2021 Calgary Corporate Challenge Giving Opportunities

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is more than an emergency shelter. We provide essential care as well as health services, employment training, and housing supports to people who need help. Our programs and services connect people to permanent housing that meets their individual needs. Rooted in community and fueled by kindness, the DI proudly serves as part of the Homeless-Serving System of Care.

 

GIVE GOODS   |   GIVE FUNDS   |   GIVE MORE

Need to get in touch with the DI for a CCC-related question? If you can’t get find the answers you need on this page, please fill out the contact form at the bottom and we’d be happy to help.

 

Give Awareness (1 point)

Learn about the DI and Take the Kindness Quiz

Visit our interactive webpage and learn about the DI’s history, programs & services, and how the DI along with the rest of the homeless-serving sector of care is working to end chronic homelessness in our community. Take the Kindness Quiz at the bottom of the webpage to earn one “Give Awareness” point.

 

Give Back (1 point)

Option 1: Bagged Lunch Donations

You and your team can help ensure food security for folks who work during the day or require a meal overnight when our kitchen is closed. At a location that works best for your team that follows the Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines, bagged lunches can be assembled and then dropped off at our Donation Centre (3640 – 11A Street NE). Details on which pre-packaged food items to purchase and include can be found here, and we encourage you to take a team photo and tag us on social media @calgarydropin.

Option 2: Stackin' Undies

We are always in need of brand new undies, so let’s make it fun! Purchase a bunch of men and women’s undies and keeping them in their package for sanitary reasons, try to stack them as high as you can and capture the moment on camera. The only rule is there are no rules – use whatever you need to stack them up HIGH. Then, post your photo or video on social media tagging @calgarydropin with the hashtag #StackinUndies. Last step – donate all those undies back to us! Please drop off your donation at our Donation Centre (3640 11a St NE).

Please let the staff at the Donation Centre know you are donating on behalf of CCC and which team you are a part of. Be sure to include your company, team colour, and name. 

Our social media handles are:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/calgarydropin
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/calgarydropin/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calgarydropin 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/calgary-drop-in-&-rehab-centre-society

 

 

 

Give Funds (1 point)

Food Security Fund

Donate $500 to ensure vulnerable Calgarians have access to fresh food. As a team, raise funds to help pay for the three meals prepared for over 700 people per day at the Calgary Drop-In Centre.

Cheques can be mailed to (1 Dermot Baldwin Way S.E.) Attn: Fund Development noting CCC Food Security OR you can donate online. If you donate online, please clearly note that this is a donation for CCC in the comments section. 

 

Give More (1 point)

Contribute to the "Pay it Forward" Fund

Help a Calgarian exiting homelessness with the “Pay it Forward” fund through our Free Goods Program. The DI’s Free Goods Program provides folks with free, donated household items to ensure they have more than an empty apartment to move into – comforts like a bed, couch, and kitchenware make a house a home. Yet, for many folks, a significant barrier is bringing these donated items home with them. Many cannot afford the cost of movers and don’t have access to a vehicle, often resulting in them having to make difficult choices about what they can bring home and what they cannot.

The “Pay it Forward” fund helps remove this stressful barrier for folks moving into their new home by covering moving costs. A donation of $2,000 will provide ten moves for folks facing this small but burdensome financial barrier to moving into their own home. Your $2,000 donation will support someone coming out of crisis who has no means to pay moving costs. By removing this barrier, you will be providing a renewed sense of home, community, and continued healing for a fellow Calgarian who needs your help.

Cheques can be mailed to (1 Dermot Baldwin Way S.E.) Attn: Fund Development noting CCC Pay it Forward Fund OR you can donate online. If you donate online, please clearly note that this is a donation for CCC in the comments section. 

 

Charity’s Choice (1 point)

Option 1: Fill-A-Backpack

Prepare 10 backpacks of essentials that we can give to low-income Calgarians as they transition from shelter to home.  Donate adult-size backpacks (new or gently used) filled with the following to help our community’s most vulnerable people:

·   (1) Towel
·   (3 pairs) New men’s and women’s briefs
·   (1) Toothbrush & travel size toothpaste
·   (1 bottle) Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen
·   (2-3) Disposable razors
·   (3 pairs) Socks
·   (1) Deodorant
·   Optional add-ons:  Transit Tickets, $10 Tim’s Cards, other high-need items can be found here.

Option 2: Seasonal Kindness Kits

Learn the value of building community by putting together packages filled with kindness – they will go directly to our city’s most vulnerable people.  You can help by participating as a team in this off-site activity (location of your choice). Suggested contents for each kit can be found here.

Option 3: Donate to our Free Goods Program

The Free Goods Program provides low- and no-income Calgarians exiting homelessness and moving into their own home with the essential items they need to make a house a home – at zero cost.  We accept all clean and usable household items, furniture, cookware, clothing, and hygiene items. Please deliver to our Donation Centre located at 3640 – 11A Street NE, open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please let the staff at the Donation Centre know you are donating on behalf of CCC and which team you are a part of. Be sure to include your company, team colour, and name. 

For more information and/or to book opportunities: 

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