2022 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 fueled 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.

 

Give Awareness   |   Give Back   |   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 per team)

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.

Five team members must complete the quiz to earn one point. Teams that go above and beyond have the opportunity to earn one additional bonus point awarded at our discretion.

 

Give Back (1 point)

Option 1: Donate Hygiene Kits

The DI distributes thousands of hygiene products to our clients every day and we couldn’t do it without the support of our incredible community. Collaborate with your team to collect travel size hygiene products and work independently or as a group to build kindness kits for our clients.

Critically needed hygiene items include:
– Toothpaste
– Toothbrushes
– Soap and Body Wash
– Shampoo
– Conditioner
– Razors
– Shave Cream
– Deodorant
– Feminine Hygiene Products

A donation of five or more hygiene kits will earn one point for your team. Teams that go above and beyond have the opportunity to earn one additional bonus point awarded at our discretion.
 
We will be happy to accept your kits at our Donation Centre located in Northeast Calgary – 3640 11a Street NE, just a two-minute drive from the intersection of Deerfoot Trail and 32nd Avenue NE. It is open on weekdays from 8:00am-6:00pm and on weekends from 9:00am-6:00pm. Please make sure you let the Donation Centre staff that you are donating on behalf of your CCC team when you arrive.

Please make sure you let the Donation Centre staff that you are donating on behalf of your CCC team when you arrive. They will need your name and the name of your team to ensure your point is credited.

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

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!

Donate one stack (size may vary) to receive one point. Teams that go above and beyond have the opportunity to earn one additional bonus point awarded at our discretion.

We will be happy to accept your stacks at our Donation Centre located in Northeast Calgary – 3640 11a Street NE, just a two-minute drive from the intersection of Deerfoot Trail and 32nd Avenue NE. It is open on weekdays from 8:00am-6:00pm and on weekends from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Please make sure you let the Donation Centre staff that you are donating on behalf of your CCC team when you arrive. They will need your name and the name of your team to ensure your point is credited.

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)

Food Security Fund

As a team, raise funds to help pay for the three meals and snacks we prepare for hundreds of people each day. Donations of $500 or more will earn one point for your team. Teams that go above and beyond have the opportunity to earn one additional bonus point awarded at our discretion.

Donations may be made online, or sent to:
Calgary Drop-In Centre
Attn: Fund Development
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P8

Please indicate that you would like your donation directed to the Food Security Fund, along with your company name and that the donation is part of your participation in the Calgary Corporate Challenge.

For more information: 

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