As of December 10, we are pleased to announce that all the families referred by our deadline have now been helped. We are now preparing to help any emergency referrals received up to the Christmas break, and you can help by donating grocery and gift cards or by making a cash donation. If you would like to help in this way, here is the information you will need:

Purchasing Grocery and/or Gift Cards

Gift cards for groceries, drugstores, shopping malls, and department stores are very much needed and are another great way to support the Adopt-A-Family program in an easy and convenient way. CLICK HERE if you would like more information about what is most needed at this time, and where to bring your doanted grocery and/or gift cards.

Making a Cash Donation 

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 things like wrapping paper and other "Santa's Supplies", because Santa always needs wrapping paper and bows! 

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 FAQ section.