Adopt a Family Program 2018

The generosity of the Grande Prairie Community supported gifts and a holiday meal to 26 single mother families in Grande Prairie and area. An estimated $13,469.00 worth of gifts went to 79 individual mothers and children. The process is simple: receive your adopt a families holiday wish list, make some holiday magic, and bring your gifts into Odyssey House.They can be delivered wrapped or unwrapped (mom’s love to wrap present for their children).

 

We hope to find groups and organizations willing to donate gifts and a grocery gift card to a family (a mother and her children) who otherwise may not be able to celebrate the holidays with a home cooked meal and gifts under their tree. We ask that you purchase gifts for both the children and the mother of the family along with a gift card for a grocery store, so they can purchase the ingredients for a Christmas meal. If you are interested in sponsorship, please see some guidelines below and let us know your preference so we can match you up with an appropriate family.

We recommend gifts valued between $75 – $150 for each child and approximately $150 for the mother of the family.

Family Size

 

Cost of Gifts Grocery Gift card value Total amount
Family of 2-3 people

(mother with 1-2 children)

$225-$450 $150 $375-$600
Family of 4-5 people

(mother with 3-4 children)

$375-750 $200 $575-$950
Family of 6+ people

(mother with 5 or more children)

$525-$900+ $250+ $775-$1150

We invite the community to get involved with out Adopt-a Family Sponsorship Program this Holiday Season. If you or your organization would like to get involved and sponsor a family in need, or have any questions about the program please contact our Administrative Receptionist. Nancy, can be reached by email at reception@odysseyhouse.ca or by phone at 780-538-1332 ext. 101. We are grateful for all the support we receive during the holiday season!