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Holiday Helpers Program

holiday helper programHelp this Christmas season
Several organizations work together to provide Christmas support to residents in the Foothills region. Please contact them for guidelines on eligibility and how to apply for assistance or make a donation.
‘Tis the Season for Sharing
How can you help families in need? Make a donation!
With generous community support we hope to make the holidays brighter for 65 local families who have registered for the program. It takes $150 to sponsor one person and our fundraising goal is $25,000 to help all those who have registered. Donations will be accepted until December 20th, and tax receipts are available for all personal donations. 100% of your donation supports local families.
Help us reach our goal of $25,000 this year!
**Donations will be accepted until December 20.Please make cheques payable to the Town of Okotoks.

How to donate:

1. Mail a cheque :
Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre (OHFRC)
11 Cimarron Common
Okotoks, AB T1S 2E9
2. Drop off cash, cheques, or gift cards:
local gas, grocery store, movie theatre, restaurant, or rec centre gift cards, in $25 or $50 increments, are accepted at OHFRC.
Office Hours: weekdays between 9am & 12pm or 1pm & 4pm

3. Phone in a donation:
The Okotoks Recreation Centre is accepting credit card donations at 403-938-8954. Or stop by to make a payment at Client Services the next time you are at the Recreation Centre!

More Information on Donating or Registering:

* Fundraising posters are available for businesses or organizations that wish to support this program *
Holiday Assistance
Need support this holiday season?
Are you worried about the extra expenses of the upcoming holiday season? The Holiday Helper program is here to provide assistance with basic needs – including utility bill payments, groceries, and transportation. Families may apply in person at the Family Resource Centre (located in the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre). NEW income guidelines apply and are available at http://www.ohfrc.org/
* Please note this program is available to residents of Okotoks only. Non-residents, please enquire about other services available.

Application Dates:
The deadline has now passed for applying to the Holiday Helper program for assistance.
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Here's a full description of all the local programs that are here to help support families in need this holiday season.