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Holiday Helpers Program

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Holiday Assistance
Need support this holiday season?
Are you worried about the extra expenses during 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 Okotoks Family Resource Centre (located in the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre)

November 12 - November 27
9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm

There are income limits, so please bring financial information, utility bills and identification. For program guidelines please view the Holiday Helper 2014 Income Guidelines (93 KB).

* Please note this program is available to residents of Okotoks only. Non-residents, please see the other community holiday support programs available below. 

‘Tis the Season for Sharing
How can you help families in need? Be a Holiday Helper!

You can help those in our community who are in financial need over Christmas by donating to the Holiday Helpers program. Last year this program raised over $32,000 and assisted 67 local families. With your donation we can do it again!

Help us reach our goal of $33,000 this year!
  • Donations will be accepted until December 19th
  • Tax receipts are available for all personal donations over $10 and will be mailed in January
  • 100% of your donation supports local families
 Holiday Helpers assists qualifying Okotoks residents with:

  • utility bill payments
  • grocery and/or gas gift cards
  • gift certificates for a family outing (movie, restaurant, or recreation
“Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children”.

How to donate:

1. Mail a cheque:
Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC)
11 Cimarron Common
Okotoks, AB T1S 2E9
Please make cheques payable to the Town of Okotoks

2. Drop off cash or cheques at: 
  • Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC), 11 Cimarron Common
    Office Hours: weekdays between 9 am & 12 pm or 1 pm & 4 pm

  • Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive
3. Phone in a donation:
The Okotoks Recreation Centre is accepting credit card (Visa or MasterCard) 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 *

Xmas Tree
Help 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.
Other Community Holiday Support Programs

Want to help?
Here's how you can help those in need around the community

Need help?
Here's a full description of all the local programs that are here to help support families in need this holiday season.