Dec 3, 2020 UPDATE: The Adopt a Family Sponsorship application is now closed. Thank you so much for your interest! We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of the community this year and now have enough sponsors for the families participating in the program.
If you missed the chance to sponsor, we still need your support! We need toys! You can drop off toys to our Toy Depot at 13853 – 104 Ave in Surrey. We particularly need gift cards for teenagers and toys for boys and girls age 9 – 12.
We also welcome financial donations which you can make via the Donate page on this website or pop by and see us at the Toy Depot to drop off a cheque or cash. Funds raised go to help our Hamper program which provides nearly $175,000 worth of grocery gift cards to families in need every year.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Imagine the worry that parents feel when they must choose basic necessities over a Christmas meal or special toy.
The Surrey Christmas Bureau Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program matches individuals, businesses, and other organizations with a family in need that has children under the age of 18. Each year we seek support from 1,000 sponsors so that every family and child in Surrey can celebrate Christmas.
The AAF Program is indeed active for Christmas 2020! We are encouraging sponsors to deliver their gifts and hampers using socially distanced practices such as arranging a time for the drop off and deliver contact-free (just like food deliveries do now) by ringing the doorbell, backing up to the sidewalk and waving from a distance as you wish the family a Merry Christmas. Have fun with it – be creative – maybe sing a few carols or dress up like an elf!
By becoming an AAF sponsor, you, agree to provide a Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as gifts for the family you are matched with.
Our guidelines and planning list will help you understand expectations and provide some ideas. If you would like to sponsor a family, please complete the sponsor application form or contact the AAF program at (604) 585-9670.
For an official tax receipt, mail this AAF In Kind Tax Receipt Request form and all original receipts.