Owl Be Home for Christmas
Dr Gordon Court of AB Environment and Sustainable Resource Development...
Bridget Ryan’s Christmas Cabaret & Art Auction
Bridget Ryan and Jason Carter transform the main theatre into...
15th Annual Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon
The 15th Annual Face Off Against Hunger Luncheon, proudly presented...
33rd Annual Christmas Bureau Breakfast
Dentons Canada LLP, in partnership with The Westin Edmonton and...
Providing a Festive Meal to Edmonton Families in Need
· 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
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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.