How Does Adopt-a-Family Work?
Every year during the holiday season, Moorelands Kids offers a uniquely personalized way for you to reach out to families in need.
Our Christmas Sharing program links a family, firm, or group with a family or families whose children have attended Moorelands Camp. Through your sponsorship or “adoption,” Moorelands Kids provides holiday gifts to low-income Toronto families whose children attend our programs and are struggling to make ends meet.
We provide you with gift-giving guidelines, information about the number of people in the family, the children’s ages and favourites (e.g. colours, music, authors, games) to ensure that gifts will be useful and cherished. You and your family or group members go shopping and deliver the gifts to us. We then organize times/dates for the families to pick up their gifts. Sign up today as we have a limited number of families available.
Sign up to Adopt a Family
Christmas Sharing – ANONYMITY
At Moorelands Kids we respect the unique worth and inherent dignity of the families we serve. That’s why our Christmas Sharing program is anonymous. If you wish to connect more closely with the family you are adopting, please feel free to include a special message to them. Moorelands will ensure the message is delivered. The message is meant as an opportunity, not as an expectation.
IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES:
We will assign you a date to drop off your gifts between December 3 – 5, 2018 according to the preference you list on your application.
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Help us be fair! It’s exciting to help others and sometimes we’re tempted to “make this Christmas the best ever”. Please be fair and follow the guidelines. Many recipient families know each other and all pick up their Christmas packages at the Moorelands Christmas “warehouse”. To the extent possible, we’d like our families to receive gifts of comparable value.
If you are inspired to do more please consider adopting an additional family or perhaps sponsor a child to attend another Moorelands’ program. See Programs
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