Thank you to all the donors who are rallying together to provide a special Christmas for families in Guelph and Wellington County. So far we have helped 1,152 families referred to the program, and it would not be possible to meet this growing need without your help!  

The Adopt-A-Family Program is winding down this week, however we still need help preparing for the emergency family referrals we will be getting right up to Christmas. Last year, we helped an additional 29 families in the week before Christmas so we want to be well-prepared for that again by stocking up on grocery and other gift cards. See options below or you can contact us at 519-829-0855 or to discuss donation options.

1. Purchasing Grocery and/or Gift Cards

Gift cards for groceries, drugstores, shopping malls, and department stores are in very high demand and are another great way to support the Adopt-A-Family program in an easy and convenient way. We are happy to accept the donation of grocery and gift cards at any time.

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CLICK HERE for more information about purchasing grocery and/or gift cards.   


2. Making a Cash Donation 

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Cash donations help us to off-set funds spent to ensure that every child receives gifts for the holidays and that every family has the grocery cards they need to enjoy a healthy, holiday meal. This includes emergency last-minute family referrals that we are not able to adopt out to a donor due to the timing. Cash donations also help to pay for "Santa's Supplies", because even Santa needs wrapping paper and garbage bags! 

CLICK HERE to donate securely online (select Adopt-A-Family on the drop-down menu for donation allocation). If you would prefer to make your donation in person, via mail or over the phone, please contact us at: The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington - 87 Waterloo Ave - Guelph, ON - N1H 3H6.  Email:  or call 519-826-9551 ext 26.  



Donor FAQs

Your outstanding questions may be addressed in our FAQs.

CLICK HERE to see our FAQs.