Annual General Meeting
The Christmas Bureau of Edmonton will be holding our Annual...
Providing a Festive Meal to Edmonton Families in Need
2013 Campaign Thank You
The Christmas Bureau of Edmonton’s mandate has remained the same since 1940 – to provide a festive meal to Edmonton families in need. As the diversity of Edmonton continues to grow, the contents of the festive meal may change, but the simplest of traditions - eating together - remains each year.
For our Christmas Bureau families this tradition of eating together would not be possible without the generous support of Edmonton and area residents, business and groups. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed and is truly appreciated.
Here are some quotes from our clients:
“Thanks to everyone for all the work done to give a number of families some Christmas joy.”
“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.”
“I honestly don’t know what to say other than thank you from the very bottom of my heart. If my life ever turns around, you can believe that my donations to the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton will be very generous like your hearts are.”
“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 organization like the Christmas Bureau to help you out. Thank you for making the Christmas I needed help a truly special one.”
How Your Donations Helped
As a connector of over 100 agencies we work to reduce duplication of services through the use of a database acting as a filter to ensure that clients are served once.
Clients have one application form to fill out for service by three Christmas charities thereby simplifying their process for receiving Christmas assistance.
The Christmas Bureau of Edmonton was able to provide the following festive meals because of donor generosity:
→ 12,430 families
→ 2,680 seniors
→ 5,660 singles and couples
Community Festive Celebrations:
38 organizations received financial assistance for food for their Community Festive Celebrations.
Funding for the Community Festive Celebration is provided for grass roots events which are primarily led, organized and run by volunteers and that bring together individuals and families that would not be able to celebrate the festive season otherwise.