[For RBC Employees Only]

Make a difference this holiday season!

In the spirit of the holidays, we invite you to participate in RBC’s Assist-a-Family program. Families for this program are selected by the Child Development Institute (CDI) and each family’s needs are identified by a caseworker.

100% of the donations and gifts go directly to families in need.

[For RBC Employees Only]

Make a difference this holiday season!

In the spirit of the holidays, we invite you to participate in RBC’s Assist-a-Family program. Families for this program are selected by the Child Development Institute (CDI) and each family’s needs are identified by a caseworker.

100% of the donations and gifts go directly to families in need.

The Family

Mom and 4 children – two boys (9 & 12) and two girls (4 & 7)

Incredibly resilient, this single-parent family has persevered despite many obstacles. The young mother moved to Canada while pregnant with her first child and has limited support in her community, as all of her family lives outside of the country. She balances shift-work to support her four children, while scrambling to secure childcare. She often has to sacrifice her own needs to ensure her children have the food and clothing they require. 

The mother has pursued mental health support for her two oldest sons and has been committed to strengthening her parenting skills to support their unique needs. She brings all four children to the SNAP Boys Program and it is incredible to see the tight, protective, and loving bond the family shares. This mother has her own mental health challenges and she works hard to maintain her well-being so she can consistently be there for her children. The family lives in a difficult neighbourhood with a negative reputation; the children sometimes get teased based on their neighbourhood and limited resources.

This family would benefit immensely from your support.

The Family

Mum and 4 children – Two boys (9 & 12) and two girls (4 & 7)

Incredibly resilient, this single-parent family has persevered despite many obstacles. The young mother moved to Canada while pregnant with her first child and has limited support in her community, as all of her family lives outside of the country. She balances shift-work to support her four children, while scrambling to secure childcare. She often has to sacrifice her own needs to ensure her children have the food and clothing they require. The family lives in a difficult neighbourhood with a negative reputation; the children sometimes get teased based on their neighbourhood and limited resources.

They family would benefit immensely from your support.

How to participate

There are many ways you can contribute to making this family’s holiday a time to remember. We will be collecting donations (see below for details) and specific gifts from the kids’ wish list, and will also need your help wrapping and delivering the gifts.

Our goal is to get gifts and clothing from the wish list below by December 15, 2019.

Shop for the perfect gift

Help us find the right gift for every family member on their wish list below! Don’t forget to grab a gift receipt.

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Put a bow on it!

Help us wrap and deliver gifts! Join our decorating party, featuring holiday treats and seasonal tunes.

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Shop for the perfect gift

Help us find the right gift for every family member on their wish list below! Don’t forget to grab a gift receipt.

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Put a bow on it!

Help us wrap and deliver gifts! Join our decorating party, featuring holiday treats and seasonal tunes.

Sign Up

Wish list

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Girl – 4 years old

Gift Description Status Reservation
Mittens and a hat For a 4 y.o. girl, favourite color – brown Reserved Hilton P.
Long sleeve shirt For a 4 y.o. girl, favourite color – brown Reserved Hilton P.
Pijamas Size 4 Reserved Hilton P.
Bed linen Single bed Reserved Kevin M.
Comforter Single bed Reserved Derek S.
Toys Anything to do with Paw Patrol 🐶 Reserved Michael B.
Toys Bicycle Reserved RBC

Girl – 7 years old

Gift Description Status Reservation
Running shoes Size 4.5 Reserved Ravi S.
Long sleeve shirt For a 7 y.o. girl, size 10 Reserved Laura V.
Pijamas Size 10 Reserved Ravi S.
Bed linen Single bed Reserved Kevin M.
Comforter Single bed Reserved James B.
Toys Barbies and glow sticks Reserved Steven N.
Toys Bicycle Reserved RBC

Boy – 9 years old

Gift Description Status Reservation
Backpack Dark colour Reserved Harmanveer C.
Winter boots Size 5, dark colour, not too bulky Reserved Chester R.
Mittens and a hat Dark colour Reserved Hilton P.
Long sleeve shirt Size 10, dark colour Reserved Hilton P.
Running shoes Size 5 Reserved Patrick D.
Pijamas Size 10 Reserved Laura V.
Bed linen Single bed Reserved Kevin M.
Comforter Single bed Reserved Deepa J.
Toys Anything to do with Fortnite or slime Reserved Jasleen U.

Boy – 12 years old

Gift Description Status Reservation
Long sleeve shirt Size 10, dark colour Reserved Derek S.
Pijamas Size 10 Reserved Laura V.
Bed linen Single bed Reserved Kevin M.
Comforter Single bed Reserved Deepa J.
Toys Headset with talking piece for video games (that plug into laptop) or Minecraft gift card Reserved Michael B.
School supplies Reserved Daniel W.

Mom

Gift Description Status Reservation
Coat Size medium-large, dark colours Reserved Derek S.
Winter boots Size 8, dark colour Reserved Derek S.
Mittens and a hat Small mittens Reserved Laura V.
Long sleeve shirt Size medium-large Reserved Derek S.
Running shoes Size 8 Reserved Stephanie S.
Pijamas Size medium-large Reserved Giuliano C.
Bed linen For a Queen size bed Reserved Kevin M.
Comforter For a Queen size bed Reserved Deepa J.

Gifts for the home

Gift Description Status Reservation
Dishes Plates, cups, cutlery, pots/pans, any cooking utensils Reserved Richard Y.
Appliances Microwave Reserved Danny N. and Maria B.
Home decor Dish towels for kitchen and bathroom Reserved Yogesh J.
Home decor Curtains – with holes for rod at the top or dark to block out the sun Available Reserve –>
Bathroom supplies Hairbrushes, shampoo, body wash, lotion, shower curtain Reserved Des E., Laura V., and Yogesh J.
Holiday decorations Lights, fake tree, ornaments Available Reserve –>

Fun and gift cards

Gift Description Status Reservation
Tickets To the Aquarium Available Reserve –>
Tickets To the Science Centre Reserved Andrew B.
Tickets To the Zoo Available Reserve –>
Tickets To the movies – Cineplex Reserved Richard Y.
Gift card No Frills Reserved Julia M.
Gift card Walmart Reserved Julia M.

Please make sure to grab a gift receipt for anything that might need to be exchanged.

Donate your way

You can also donate and we will get a gift or two on your behalf. To get your Tax Receipt by filling out this FORM (please download, fill out and send to tmacdougall@childdevelop.ca)

Facebook donations

Donate

PayPal.Me

Donate

Interac e-transfer

You can send donations to belmessova@gmail.com

Please mention ‘Assist-A-Family’ in the note.

Donate your way

You can also donate and we will get a gift or two on your behalf. To get your Tax Receipt by filling out this FORM (please download, fill out and send to tmacdougall@childdevelop.ca)

Facebook donations

Donate

PayPal.Me

Donate

Interac e-transfer

You can send donations to belmessova@gmail.com

Please mention ‘Assist-A-Family’ in the note.

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