Adopt-A-Family provides assistance throughout the year to families when they are most in need. With a focus on the Christmas season, the program focuses on single parent families who are struggling and require extra help to provide for their family.
Christmas is the time of year we all enjoy and anticipate. Many people enjoy the festive season and look forward to it for months, especially children. Spending time with loved ones, exchanging gifts, traditional goodies and decorating the tree are a few of the things that make it special. For over 18 years sponsors in the community and The Outreach Centre have shared the spirit of Christmas with families in Central Alberta by providing gifts under the tree, special treats and a holiday meal to share.
As fall sets in, we begin to reach out to our wonderful community to help bring the Christmas Spirit to families who are finding themselves in difficult circumstances. Each year the Adopt-A-Family program is met with great need and we do not expect this year to be any different.
How Can You Help?
Sponsor a Family – Every year, The Outreach Centre works to match applicants with program sponsors to ensure a happy holiday experience. As a sponsor of a family, you will indicate your preferred family size. Once you have been matched to a family, you will receive a brief profile and wish list to assist with gift shopping.
Donate Gift Cards – While it is difficult to anticipate the community need for support this season, our goal is to provide for all families who reach out. Donations of Gift and Grocery cards will ensure that any family who suddenly needs our assistance will receive Christmas gifts and the means to shop for their holiday meal.
Make a Monetary Donation – There are times when the stress of life’s circumstances becomes overwhelming. Programs available at The Outreach Centre provide support to families whose lives are affected by poverty, domestic violence and unfortunate circumstances.
We work closely with the Christmas Bureau, Food Bank and the Salvation Army to ensure that no one is left out and that there is no duplication of services. Your donation and “adopted” family remains anonymous and is coordinated through our office to respect confidentiality.
Your consideration of supporting The Outreach Centre is greatly appreciated.