What is Adopt-A-Family?

The Adopt-A-Family Program matches donors with families in need in order to make Christmas shine a little brighter. Families are referred by social service agencies who have identified they are in need. With the jolly determination of Santa and his Elves, we will still be bringing hope and joy this holiday season, although it will look a little different with a gift card model due to Covid restrictions.

*While Adopt-A-Family is a Christmas holiday program, it is open to people of all backgrounds and traditions.

 GiftsThanks to the generosity of the community, we have been able to match all 1,419 families currently referred!

We are no longer matching families to adoptive donors, however there are still ways you can help us prepare for the emergency referrals we will be receiving prior to the holidays.


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How you Can Help


You can make a CASH DONATION which we can pool together to purchase gift cards in bulk to support all families referred prior to the holiday break. 

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You can donate GIFT CARDS that we can also pool together to support families. CLICK HERE to see what gift cards are most needed and how to donate.


Groups wishing to collect cash and/or gift cards donations, can CLICK HERE to find out more information, including how you can set-up an online group donation page.


Have Questions? Contact our team of Adopt-A-Family Elves by emailing or calling Santa's Workshop at 519-829-0855



Program Partners

Thank you to our Adopt-A-Family partners that help make this program possible year over year.




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