The Adopt-A-Family program matches families in need in our community with donors. Social or community workers are welcome to refer families in need to our program, provided their agency has signed a Memo of Understanding with us. Here are some key details:

  • Families must be referred by a social worker or other professional working in an agency or community organization. Families cannot apply directly.
  • Once we have confirmed your agency as a referring agency, we can provide you with the information needed to begin making referrals. Please note: we begin taking referrals early October and need to have the majority of referrals in by early November.
  • To ensure that we are supporting as many families as possible by not duplicating efforts, we will be cross-checking referrals with the Christmas Holiday Bureau, managed by The Salvation Army. For more information on this process, please click HERE.

Our Adopt-A-Family Program runs from an offsite location (different from our main CFGW office) for the months of October through December.  CLICK HERE to see more information about location & hours.

We would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Call 519-826-9551 ext 28 (January-October) or 519-829-0855 (October-December) or by email at