Published on November 21st, 2016

5th Annual Drive To Support Adopt-A-Family!

“The Adopt-A-Family Program matches donors with families in need in order to make Christmas shine a little brighter.” –

This year there are over 900 families who are registered through the
Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington. Last year Royal City Realty collected pajamas and books to contribute to the Adopt-A-Family Program. This year, we are happy to participate again to make wishes come true for the families in our area who are in need.

This year, instead of pajamas, we are collecting:

Winter Wear

  • Winter wear for all ages
  • Waterproof mittens and gloves to keep hands warm and dry
  • Scarves for bundling up on cold Winter days
  • Hats to keep Jack Frost away from little ears
  • Warm socks to keep everyone’s toes toasty


  • Activity books to entertain busy minds
  • Box sets so avid readers can dive into a new world
  • Robert Munsch, because everyone loves his stories
  • Richard Scary stories so families can enjoy the animals of Busytown
  • I Spy books which are both fun and beautiful
  • Where’s Waldo books, because he’s always getting lost and needs to be found
  • Colouring books for the artists out there
  • Gift cards for Chapters so readers can explore all different genres

The next time you’re out shopping, remember to pick up an item or two for the drive. Our donation deadline is December 5.

2015 Facts

  • 2,053 children and youth received personalized gifts based on their needs and wishes, thanks to 907 donor groups.
  • 934 families were referred to the program by 145 social workers.
  • 52% of the families were referred by Family & Children’s Services, the Community Resource Centre in Fergus, or the Canadian Mental Health Association.(source: Children’s Foundation)

Let’s make a difference!

Read past Thank You notes from the families who have received gifts.

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