Sandi #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Mom’s Unbelievably Good Brussels Sprouts!
Gil ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... my aunt Pat’s sausage rolls ... She died several years ago and I commemorate her by having a Christmas drop
sonic102.9 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... It’s a Wonderful Life
SUNAllisonSalz @ChristmasBureau Close! I do love pie. But I can’t live without stuffing. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
Oil_Foundation Kevin Lowe & the #OilersLadies are proud to once again be the honorary co-chairs of the @ChristmasBureau. Please support this worthy cause!
bingofuel #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout coffee and baileys on xmas morning!
Trevor Robb @ChristmasBureau #itwouldntbeXmaswithout Egg nog & Rum :) I had to be honest....Haha
Carla #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout me and my kids watching White Christmas curled up on the couch, with a blanket & popcorn. #Greatful #xmas #family
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ..... eggnog. Anthony from @albertateachers
Barb #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... Pierogies - lots of them. A main staple of Ukrainian meal at Christmas time.
Kim #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... family, especially grandkids!
gawronskiang @ChristmasBureau you bet! #ItWouldntBeXmas Without ... homemade perogies - sour cream on the side :)
Christmas Bureau A big thanks to @BDO_Canada and its staff for supporting us this year! #itwouldntbexmaswithout
Christopher Weiss #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... shortbread (it reminds me of my grandmother).
Christmas Bureau "ItWouldntBeXmasWithout the amazing creative gift from @calderbateman. #thankyou #grateful #amazing #creative
Matt Bell #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... my Mom’s classic stuffing. There’s a special way she makes it and no one does it better in my eyes!
Bruce, Copper Jackets #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... helping the Christmas Bureau through the Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon.
Kevin Lowe, Honorary Campaign CoChair #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. Please support this worthy cause.
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .. @CityofEdmonton Fire Rescue accepting @ChristmasBureau donations.
Wendy Batty, Executive Director #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... our great volunteers. Thank you for your support and dedication.
sonic1029 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Rick Lee
This Bird’s Day @ChristmasBureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout MY FAMILY and our three crazy cats!
Robert #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... ripple chips and dip.
Stuart #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... Take out Chinese food for Christmas evening.
Willie #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... appetizers, snacks and watching "It’s A Wonderful Life".
Christmas Bureau This is what cookie decorating is all about! More in the tummy then on the cookie!!! #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
blarg_is_blarg I know it’s not for everyone, but for me #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout chocolate oranges!
Christmas Bureau @GarageCondos Thanks for the call out. Comes at a good time for us. At 15% of our goal. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout
hollieonthespin #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... gingerbread cake! #yummy
Christmas Bureau @calderbateman @rothandramberg Thank you both for the amazing work. It is a fun campaign! #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout food on the plate! #yeg
Christmas Bureau @Oil_Foundation, #CopperJackets - #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... your support. Thanks for all you do!
Sharon #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ….. made from scratch Christmas pudding and lemon sauce.
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... turkey. Here @albertateachers. #thankyou for your support
RobWilliamsCTV Tradition themed @ChristmasBureau campaign ..we chat w/ Wendy Batty & @EdmontonOilers Pres Kevin Lowe @ 6:52 #itwouldntbexmaswithout #yeg
Leeann #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... perogies.
chelseabird3 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout a #GingerBradPaisley gingerbread house!! @CISNCountry go team!!
Christmas Bureau @GarageCondos Thanks for the mention. #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout your support. #appreciative #thankful
Christmas Bureau @MLAA_Edmonton A big thank you for your support at this year’s Christmas Luncheon! #itwouldntbexmaswithout
Christmas Bureau #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout .... scalloped potatoes and family. Taylor
sonic1029 #ItWouldntBeXmasWithout ... Chocolate

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Providing a Festive Meal to Edmonton Families in Need

Christmas is a time of caring and sharing, a time for family and friends. For 74 years, we have worked to make sure every Edmontonian in need enjoys a festive meal at Christmastime — warming hearts one plate at a time. Please help us provide families, seniors and individuals in need in our community with the means to serve up their own traditions:
· Donate today to help us reach our goal of providing for 65,000 Edmontonians
Hold a fundraiser at your office, school, church or club
Sponsor a hamper for a family, senior or individual in need
Volunteer to help at our donation desks or events
· Share our messages on 
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Last year alone, we provided food hampers or food gift cards for 62,000 Edmontonians in need with the support of our generous donors, partners and team of over 500 volunteers. As Edmonton’s Christmas charity, we truly are about neighbour helping neighbour during the festive season.

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.

What our clients say

“I just want to thank you for helping me to feel hope this first Christmas since my husband passed away.”

“No one expects to fall on hard times, but it’s nice to know if it ever happens, Edmonton has organizations like the Christmas Bureau to help you out. Thank you for making that one Christmas where I needed help a truly special one.”

"I am so grateful for your organization and the work you do. Thank you so much for this little extra at Christmas when it means so much.”


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.

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