Many of you who are reading this can proudly declare you were a part of the community that helped 1097 of Abbotsford’s children experience the joy of Christmas!
In total almost 3000 people were helped this Christmas (2013) through the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau. Support from the community came through many avenues this Christmas: by sponsoring a family or senior, attending Ramada’s Toys for Tots, participating in a food or toy drive or attending a concert. You made a difference and we are so thankful!
The Christmas Bureau is a part of the Abbotsford Food Bank and has been helping families at Christmas for over 40 years in Abbotsford. In 2013 we were able to help 761 families and 121 seniors at Christmas.
Each year we match hundreds of families and seniors who are in need with groups, businesses, and individuals in the community who wish to share their generosity with those who need it most at Christmas. Be a part of spreading the knowledge that our community cares, and help bring great joy & hope to struggling families over the holidays.
Please find out how YOU can get involved this Christmas by sponsoring a family or senior or hosting an event to raise funds and collect toys for the Christmas Bureau!
Storys that inspire us:
“Extremely Emotional Visit”
We are a staff of 5 and this Christmas we chose to sponsor a family instead of buying each other gifts. We were matched with a single mom with one child. Two of us are single mothers ourselves who have benefitted from the Christmas Bureau in the past, for the other staff it was an eye-opening (and heart-opening) experience. As we arrived at the home, the young boy exclaimed, with joy, that God had sent us. It was an extremely emotional visit.
“Looking to give back during the Christmas Season”
My husband and I are new to the community, and were looking to give back during the Christmas Season. We found out about the family sponsorship for Christmas and really liked the idea. It was a simple process, and nice to be able to directly see where our money was going in terms of food and gifts for a family who need it.
Your Christmas Bureau Coordinators:
Phone: 604.859.5749 | Toll Free: 1.877.859.5749
33914 Essendene Ave.