Adopt a Family

How it Works - Registration

Hope During Christmas

For many families, Christmas can be stressful. We want to TEAM UP WITH THE COMMUNITY to BRING HOPE and help families to provide a Christmas for their children.

Last year, our Adopt a Family program fed 180 families.  However, the need continues to grow, and through our Adopt a Family Program, you can bring smiles to families during the holiday season.

The Salvation Army’s Adopt a Family Program provides essential support to families during the Christmas season such as food hampers so families can enjoy a nutritious meal and new toys, so children wake up Christmas morning elated that Santa dropped by.



You can register for this program online.  Just scroll down to the registration form below. Next registration November 2024.

What is the responsibility of a Sponsor?

Sponsors must provide the following for their matched family:

  • Food for the day or gift cards for food (no fridge/freezer food)
  • One gift card for meat
  • At least Three (3) gifts per child: one (1) large and two (2) smaller gifts.
  • At least One (1) small gift per adult.
  • Anything extra that you would like to put in the hamper.
How much will Sponsoring a family cost?

Food OR gift cards for food:

  • Small (2 people) — $200ish
    • Must include a meat gift card for $35
  • Medium (3 to 5 people) — $250ish
    • Must include a meat gift card for $40
  • Large (6+ people) — $300ish
    • Must include a meat gift card for $45


Gifts for each child (total $150-$200ish)

  • One Large gift — $75-$100ish
  • Two smaller gifts — $25-$50ish
  • Gift for an adult — $25ish
I want to be a Sponsor! What do I do now?
  • You will need to complete the Registration Form below.
  • Once submitted, you will be contacted by email and will be provided with a “Matched Family” which will include the ages, genders, and gift wish list for the family.

Drop off dates:

  • Sunday, Dec 17th from 1pm to 3pm OR
  • Monday, Dec 18th from 8am to 12:30pm

Drop off location:

777 Ospika Blvd


We will do our best to honour the dates by which you need your match(es).  By Dec 8, every registration received prior to that time will have received their match(es).

For more information email: or phone: 250-564-4000 ext 7

Adopt a Family
Adopt a Family

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