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 13th 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!
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 13 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.
If you are a family in you need to be referred to our program through an agency of counsellor. A list of agencies can be found Here.
Client Referral Cut Off: November 16, 2018
Donor Cut Off: November 16, 2018
Drop-off location: Nutrien Events Centre – Calgary Stampede Grounds
Donor Drop off Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Client Pick Up: Sunday, December 2, 2018
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, but can’t adopt-a-family. Please consider supporting our Fundscript Fundraiser by ordering gift cards through Fundscrip. You can order gift cards for yourself or to ship anywhere across Canada, and still give back to help families in need at Christmas!
You can even order gift cards for us to give directly to families in need, by having them shipped to our address:
Kinette Club of Calgary: 311 – 1500 14th St. SW, Calgary AB, T3C-1C9.
Please go to www.fundscrip.com and click on support a group. Enter invitation code: VQK7D7
Gift cards may take 1-2 weeks to be delivered.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax receipts are provided in conjunction with the Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation – Charitable registration number 84932 5113 RR0001