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Adopt a Family 2015

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Help us Bring Holiday Cheer to a Family This Year

Every year approaching Christmas, YMCA Calgary helps many families from our YMCA programs by coming together to purchase gifts for families in need.

This week, you will see different displays pop up in each YMCA branch. The displays will contain details about each family (genders and ages) and a listing of their needs and suggested gift ideas.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Check the display for each family’s needs or gift suggestions
2. Take the tag(s) that describes the item you would like to donate.
3. Buy the gift(s).
4. Bring your tag and unwrapped item to Member Services.
5. YMCA staff will wrap and deliver gifts to the families in time for Christmas.

The families the YMCA helps are gathered from several Community YMCA Programs including YMAP (YMCA Achievement Program), Aboriginal Programs and Services, LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), and Outreach.

Thanks very much for helping out in your community and let the spirit of giving begin!

For more information or to donate, contact your YMCA Branch today.

*Please note: All 2015 Adopt a Family families have been selected.

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Adopt a Family 2014 in Full Swing

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It’s that time of year! Tis the season to celebrate the joy of giving from the heart. Bring warm holiday cheer to children and families through the Adopt a Family program.

Each winter YMCA Calgary runs an Adopt a Family program for families in our community who need a little extra help during the holidays. It is an opportunity for our staff, members, and participants to provide meaningful gifts to families in need.

Help provide much needed items to children and their families by picking up a gift or two.

 

How does Adopt a Family work?

The Adopt a Family displays in each YMCA Calgary location have gift tags that list the age, gender, family, and a suggested gift item.

All you need to do is:

  1. Take a tag (or two!) that describe the gift items you’d like to purchase
  2. Go shopping
  3. Bring the unwrapped gift and tag back to your YMCA location by noon on December 15
  4. YMCA staff will then wrap and deliver the presents just before Christmas

It’s that easy!

 

These donations bring smiles to the faces of parents and children, providing happy holiday memories. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!

Thank you for your generosity!

For more information or to donate, contact your YMCA Branch today.

*Please note: All 2014 Adopt a Family families have been selected.

 


Our Sincere Thanks

Every year YMCA Calgary participates in the Adopt a Family program. This year, once again, your generosity astounded us.

Thank you for giving your time and care to purchasing gifts from families from our membership, childcare, and wider Calgary community. Our families received an abundance of gifts to put under their trees. From mittens and hats, winter coats and snowpants to grocery and movie theatre giftcards to art supplies and e-readers – children and parents unwrapped smiles and laughter this holiday season.

Your support filled needs in our community and brought joy to adults and kids alike. Thank you for playing a part in bringing holiday cheer to our neighbours and friends.

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Adopt a Family in Full Swing

Tis the season to celebrate the joy of giving from the heart. Bring warm holiday cheer to children and families through the Adopt a Family program.

Every year YMCA Calgary participates in Adopt a Family, allowing our staff, members and guests to provide meaningful gifts to families who need a little help during the holiday season. It provides much needed items to children and families in our community.

Every branch has family units listed by age and gender. The Adopt a Family displays in each branch have gift tags with the age, gender, family, and suggested gift item. All you need to do is take a tag, go shopping, and bring the unwrapped gift and tag back to your branch. YMCA staff will then wrap and deliver the presents just before Christmas.

These donations bring smiles to the faces of parents and children, providing happy holiday memories.

For more information or to donate, contact your YMCA Branch today.

Each branch has a deadline for gift drop-off:
Camp Chief Hector – December 16, noon
Crowfoot – December 19, noon
Eau Claire – December 19, noon
Saddletown – December 18, 10am
Shawnessy – December 9, noon (complete)
South Health Campus – December 19, 4pm

Thank you for your generosity!

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SADDLETOWNE YMCA ADOPT A FAMILY

This year the Saddletowne YMCA is “adopting” one family for our Christmas Adopt A Family program.  Every year at the YMCA, we like to give back to the community and this is just one of the ways we like to help out at Christmas time.  A family in need has been chosen, and we have put their Christmas wish list on tags hanging from the tree at the Member Services desk.    Please feel free to stop by and take a tag (which is a gift for the family) and drop all gifts off at the front desk by December 16, 2012.  Delivery of  all gifts and gift cards to the special family  will be made  just in time for Christmas!

T’is the season, and no gift is too small.  We sincerely hope we can make a family’s Christmas extra special this year.


‘Tis the Season to Adopt-A-Family!

Every year around Christmas time, YMCA Calgary helps many families from our YMCA programs by collectively coming together to purchase gifts and food for families in need.

How Can You and Your Family Help?

  1. Check the display board at YMCAs for each family’s needs or gift suggestions. Currently, you can still help out at Saddletowne YMCA and Crowfoot YMCA.
  2. Take the tag(s) that describes the item you would like to donate.
  3. Purchase the gift(s).
  4. Bring your tag and unwrapped item(s) to Member Services at Saddletowne and Crowfoot. Deadline is December 16.
  5. YMCA staff will deliver gifts to the families the following week.

How are the Families chosen?

The families the YMCA helps are gathered from several different branches of the YMCA. At branch level, through the Daycare or other programs, through Community YMCA Programs including YMAP (YMCA Achievement Program), Aboriginal Programs and Services, Kid’s Club, LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), and Outreach.

Thank-you for sharing the joy of the holidays and making this annual campaign of giving a success!


Need some new ideas for Gifts this Holiday Season?

Why not make a donation to our Annual Strong Kids campaign in someone’s name?  Help us keep a smile on these kids’ faces as we continue to offer community outreach and after school mentoring programs to over 2600 children & youth per year in the city of Calgary.  Go online today at www.ymcastrongkids.ca or call us at 403-781-1663 and we can help you make your gift.  Thank you!

 

 

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