Adopt a Family

Make a difference to a local family in need this holiday season with BGCCVI's Adopt a Family Holiday Hamper program!

With the holiday season comes joy, family, and friends. But for many BGCCVI families, the holiday season can bring extra financial stress and worries.

We know that many of our families are struggling with the increased cost of living, work difficulties, and other challenges. Families are being forced to stretch their dollars further than ever, and providing holiday meals or gifts to their children may be an impossible task. Other families may need to decide between a holiday dinner or holiday gifts. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed! That is why we created the BGCCVI Adopt a Family – a holiday hamper program that provides our very own BGCCVI families in need with hampers that contain a full holiday meal for their whole family and a little something extra to help them through this time, provided by generous individuals, businesses, and community organizations in and around our communities of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Parksville, and the Comox Valley.

What We'll Provide

We’re close with our BGCCVI families! Our staff, leaders, and supervisors have the honour of getting to know our Club families throughout the year, and have been able to identify and nominate families that may benefit from additional support during the holiday season. These families may include single parents, low-income families, or families with other barriers to providing a holiday meal.

We’ll provide our families with a holiday hamper filled with food, fixings, gift cards, and supplies to provide a healthy and delicious holiday meal. Hampers may include items like fresh fruit and vegetables, side dishes, a turkey or ham, pantry items like cereal and breads, and a dessert item. Families will receive their holiday hamper as an exciting surprise gift from BGCCVI sponsors, just in time for the holiday!

How it Works

Make your donation

Take a look at our adoption levels below. You can choose to adopt a youth, small family, medium, family, or large family, or to make a general donation to the Adopt a Family program.

We'll do the shopping

We’ll utilize two of our amazing community supporters to supply food and gift cards to our families. The best part- no additional shopping or work for you to take care of!

Hampers delivered to families

Once everyone’s hampers are created, BGCCVI staff and volunteers will hand-deliver the hampers to families in need, just in time for the holiday season.

We need your help!

You can help us provide a holiday season to remember for children, youth, and families on Vancouver Island! Here’s what comes next:


  1. Determine the size of family you’d like to sponsor (see chart to left). If you’d like to donate more or less, that’s great too- just let us know!
  2. Make your donation no later than Monday, December 19 at 5pm. Donations are tax-free and receipts will be provided!
  3. Our team will use donations and our community connections to fill the hampers with food and supplies that our families have requested.
  4. Hampers will be delivered to BGCCVI families just in time for the holidays!

Fill out the form below to get started!

We’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you for supporting BGCCVI!