The Adopt-A-Family program partners families in need with community
donors at holiday time.
Through the generosity of these donors, we are able to provide them gifts and grocery gift cards. Donors receive a wish list from their "adopted" family and then purchase and deliver the unwrapped gifts to The Children's Foundation. We prepare them for delivery to the families.
Why do we exist?
Within Guelph and Wellington County, there are many families who are unable to afford the luxury of gifts and special treats during the holiday season.
Families are referred to the program by many social service agencies within Guelph and Wellington County. The families include independent-living teens, single moms and dads, children being raised by grandparents and low income two parent families.
How Adopt-A-Family Makes a Difference
- Lifts the spirits of local families at holiday time.
- Provides donors with actual wish lists from children so that each child receives gifts that are special to them.
- Gives the opportunity for families to have a wonderful holiday dinner, using the grocery gift cards.
- Enhances each donor’s holiday experience by giving to a family in their own community.
"You have lifted our spirit and shared with us the true meaning of Christmas. We are sincerely grateful.”