A Note to Donors:
To streamline tax receipting in 2020 you will need to complete both the physical tax receipt form with hard copy receipts as well as a digital version of your tax receipt form. You’ll also need to complete a gift card inventory form. Downloads for physical forms and link to the digital form below:
Welcome to Adopt-a-Family 2020!
With heartfelt thanks to the many generous Calgarians who have already signed up to adopt-a-family this year, we’ve had to make the decision to close donor registration 2 weeks earlier than planned.
We apologize if this leaves anyone who hoped to adopt disappointed.
With the challenges presented in operating the program this year in alignment with Covid-19 safety best practices, we’ve had to cap our family matches at 350 and so many amazing donors helped us get to that number in record time! A very good “problem” to have.
With that said, we are still looking for support around service delivery, funds for things like sanitizer, gas for our delivery drivers, snacks for our volunteers, wrapping paper and tags….
Here are three additional ways you can still be part of bringing holiday spirit to those in need through our Adopt-A-Family program:
VOLUNTEER! This is an AMAZING weekend giving back to families in need!
Sign up to volunteer on the links below!
Saturday, December 5 – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054aaeac2da6f58-kinette2
Sunday, December 6 – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054aaeac2da6f58-kinette3
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
You can donate operating funds to the Adopt-A-Family program by visiting our PayPal Link
100 % of ALL donations received will support this program and the hundreds of families we help each Christmas! Thank you!
Please be assured that no funds are allocated to salaries/wages as this essential program is entirely volunteer-run.
DONATE GIFT CARDS
You can 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 www.fundscrip.com and click on “support a group” and enter 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 Dec 3, 2020.
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).
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 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 have any questions, please email us!
If requested, charitable tax receipts are provided in conjunction with the Kinsmen Club of Calgary Foundation – Charitable registration number 84932 5113 RR0001