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 email us!
A heartfelt thanks to the many generous Calgarians who allowed 350 families ( more than 1500 individuals) to be adopted this year. The impact of your gifts of essential food hampers ( gift cards), and thoughtful gifts have brightened so many lives in these exceptionally challenging times.
A special thank you to our financial supporters and in-kind donors who allowed us to execute a successful program with the increased operational demands created by Covid -19.
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!
A Note on Tax Receipts For 2020 Donors:
Please note all tax receipts will be sent out by no later than February 28, 2021. Please do not inquire about tax receipts prior to this date.
Donor registration for 2021 will begin October 1, 2021. If you would like to be added to the donor registration list ( if you have not been a donor before), please email us with your first and last name and the best email address to reach you at.
We accept cash donations and offers of in-kind services for Adopt-A-Family all year round. To offer an in-kind service for next year’s program, please email us. 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!
Gift Card Donors:
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, 2021.
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 participating in a social program of some variety within that agency. If you are a family looking to be referred in 2021 and are not yet working with an agency please phone 211 to be directed to social agencies that fit the needs of your family. Agency referrals will open October 2021.