Odyssey House provided research on the average price, of gift and grocery cards for families, over the holiday season:
Average for gifts per child: $75 – $150
Average gifts for caregiver: $150
|Family Size:||Cost of Gifts:||Grocery Gift card value:||Total sponsorship amount:|
|Family of 2-3 people: (Guardian with 1-2 children)||$225-$450||$200||$375-$600|
|Family of 4-5 people: (Guardian with 3-4 children)||$375-$750||$250||$575-$950|
|Family of 6+ people: (Guardian with 5 or more children)||$525-$900+||$300+||$775-$1150|
Anyone who becomes a sponsor will receive information about the family, including hobbies, clothing sizes, gender, and age. Odyssey House does require all gifts to be newly purchased.
Odyssey House also says in the release that they kindly request sponsors buy gifts for not only the children, but the caregivers as well.
If you or your organization is interested in “Adopting A Family” this holiday season, contact Odyssey House by emailing [email protected] or call 780-538-1332 ext. 101.
For anyone planning on sponsoring a family; caregivers do enjoy wrapping their children’s gifts, so Odyssey House asks to provide the wrapping supplies and leave the gifts unwrapped. However, sponsors are invited to wrap the caregiver’s present.
All items must be labeled, including the grocery gift card, and delivered to the Odyssey House by December 15. If you are unable to deliver, contact Odyssey House to schedule a pick-up.
For more information about the Adopt A Family Christmas Giving Program, or Odyssey House, click here.