Welcome to Adopt-a-Family 2020!
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.
We know these are unprecedented times, but families need more holiday help than ever. We are doing everything possible to deliver the holiday spirit with safety as our TOP priority. We greatly appreciate you considering supporting this important program.
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 need, you must be referred to our program through an agency of counsellor. A list of agencies can be found Here.
If you would like to adopt a family, we ask that you provide:
Example: Calculation for a family of FOUR: 4X$75 gifts + 4X $100 grocery cards = $700.00 minimum spend
*Please Note: While you are permitted to purchase as much as you like for your family members, if you have significantly greater funds to allot then the $175 per person we suggest, you are encouraged to select an additional family – this way we are able to spread the holiday spirit to even more recipients.
Need more information? Here is a Donor information package as well as Tax Receipts Form and the Gift Card Inventory Form for your convenience.
2020 Adopt-a-family Timeline
Client Referral Cut Off: November 8, 2020
Donor Cut Off: November 23, 2020
Drop-off location: Big Four Building – Calgary Stampede Grounds
Donor Drop off Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Delivery to Client Families: Sunday, December 6, 2020
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 email@example.com.
Do you LOVE what we do, but are not able to adopt a family, and still want to support the cause?
You can easily donate online through our PayPal Link!
ALL donations received will support this program and the hundreds of families we help each Christmas! Thank you!
If requested, charitable tax receipts are provided in conjunction with the Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation – Charitable registration number 84932 5113 RR0001