Although our donor registration deadline has now passed, you can still make a family in need smile this Christmas. Make a financial donation today and our volunteers will shop on your behalf!

‘Tis the season of giving! Last year, a record number of families in need were supported through Closer to Home’s annual Adopt-a-Family initiative. With Calgary’s economy struggling, our donors stepped forward to make sure their neighbours had a joyful Christmas.

Closer to Home is committed to supporting Calgary families throughout the year, whether they need help with emergency food hampers, money management, employment services, parenting courses, youth programs and more. But at Christmastime, the need for extra help becomes increasingly urgent.

You can put a smile on the faces of families in need this holiday season.

The process is simple:

Submit a financial donation and our volunteers will shop for a family on your behalf.

Step 1: Review the suggested gift value guidelines below and determine which family size you would like to support.

Step 2: Submit your financial donation here. (Note: All financial donations are eligible for a tax receipt.)

Step 3: After we receive your donation, we will match you with a family and send you information about the family you are helping.

Step 4: Our volunteer gift shoppers will shop for the family’s wish list items on your behalf.

Step 5: We will deliver the gifts to your family before Christmas Day!


Ready to get started? Click the link above to submit your financial donation.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Jessica at (403) 543-0550, Ext. 250, or


Are you a family looking to receive support this holiday season? Click here.