2024 Calgary Corporate Challenge Giving Opportunities

For more than 60 years, the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) has been more than an emergency shelter. We provide essential care as well as health services and housing support to adults experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Our programs and services connect people to permanent housing that meets their individual needs.

Rooted in community and fuelled by kindness, the DI proudly serves as part of the Homeless-Serving System of Care, the Canadian Shelter Transformation Network, and we are in full support of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness initiative, Recovery For All.


Check out the 2024 Giving Opportunities!


Give Awareness (1 point)

Learn about the DI and Take the Kindness Quiz

Description: The Calgary Drop-In Centre will be providing a 10-minute video presentation that participants can watch to learn about the Drop-In Centre and the impact we make in the community.

Point System: Companies will earn this point with a minimum of 10 quiz submissions

How to Participate: Watch the video about the Calgary Drop-In Centre and complete the quiz below!

Watch the video Take the quiz!


Give Back (1 point)

Choose from 3 Give Back volunteer opportunities

Option 1: Serve Breakfast at the Emergency Shelter

Option 2: Serve Dinner at the Emergency Shelter

Option 3: Volunteer at the Donation Centre 

Point System: A minimum of 5 volunteers from a team must complete a shift.

How to participate:

To book a volunteer shift, you must first create a volunteer account. Once you have created an account, the volunteer shifts can be booked by clicking on one of the following:

Breakfast Service Dinner Service Donation Centre Volunteer

Be sure to post your photos and tag us on Facebook and Instagram: @calgarydropin; @calgarycorporatechallenge

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 More (1 point)

Option 1: Meal Sponsorships

Each month, up to 1,500 people rely on the Calgary Drop-In Centre for meals. Meal sponsorships allow us to provide our guests with a thoughtfully prepared, nutritious, and filling meal. Your contribution will provide nourishment and empowerment to those experiencing homelessness, an integral piece in helping them on their journey to find housing, develop a support system, and regain independence. Give the gift of food security. 

Point System: One challenge point is awarded for teams that pay for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or bagged lunches.

How to Participate:

Sponsor a meal towards our Food Security Program. You can sponsor Breakfast ($1,000), Lunch ($1,250), Dinner ($2,000), or bagged lunches ($750).

Tax receipt information: Tax receipt information: At the time of donation, you can submit your information to generate an automatic tax receipt. If multiple people require tax receipts, please provide a list with full names, mailing address, emails, and phone number with clear indication of how much each person donated for meal sponsorships. 

In order to receive your point, please indicate company name.

Mailed donations can be addressed to:
Calgary Drop-In Centre
Attn: Fund Development
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P8


Option 2: Buy & Build IKEA Furniture

Every year, the Drop-In Centre’s Free Goods Program provides thousands of individuals and families with access to household goods and furniture. Many times throughout the year, the Free Goods Program runs low on essential furniture items including tables and dressers. To help keep these items in stock, you can buy IKEA furniture and build it at our Donation Centre!

Point System: A minimum of 3 dressers bought & built or 3 kitchen tables bought & built.

How to participate:

Choose an item from our IKEA Wishlist to purchase and build:

Email ColinN@thedi.ca to plan a day for the items to be assembled at the Donation Centre. You will be responsible for purchasing & picking up the furniture at IKEA and bringing it to the Donation Centre to be built by your team.

Tax receipt information: Using the information provided when signing up to be a monthly donor, tax receipts are provided annually in February reflecting the total amount of your monthly donations made in the year.



Bonus September Games Point (1 point)

Learn more!

Teams will be awarded a bonus point if at least 5 members of the team sign-up as new monthly donors with a contribution of at least $10/month. You can sign-up for monthly donations at any period during the Challenge, and we kindly request that you commit to a minimum of 6 months of monthly donations after signing up.

How to Participate:

Your team members can sign up to become monthly donors. Please include your company name and indicate this is for CCC to ensure we track these points accurately.

Tax receipt information:

Using the information provided when signing up to be a monthly donor, tax receipts are provided annually in February reflecting the total amount of your monthly donations made in the year.


For more information: 

Contact Us For CCC