We’ve received many stories over the years, from businesses and volunteers making a difference to clients that have received our support. Browse the stories below and get ready to be inspired!

Narmin’s Story

Narmin’s Story

My commitment to volunteerism was borne of parental expectations; however, I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s assertion that “one of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no person can help another without he

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Daisy’s Story

Daisy’s Story

The Christmas Bureau has been very near and dear to my heart since I was a very little girl.

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Carla’s Story

Carla’s Story

My name is Carla. I want to thank the Christmas Bureau for all the help they do in the community. I was a past participant that has used the Christmas Bureau a few years back.

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Elaun’s Story

Elaun’s Story

For almost 20 years, Elaun has donated money at Christmas Bureau desks in Edmonton’s malls. “If I had an extra $20 in my pocket, I’d drop it in the donation box at their table,” she says. “That was my own personal Christmas t

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Cheyenne’s Story

Cheyenne’s Story

It was a mere four days before Christmas when Cheyenne’s family had moved again. To ensure that she was always able to provide for her family, Cheyenne’s mom was forced to get creative.

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Caron Transportation Systems’ Story

Caron Transportation Systems’ Story

For more years than he can count, Bruno Muller, President of Caron Transportation Systems, has been supporting the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton.

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Marion’s Story

Marion’s Story

Marion’s time with the Christmas Bureau began 13 years ago, after a friend had suggested that she would be “an awesome volunteer.”

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Samuel’s Story

Samuel’s Story

Samuel has been working as a food counter attendant for eight years, first arriving to Canada in 2008 as a temporary foreign worker.

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Maria’s Story

Maria’s Story

Maria hadn’t anticipated being in this situation.

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BMO Nesbitt Burns’ Story

BMO Nesbitt Burns’ Story

BMO Financial Group has a long-standing employee charitable giving tradition providing support to local charities as chosen by the employees themselves.

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Kelsi’s Story

Kelsi’s Story

You’re staring at all the toys in the house thinking, “there’s a birthday party right around the corner—where on earth am I going to put even more toys?”

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Peter’s Story

Peter’s Story

Peter has been involved with the Christmas Bureau, in many volunteer capacities, since the mid-90s.

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