Nov 17, 2020 UPDATE:  With many other Christmas Bureau’s not offering sponsorship programs during the pandemic, the Surrey Christmas Bureau has had an overwhelming response to our Adopt a Family program this year.  We are pausing new AAF sponsorship applications at the moment to allow time for our AAF team to catch up with making matches. Once we do, we will resume accepting applications.  Please check back for updates.

If you would like to support the Christmas Bureau and do not want to wait for Adopt a Family sponsorship opportunities to resume, please consider donating directly to the Bureau here.  Your donation will go to support our Hamper program for the thousands of families who prefer to collect toys and hampers directly at our Toy Depot.



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.

We respect your privacy! That is why the Surrey Christmas Bureau has developed this Privacy Policy to specify guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.