Adopt a Family

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Closer to Home’s annual Adopt-a-Family initiative supports low-income families who would otherwise be unable to provide their families with a joyful Christmas.

Sign up to support a family by December 3rd!

I want to shop for a family!
I want to donate money!
I’m a family in need!

How does this work?

Review the Gift Value Guidelines

Review the Gift Value Guidelines

Determine the family size that best suits your budget based on our Gift Value Guidelines ($150 per family member, including gifts and groceries). These guidelines help ensure every family benefits equally from this initiative, and no family members are forgotten.

Submit your registration form or financial donation

Submit your registration form or financial donation

Once you have determined the family size you would like to be matched with, submit your donor registration form (if you would like to shop) or your financial donation (if you would like us to shop). Please submit your form by December 3rd in order to be matched with a family.

*Please note: All financial donations are eligible for a tax receipt. We are not able to provide tax receipts for in-kind donations of gifts.

Receive your adopted family’s wish list or information

Receive your adopted family’s wish list or information

Once you have submitted your registration form or financial donation, we will get to work on matching you up with your preferred family size. Once you are matched, we will contact you by email with your family’s wish list (if you are shopping) or with other information about your family (if we are shopping).

*Please note: All donors who are shopping for a family should receive their family’s wish list by December 6th or sooner. If you have submitted a financial donation, we will send you the information about the unique family you have been matched with by December 20th or sooner.

It’s time to shop!

It’s time to shop!

It’s time to hit the stores! Take your family’s wish list with you when you shop, and be sure to read our gift shopping tips!

If you are shopping, please ensure you complete your shopping and schedule a time to drop off your family’s gifts at Closer to Home (3507A 17 Avenue SW) before December 17th. Schedule your time here:

Gift delivery

Gift delivery

Once you have dropped off your gifts at Closer to Home, or our volunteers have completed the shopping on your behalf, our staff will put on their reindeer hats and ensure the gifts are delivered to your adopted family before Christmas Day!


Check out our FAQ
Email us

Or contact Jessica at (403) 543-0550, Ext. 250

Thank you to our sponsors

Lexus of Calgary
Pacific Canbriam Energy

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are currently accepting corporate sponsorships in support of Adopt-a-Family. Our sponsors ensure hundreds of local families can access Christmas support. Sponsorships provide Closer to Home with the ability to dedicate the necessary resources towards this important annual initiative, which runs alongside our regular year-round programming.

Contact Jessica at or (403) 543-0550, Ext. 250 to learn more about the different sponsorship opportunities.

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