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.

The Adopt-A-Family program provides Christmas hampers to low-income families referred to us by counsellors working in recognized social service agencies. Eligible families cannot have received a hamper in the past three years and will not receive any other hamper during the holiday season.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form to email us!

2023 Adopt-A-Family (AAF) Information:


Donor registration for 2023 is now open. If you would like to Adopt-A-Family for Christmas, please access the donor registration link HERE. Donor registrations will close on Tuesday November 14, 2023.

Drop-Off Day/Location – Hamper drop-off takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2023 exclusively. In special circumstances, we may accept a drop-off on the afternoon of Friday, Dec 1. If you are NOT able to drop off the hamper on these dates, please find someone who can, OR consider donating gift cards or making a monetary donation, that can go towards a hamper for a family instead. Please indicate AAF in the appropriate field if making a cash donation. DONATE NOW.

We are streamlining the 2023 tax receipting process. Once matched with a family, you will receive via email further information on completing the tax receipt forms.

All sponsors will need to complete a gift card inventory form. Please download the physical form below: 

Download Gift Card Inventory Form


We accept cash donations for Adopt-A-Family all year round. To make a cash donation DONATE NOW and please indicate the donation be directed to AAF.

Please be assured that no funds are allocated to salaries/wages as this essential program is entirely volunteer-run. 

100% of ALL donations received will support this program and the hundreds of families we help each Christmas! Thank you!

Supplementary Gift Card Donors:

If you are unable to commit to adopting an entire family, you can still order gift cards for us to give directly to families in need, or to use for things like gas for our drivers,  by having them shipped directly to our address:

Kinette Club of Calgary
311 – 1500 14th St. SW
Calgary AB, T3C 1C9

Please go to and click on “support a group” and enter the invitation code: VQK7D7
Gift cards may take 1-2 weeks to be delivered. Please note we will need these in hand by no later than Nov 13, 2023. 

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).

Families Looking to Be Adopted/ Agencies:

All referrals to our program MUST come through a registered social agency. We request that all families being referred are actively participating in a social program within the referring agency.
If you are a family looking to be referred in 2023 and are not actively working with an agency, please phone 211 to be directed to social agencies that fit the needs of your family.
Agency referrals opened on October 1, 2023.

Referrals for our 2023 Adopt-A-Family for Christmas program closed on Friday November 3rd.
We know it’s going to be a tough year for many families, and we hope you are able to find another suitable program.

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