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  • September 24, 2017

Welcome to Adopt-a-Family 2017!

There is something about the holiday season that calls to a special place within each of us.  There is something about the magic in the air that makes us want to ensure no one is left behind.

While it has been around for decades, the Adopt-A-Family program is in its 12th year with the Kinette Club of Calgary.  We have seen this program flourish in the best of times and come through with surprising strength in the worst of times.  The kind-heartedness of this community knows no bounds.

If you are looking for something to fill your heart, to make your soul feel full – you’ve found it!  This is the project that will change your life!

If you want more information on our program please read the 2017 Donor FAQ. If you are ready to Adopt-a-family click on Adopt-a-family Now! Addition forms required are the 2017 Donor Tax Receipt Form and the NEW! Gift Card Inventory Form. Please note we will not accept Tax Receipt Forms after Dec. 9, 2017 so please ensure you bring them with your hamper.

Adopt-a-family Now!


About the Kinette Club of Calgary’s Adopt a Family Program

The Adopt a Family program provides Christmas hampers to low income families. These families are referred to the Kinette Club of Calgary by counsellors working in recognized social service agencies. Eligible families cannot have received a hamper from our program in the past three years. The Program has been run by the Kinette Club of Calgary for the past 12 years. The Kinette Club of Calgary is a volunteer service organization that has been serving the Calgary community since 1948. As a donor, you will receive information about a family in need and a gift guide for each member of that family. The Kinette Club of Calgary will arrange a time for you to drop off your hamper on, and will ensure that each family receives their hamper for the holidays.

2017 Adopt-a-family Timeline


Client Referral Cut Off: November 24, 2017

Donor Cut Off: December 1, 2017

Drop-off location: Agriculture Building – Victoria Pavilion, Calgary Stampede Grounds

Drop off Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Client Pick Up: Sunday, December 10, 2017

We would like to thank the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede for their support of our Adopt a Family Program. They have generously provided a large space for our growing program, they feed our volunteers on the Hamper Weekend, and they allow our donors and families to drop-off and pick-up hampers without paying for parking!

If you would still like to support our program, we are always in need of grocery and other gift cards (Walmart, Superstore, Old Navy, and Children’s Place are some of the most common needs we have). If you are interested in donating gift cards, making a financial donation, or have other new items to donate that could be used by a family, or if you have any questions, please email us at



Tax receipts are provided in conjunction with the Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation – Charitable registration number 84932 5113 RR0001



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