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The Airdrie 1st Club, would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has given to our Holiday Hamper Program in the past.

All of your donations have helped us to make the Holiday Season better for our clients.

Our organization is volunteer run and therefore 100% of your donations go to the people we help.

How Can I Help

Instead of the groceries that we normally receive from donations and our City wide food drive, we are asking for Grocery Store gift cards. Holiday Hampers this year will be a combination of grocery store gift cards, fresh produce, toys, gift cards/certificates preferably from Local Companies and entrepreneurs for the families/individuals to use for supplementary food/present buying.

Sponsor a Family

This year, we will be providing gift cards and some toys for kids in families for our qualified recipients. We are requesting that donors purchase the following for a "Holiday Hamper": 

  • A Holiday Treat (ie. Chocolates)
  • Gifts Cards for Presents (as per family requests) 
  • Grocery Gift Cards (varies by family size)
  • Wrapping Supplies

Sponsors may be companies, organizations, individuals and families. If your budget allows please consider sponsoring a larger family or several smaller ones. Or perhaps you have the budget for one gift card or a small monetary donation, every little bit helps. We count on our sponsors to make this program happen.

As a sponsor you will need to drop off your hamper by no later than December 12th, 2023. Find out how by emailing We are happy to have a Hamper Depot this year for convenient drop off of completed Hampers. The address will be provided with your Sponsor Package. 


Monies received are used to purchase gift cards / gifts for the hampers. Cash donations are accepted by mail. Donations can also be accepted through ATB Cares. E-transfer is another method by donations are gratefully accepted, email: All financial donations of $20.00 or more are eligible for an Official Tax Receipt.

Every little bit helps when it comes to ensuring that parents who are struggling can provide a happy holidays for their children. We usually run short on gifts/gift cards for adults and teens, and seniors. Please consider purchasing gift cards specifically with them in mind.

Refer to the Donations section on the FAQ for Sponsors page for more information.

Thank you for considering donating to our program. Anyone wishing to donate, gift cards or toys would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us for pick-up by emailing

Please support as many Airdrie and surrounding businesses as possible.

  • Grocery Stores
  • Cross Iron Mills Mall Gift Cards – Great for anyone on our list
  • Local Restaurants – Great for seniors and parents
  • Toy Store Gift Cards – Great for younger children
  • Fast Food Restaurants – Great for teenagers
  • Spa Gift Certificates – Great for Moms and teenagers
  • Nail Salon Gift Certificates – Great for Moms and teenagers
  • Hair Salon Gift Certificates - Great for all adults and teenagers
  • Family Activity Gift Cards, Example: Movie Theater, Bowling, Kids Indoor Play Space Facilities, etc.
  • Clothing Stores – Great for anyone on our list
  • Hardware stores – Great for all adults
  • Local Garden Centres – Great for all adults


What is in a Holiday Hamper?

Gift cards for groceries or gifts, a christmas treat, gifts for kids, and wrapping suppies. A formal list will be supplied when you apply to be a sponsor, needs may vary based on family size.

Where do I bring my Holiday Hamper?

The Hamper Depot location provided in Sponsor PAckage.

Can I remain anonymous?

Yes, we respect the wishes of our Sponsors to remain anonymous if they desire.

What if my family or company wants to spend more than the recommended amount on the Gift Card Package?

We will be pleased to accept any amount of gift card donations you have, we anticipate a large increase of applicants needing a Hamper this year, so the more we get the more people we can help.

I would like to contribute, but can't afford to sponsor a family.

We recognize that not everyone is able to adopt-a-family, and we greatly appreciate your willingness to help. Every donation towards our program counts - whether it is a single gift card or $10.00 in cash. Please feel free to give any size of donation.

Can I specify the size of family and children's ages of the family I wish to sponsor?

Yes, we do our best to match sponsor wishes with families

Will I receive an income tax receipt?

Official Tax receipts are also available for All financial donations of $20.00 or more. Tax Receipts are also available for all parts of the Holiday Hamper (gifts and gift cards) provided that you complete the "downloadable Tax Receipt Form" and submit the original store receipts at the time you drop off your package.

Where can I make a cash donation to the Airdrie 1st Christmas Hamper Program?

Monetary donations are accepted by mail or e-Transfer to Donations can also be accepted through ATB Cares.

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P.O. Box 80102
Downtown RPO
Airdrie, Alberta
T4B 2V8
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