Adopt-a-Family 2013 Launch
November 1, 2013
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so get your jingle bell rock on and have yourself a merry little Christmas! No, this is not an advertisement for a classic Christmas compilation CD. It is just a tiny fragment of our Christmas spirit here at Closer to Home and we want to share it with you. And what better way to launch our annual Adopt-a-Family program than to spread the excitement and anticipation we experience each winter as our office is transformed into something reminiscent of Santa’s Workshop (minus the elves)!
Every year we run the Adopt-a-Family program and every year we surpass our expectations with the help of generous members of our community who want to spread the Christmas spirit to families who need a helping hand during the holidays. It has been a tough year for many families in Calgary and surrounding communities and it is likely that we will receive more family referrals to the program this year. Last year we were able to help 139 families have a merrier Christmas with the contributions of gifts and grocery gift cards from local individuals, families and businesses. That’s a total of 588 people helped, 351 of which were children. That is also a 72.9% increase (from 2011). And we expect those numbers to increase again this year.
The process is simple:
- Click here for the Donor Application Form
- Submit your completed Donor Application Form to our office using one of the methods indicated on the form
- We will match you with a family based on the criteria you list on your Donor Application Form
- We send you your adopted family’s wish list
- You go shopping!!
Follow the links to:
- Adopt-a-Family Donor Application Form – (pdf 108 KB) or (doc 222 KB)
- Adopt-a-Family Frequently Asked Questions – (pdf 65 KB)
- Tax Receipt Request Form – (pdf 99 KB) or (doc 230 KB)
We are so lucky to live in such a prosperous city and we know that we will be able to meet the growing need with your amazing support. If you, your family and friends, or your workplace are interested in participating in Closer to Home’s Adopt-a-Family 2013 program, follow the links above for more information. If you have any other questions, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-543-0550 ext 251.