This is a special program that was created within the Christmas Bureau in 1999 by a few good Edmontonians.
Upon the realization that there was no holiday program for youth in our city, it was essential to provide the support needed for all youth aged 13-17 years, since typical gift program age out at 12 years.
In the first year, several hundred teens received gifts - and since then the program has grown to almost 7000 youth.
Today, teens aged 13 to 17 years who apply for our services, whether as a family or independently, are eligible to receive a $50 gift card.
And with your help, we can support more than 7,500 youth this holiday.
My son was so happy to receive his gift card. He was very honored and shared it all with his younger cousins, because he felt they needed it more. He said "seeing my younger cousins happy is one of the greatest gifts I’ll ever get." As his parent, I could not be more proud of his gratitude and affection towards our family. Thank you so much.
We invite you to visit a place.
A place where all young adults and teenagers will be seen, heard, and supported.
That place is joy and it starts with you.