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 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 need to complete the quiz to earn one point.

 

Give Back (1 point)

Option 1: Bagged Lunch Donations

You and your team can help ensure food security for people who work during the day or require a meal overnight when our kitchen is closed. At a location that works best for your team and 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.

Donate ten bagged lunch donations to receive one point.

Please deliver to our Donation Centre located at 3640 11a Street NE, open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.

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). Individuals can make their own stack and take a picture to post on social media then take the donation to the Donation Centre.  

Donate one stack (size may vary) to receive one point.

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

As a team, raise funds to help pay for the three meals and snacks we prepare for hundreds people each day. Every $500 raised will get your team one point.

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.

 

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 Program provides lightly used goods, like furniture, kitchenware, clothing, computers, mobile phones, small appliances, books, and more, to low and no-income Calgarians who are building a life for themselves and their family.

The Pay it Forward Fund helps remove the stress of moving by covering moving costs. A donation of $2,000 will provide ten moves for people facing this financial barrier to moving into their own home. 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.

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 Pay it Forward Fund, along with your company name and that the donation is part of your participation in the Calgary Corporate Challenge.

 

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.

Donate ten filled backpacks to receive one point.

Please deliver to our Donation Centre located at 3640 11a Street NE, open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.

Option 2: Seasonal Kindness Kits

Learn the value of building community by putting together ten 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.

Donate ten Kindness Kits to receive one point.

Please deliver to our Donation Centre located at 3640 11a Street NE, open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.

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.

With many of you working separately at home we ask that you create your own bundle. This eases tracking for our staff at the Donation Centre, if several bundles are delivered in one vehicle load.  Each bundle counts as 1 point and we record these points. Please remind team members to state it is a CCC donation and have the bundles marked with company, team color and name so our team could accurately record.  A first name with last initial will be sufficient.

One donation receives one point.

Please deliver to our Donation Centre located at 3640 11a Street NE, open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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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