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Thank you, Adopt-A-Teen 2016 is a success!

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Adopt-A-Teen achieved its 2016 goal of ensuring all Edmonton teens in underprivileged families received a Christmas gift.

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2,900 Teens to Go for Adopt-A-Teen 2016!

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So far 6100 Edmonton teens that qualify will have a $50 gift card on Christmas!

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Adopt-A-Teen Day 11 - 4,800 teens to go

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Adopt-A-Teen still needs donors to cover Christmas gifts for 4,800 under-privileged Edmonton teens.

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The testimonials roll in

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Thank you notes keep coming from the teens and their parents.

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2016 Adopt-A-Teen Edmonton - Update

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3,200 Edmonton teens have gift cards so far, but we need your help to get to 9000!

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Testimonials

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Teens express their gratitude to Adopt-A-Teen for a very special Christmas gift

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Adopt-A-Teen 2016 Underway - Thanks to McNally High!

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The 2016 Adopt-A-Teen campaign is underway!

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The Final Numbers for 2015 are IN!!!!

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GREAT WORK EDMONTON! Adopt a Teen 2015 has reached its fundraising goal!

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Adopt a Teen 2015 - 1 Day to Go!

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I am happy to type that number has been reduced to 700 teens as of 6:45pm today! Adopt a Teen has a goal of making sure that as many Edmonton teens as possible have a special gift at Christmas time. Although we have had a strong campaign this year, we’ve still got approximately $65,000 to go to.

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600 Teens to Go for Adopt a Teen 2015.....

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With hours left in the campaign, The Edmonton Sun’s Adopt-A-Teen campaign is 600 teens short of its goal of providing 8,600 teens in low-income families with a Christmas gift.

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The Adopt-A-Teen 2015 fund-raising report - as of December 12, 2015

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Thank you for your support over the first week of the Adopt-A-Teen Christmas 2015 campaign.

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Welcome to the 2015 Adopt-A-Teen Christmas gift campaign!

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Welcome to the start of the 2015 Adopt-A-Teen Christmas campaign!

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Advocis lunch takes care of 190 teens for Christmas

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So The Edmonton Sun’s Christmas gift program for under-privileged teens, Adopt-A-Teen, was honoured when the Advocis (Edmonton Chapter) made our organization its Christmas charity of choice for the third year in a row.

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Big Final Push for Adopt a Teen!

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See the latest from Claire Theobald on the Adopt a Teen campaign.

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How Adopt a Teen Began....

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Adopt a Teen is excited to have Claire Theobald writing for the campaign this year! Claire just produced this great piece on the history of Adopt a Teen.

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Adopt a Teen 2014 is Underway!

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The Adopt a Teen 2014 campaign is now underway!

We’re excited to help Edmonton teens this Christmas. Please donate now and make sure that an Edmonton teen in need receives a $50 gift card from Walmart for Christmas.

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90% of the way there, Edmonton. Keep the Donations Coming!

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We’re 90% of the way to meeting our donation goal for the 2013 campaign. Great work, Edmonton! Now we need a final push to ensure that we meet our goal. We need to provide 1000 more gift cards at a cost of $50 each.

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Fundraising Update....

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Adopt a Teen Edmonton is doing great so far in our 2013 campaign. As of yesterday, we have raised approximately 60% of the 8000 cards required to meet this years goal. Great work, Edmonton! Please read Allison Salz’s latest column on EdmontonSun.com to learn more!

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Keep it Coming, Edmonton...

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We’re six days to the end of our campaign, and we’ve raised enough to provide $50 gift cards to close to 4,300 teens.

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Amazing Organizations Stepping Up to the Plate....

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We’ve had some amazing organizations step up to the plate this week and donate proceeds from their Christmas parties, bake sales, you name it they’ve done it.

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Give a poor confused teenager a gift for Christmas

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It’s the opening of an annual request, to give some poor, tough, confused teenager a gift for Christmas.

The Edmonton Sun’s Adopt-A-Teen program celebrates our community’s loving ability to give 8,000 teens living in poverty a small Christmas gift.

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Advocus fund-raiser for Adopt-A-Teen a big success

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Adopt-A-Teen is charity project that is pulled out of the drawer around mid-November, packed up and put away after the thank-you letters are signed, the tax receipts sent out by February. In other words, administration and overhead is kept to a bare minimum.

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Get ready for the 2013 Adopt-A-Teen campaign

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With your help, Adopt-A-Teen will make Christmas 2013 a much happier place for the 8,000 Edmonton teens – 10% of the total teen population – who live in families eligible for Christmas Bureau or Salvation Army assistance.

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Christmas is over but not forgotten

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The tree, the boxes and the bows have been put away for another season. Christmas 2012 has come and gone but it has not been forgotten by the local teenagers who were assisted through the Adopt-A-Teen program. The fact that they were remembered by the community will leave a lasting impression.

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Christmas to Remember

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I remember it clearly. Christmas of 1985. I was the ripe old age of 14. I knew everything and could do anything. It was the year I got Nintendo. No… not Nintendo 64. It was the original grey box with the square cartridges and the remotes that were attached by wires. It was the greatest Christmas ever because I knew I could now participate in the classroom discussions about Super Mario Brothers. Sadly, my joy had nothing to do with seeing my grandparents, laughing with the cousins or watching the Grinch with my Dad. It was purely materialistic but that is the world a teenager lives.

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