‘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!


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