Holiday Hampers

For some families, the holiday season can be a particularly difficult and stressful time. Together, with your support, we can make this time as special as possible for the families we serve at Westcoast.

Every year, our donors support Westcoast Family Centres clients by providing hampers full of essential gifts for children and parents. In 2022, more than 60 Sponsors shopped, wrapped, and donated over 144 Holiday Hampers for Westcoast Families. We are so grateful!

If you or your organization would like to offer support but don’t have the time to purchase all the gifts, you can also donate cash towards a hamper and someone else will do the shopping for you OR you can buy individual items from our Amazon Wishlist.

There are three ways to get involved:

Sponsor a Family

Purchase, wrap, and drop off a gift hamper for a local family in need.

All families are unique and special. Westcoast families are often low-income, high-risk and in need of extra support for growth – you will be sponsoring a family who is working with us to reach their full potential.

From hygiene products to toys, to a new winter jacket – no matter the size of your contribution, your donation will help make this holiday season special for a WFC family in need.

We sincerely appreciate your interest and support in our Holiday Hampers program, check back in Fall 2024 to sign up!

Shop our Amazon WishList

Simply select an item, purchase it, and it’ll ship right to Westcoast to be distributed to families.

We put together a list of Special Items to make a family’s holiday season extra spectacular. Folks may need these items because they’ve just moved to Canada and can’t afford to furnish it; they want to find ways to keep their kids active and entertained; or they’ve experienced serious hardship and trauma and could use a way to make their lives a bit easier.

These items can be found on our Amazon Wishlist. Simply purchase the item and it will be shipped directly to us — no gift wrapping or driving required!

Tax receipts are only available for cash donations.

Donate a Cash Gift

Donate the funds and leave the shopping to us!

Donations are accepted year-round and will be used to directly support Westcoast families during the holiday season. Westcoast staff and volunteers will use these funds to purchase hampers for any families that weren’t sponsored by the community.

Tax receipts will be distributed automatically for all fund donations received. 

Where Does Your Support Go?

Our families receive family-centered services that focus on strengthening the family as a whole while keeping the well-being of the child at the center of everything we do. Westcoast’s services include counseling, supervised parenting, preservation and reunification services, and more.


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We appreciate the hampers because it helped us so much. Since living in Canada, we’ve never received such generous Christmas gifts and gift cards for food.  The children so excited and almost couldn’t wait until Christmas Eve to open their gifts. Mom is shopping to make Christmas dinner using the gift cards given to her from the hampers. A big thank you to the sponsor! 


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For a few years we didn’t buy any new clothes until we received the Christmas Hampers. Thank you for the new clothing and all the Christmas’s gifts for my family.


Holiday Hamper Champions

We would like to extend our gratitude to all individuals and organizations for supporting WFC families during the holiday season.

Thank you to our Holiday Helpers of 2023

Last year, we had more than 60 Holiday Helpers that directly shopped, wrapped, and donated over 144 Holiday Hampers this season!

Donate Today

Cash gifts allow us to go above and beyond for families, helping them to reach their full potential even faster.

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Get Involved

We can’t do this work alone! There are several opportunities to get involved with Westcoast and support families-in-need across the lower mainland.

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