The 2023 Adopt a Family Program application process is now open.  Client applications will begin in October. We will do our best to match clients with the sponsor applications according to date received, so get those sponsor applications in early!

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Adopt a Family sponsor.  Sponsoring a family is a fantastic way to share the spirit of the season and has become a treasured Christmas tradition for so many sponsor families and businesses! Applications for the 2023 season are now open.  Please note that our application system for client registration does not begin until mid October, we will be matching families with Adopt a Family sponsors both in the order that the sponsorship applications are received and in accordance with the size of family preference indicated on your application.  You will be notified of your family match both by telephone and email as soon as you are matched.

If you are a business interested in sponsoring more than one family, you may want to consider sponsoring a large family instead. We often have large families that wish to participate in the program but the budget required for such a project is out of reach for most of our sponsor families and may be more attainable for a business.  Have a chat with your team and let us know.

Thank you for your patience!

Attention 2023 Sponsors: 

For an official tax receipt, mail this AAF In Kind Tax Receipt Request form and all original receipts.  PLEASE NOTE we must have your request for an  In Kind tax receipt form with the accompanying purchase receipts submitted to our office no later than February 28, 2024. 

No time to shop but still want to sponsor a family?  No problem!  You can also virtually sponsor a family, we will take care of the toys and you can sponsor a family’s Hamper which supplies those all important, special holiday meals!  Rates are as follows:

Family of Two:  $140
Family of Three:  $160
Family of Four:  $180
Family of Five:  $200
Family of Six:  $220
Family of Seven and above:  $240

Donate HERE to Virtually sponsor a family now and receive an immediate tax receipt!



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.

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.

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