Christmas 2011 was truly a time of giving! About 340 people were served by Closer to Home’s Adopt-A-Family program, including 97 different families and 205 children.
More than $83,000 was raised to buy gifts and hampers for families in need. The generosity of community donors allowed us to help fulfill the Christmas wish lists of the 20 young people in our Teaching Group Homes.
A special thank-you goes to the students and teachers of the Calgary Academy, who raised more than half of the funds and in-kind donations! This community-minded school provided food and gifts for many children and families at Christmas. Several of the donors delivered the hampers and gifts to the families we serve and, as a result, formed new friendships and connections.
Thank you to everyone who participated in making Christmas 2011 such a special time for so many people!