Several local organizations provide Christmas support to residents in the Foothills region. View the list below for information on how to donate, what you can give or how you can volunteer. Please donate by December 2!
Christmas Support Programs
Where To Give This Christmas
Oilfields Food Bank: 403-612-1291
Christmas Meal Hampers. Donations of food and cash are gratefully accepted.
Okotoks Food Bank: 403-651-6629
Christmas Meal Hampers. Donations of food and cash are gratefully accepted. You may also choose to Adopt-a-Family.
Baby It’s Cold Outside: 403-660-3648
Toys and gifts for children - donations of new, unwrapped toys, gift cards and cash gratefully accepted. You may also choose to Adopt-a-Family. Volunteers needed!
The Salvation Army: 403-336-4387
Christmas Meal Hampers. Toys & gifts for children 18 and under. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards are gratefully accepted. Financial donations welcome. Volunteers needed!
Seniors Secret Service: 403-257-8339
Supporting isolated seniors throughout the Foothills. Donations of cash or gift cards.
High River FCSS: 403-652-8620
Donations of gifts, gift cards and cash for single/senior adults.
Magic of Christmas: 403-921-0588 | 403-803-3085
Christmas cheer and gifts to referred residents. Donations of cash and gift cards are appreciated or donate new, unwrapped toys For a list of drop-off locations in Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond and Turner Valley, please see our Facebook and Instagram page - @magicofchristmas
Shop of Wonders: @mycitycareokotoks
Private Christmas shopping experience for children, teens & parents. Donations of new, unwrapped toys or stocking stuffers. For a list of drop-off locations, please see our Facebook page.
Okotoks Family Resource Centre: 403-995-2626 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Help residents facing financial challenges the other 364 days of the year. Donations will fund emergency gas and grocery cards.
Rowan House Emergency Shelter: 403-336-9046 | email@example.com | rowanhouse.ca
Help bring holiday joy to families affected by domestic abuse. Donations can be dropped off at The Highwood Centre Clubhouse Room.
New, unwrapped gifts for children 18 and under in the Foothills can be dropped at the following locations. Please donate early (by December 3 if possible) to allow agencies time to inventory and distribute gifts.
*Teen gifts, gift cards and Lego are always in short supply.
BLACK DIAMOND: Pharmasave
BLACKIE: TraXside Studios
HIGH RIVER: Boston Pizza, Calgary Co-op, Canadian Tire, CIBC, High Country Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd, Dairy Queen, Home Hardware Building Centre, High River Library, Pet Valu, Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex, No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, Scotiabank, Sobeys High River, Western Financial Group, High River United Church, MiCell, Ramada Inn
OKOTOKS: CIR Realty Okotoks, Okotoks Today (Western Wheel), Okotoks Family Resource Centre, Yooneek Books, Source for Sports
TURNER VALLEY: Sheep River Library
Magic of Christmas
OKOTOKS: ATB, Fountain Tire, Village Lane Dental, Monkey Mountain, Papillon Medical Clinic, Fisher Crescent Retail, White Bull Clothing, Okotoks Art Gallery, OK Tire, The George, Okotoks GMC
HIGH RIVER: Dance Tech, Ward Tires
BLACK DIAMOND: ATB, Focus Fitness
TURNER VALLEY: Western Financial, HC Glassworks
Shop of Wonders
OKOTOKS: McFarlane Agencies, Eyes 360 Okotoks and High River, Momentum Physical Therapy, Toms House of Pizza, Foothills Cleaners, Loops Kid Consignment, Trident Autowash and Mainstreet Market.
Do You Need Help This Christmas?
Assistance is available for residents of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River, Okotoks and Foothills County.
Christmas Food Hampers
Contact your nearest foodbank:
- Oilfields Food Bank: 403-612-1291 | Register at oilfieldsfoodbank.com
- Okotoks Food Bank: 403-651-6629 | Register at okotoks.foodbank.ca
- The Salvation Army Foothills Community Ministries: 403-336-4387
Toys and Gifts
- The Salvation Army Foothills Community Ministries (for children 18-): 403-336-4387
- My City Care: 403-606-6812 | Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Baby it’s Cold Outside: 403-660-3648
The Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC) recognizes that families may need help the other 364 days of the year, and provides emergency gas and grocery cards for essential needs.
OFRC also runs programs to subsidize recreation fees, provide volunteer drivers for medical appointments, complete simple tax returns for low-income residents, and to help seniors and disabled residents with snow shoveling.
Consider making a tax-deductible donation to help fund these programs.