Every Christmas, CUPS matches families in need with corporate and individual donors for the Adopt A Family program. This year, 161 families with a total of 340 children were adopted and over $41,000 was raised for CUPS Education programs.
No parent wants their child to go without, especially at Christmas. For the families we work with, who are living at or below the poverty line, making ends meet is a year-round battle.
Christmas can be an especially stressful for our families who struggle year-round to meet even basic needs, such as rent, utilities and groceries. For many, the dilemma at Christmas becomes whether to buy food and gifts for their family while falling behind on bills or to not spend money and have very, very little for Christmas festivities. It is not difficult to imagine the pain of such decisions for parents. And, it is heart breaking to think of the sadness of children who face such realities.
Fortunately, you have changed this for the parents and children you sponsored. Due to the generosity of people like you, a total of 161 families were adopted through CUPS Adopt a Family program this year. As a result of your caring, these families will be able fully celebrate Christmas. Because of you, the Christmas wishes of 340 vulnerable children have come true.
Please click here to view the CTV Adopt A Family Interview.
Please click here to read the Calgary Herald article about the Adopt A Family program.