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News Talk 650 CKOM's Adopt A Family

Click here for the Adopt a Family Form

Questions? Call 306-477-9267 or email adoptafamily@newstalk650.com. We will return your call or email within 24 hours.

HISTORY:  
Long time Morning Team Brent Loucks and Penney Murphy created the Adopt A Family program in 1988 bringing businesses, communities, families and individuals together to help less fortunate families in Saskatoon and surrounding area.  

THE NEED:  
Christmas is the one time of the year where families and children should be able to count on something special.  The families that benefit from CKOM’s Adopt A Family come from a variety of circumstances: homes where a parent has recently been laid off, single parent homes, and/or low-income households. The demand grows every year, and with the amazing support of Saskatoon people, the program grows with it.

THE REWARD:
In 2013, more than 240 families, including 706 children, received gifts and a wonderful Christmas meal. We heard stories of people that had been an adopted family 10 years ago now back on their feet chose to give back and be the adopter this time!  

HOW TO BE ADOPTED:  
The Salvation Army will take applications for Adoptees from November 13th through December 15th. Applications can be submitted online, in person, or by phone.

Online: hamper.salvationarmysaskatoon.org
Phone: 306-242-6833

The Salvation Army is located at:
339 Ave C South
Saskatoon, SK   S7M 1N5

TO ADOPT A FAMILY:

  • Click here for the Adopt a Family Form.
  • CKOM will take application forms for Adopters from November 13th through December 15th.  
  • Email the adoption form to adoptafamily@newstalk650.com. 
  • If you do not have email, you may drop or mail the form off to:

Rawlco Radio
Attn: Adopt a Family
715 Saskatchewan Crescent West
Saskatoon, SK  S7M 5V7
Or fax (306) 477-0002

  • Once you have submitted the adoption form, you will be notified that your form has been received.
  • You will be matched with a family that most closely suits your request.  
  • It can take up to a week or more to find a proper match for your request. Please be patient.
  • We will contact you & provide all the information needed to shop for your family! 
  • Please ensure you follow these guidelines:
  • Adopting a family means providing a Christmas meal for the entire family and gifts for the children.
  • We suggest spending $50 on food per person & $50 on gifts for each child.
     
  • For Example: If you adopt a family of four (2 Adults & 2 Children)
    Adult 1 - Food $50
    Adult 2 - Food $50
    Child 1 - Food $50
    Child 2 - Food $50
    Child 1 - Gifts $50
    Child 2 - Gifts $50 
    Total for family $300 
     
  • It is your responsibility to connect with your family and arrange a date for delivery. We suggest before December 19th.
  • All hampers must be delivered directly to your family by December 22nd. If you have tried and are unsuccessful in delivering, you may drop your hamper off to The Salvation Army 
  • When the package is delivered, ensure the ‘Delivery Receipt’ is signed by both the Adopted Family and yourself. Please return the receipt to CKOM by emailing adoptafamily@newstalk650.com or send it to Rawlco Radio at the address listed above.

DONATIONS
Financial donations help us provide gift cards in special circumstances to people who may have extreme allergies or medical conditions which can make it difficult for them to be adopted.  We also supply the Salvation Army with Gift Cards after the December 22nd delivery date to ensure no one goes hungry at Christmas.  There are often unforeseen needs that arise after our cut of period.  We have arrangements through the Saskatoon Community Foundation to issue tax receipts for monetary donations.   

Please make cheques payable to:
Saskatoon Community Foundation C/O CKOM’s Adopt A Family

Mail cheques to: 
Rawlco Radio
Attn: Nicole Kelly 
715 Saskatchewan Crescent West
Saskatoon, SK   S7M 5V7

You may also donate online with Visa or MasterCard here:

Mandy, Santa’s Helper
adoptafamily@newstalk650.com 
306-477-9267

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  • University of Sask Student's Union
  • Alliance Energy
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP
  • WCVM Dean's Office
  • Kinsmen Club
  • Wayne Roman
  • Northern Resource Trucking
  • Donna Waselshen
  • Wright/Rogal Family
  • Leverick's
  • Huskie Athletics
  • Associated Mining Construction
  • Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Office
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  • Jennifer Kovar
  • Huskie Sport Health Centre
  • Briskie Brothers Wealth Management/Assante
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