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Providing a Festive Meal to Edmonton Families in Need
Ways to Donate
* Donate online
· Hold a fundraiser at your office, school, church or club
Who We Help
Many clients turn to the Christmas Bureau for a year or two for help during a difficult time. Some have lost their jobs or faced a medical crisis that has left them unable to work. Some, particularly single parents, have returned to school to improve their family’s circumstances. Some have moved to Canada for a better life but struggle with the costs of settling in a new city. And some, especially seniors and Edmonton’s working poor, face a day-to-day battle to meet their needs on a fixed- or low-income.
We work with over 100 social service agencies who refer their clients to the Christmas Bureau. Non-denominational and available to all in need, we provide a one-stop application process for Edmontonians in need of a festive meal, toys for children under 12 (630 CHED Santas Anonymous) and teen gift cards (Edmonton Sun Adopt-A-Teen Program). Learn more about the Christmas Bureau here.
Established in 1940, the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton is a registered non-profit organization with a 74-year tradition of providing a festive meal to Edmontonians in need.
In 2013, our generous donors provided a festive meal for 13,428 families, 2,676 seniors and 5,653 singles and couples without children.