopt-A-Family program is completely anonymous to respect the privacy of all participants.
For those requiring more information please download the current information on this page.
What is the Financial commitment?
The minimum financial commitment is $125 (includes $75 for gifts and a $50 gift card for food).
General Donation Program
We are constantly looking for General Sponsors a cash or gift card donation which will assist us in purchasing the most needed items to support families throughout the year.