Give What You Can

We don’t, and can’t, do this work alone!

Thanks to the support of the community, and alongside our peers in the homeless-serving sector, the Calgary Drop-In Centre is able to provide shelter, food, health services, and housing support to our city’s most vulnerable people.

It takes an entire community to end homelessness, so there’s a lot of ways to get involved. Here are 3 quick and easy ways to make a difference in your community.

We’ve teamed up with the Calgary Homeless Foundation to re-open our Free Goods Program for low and no-income Calgarians exiting homelessness and moving into their own home. The Free Goods program is also open to Housing First agencies across the city. We rely on community donations to provide the essential items needed to make a house a home.

We accept all clean and usable household items, furniture, cookware, clothing, and hygiene items.

If you have computers or technology to donate, please contact our Computers for Low-Income Calgarians (CLIC) at 403-699-8276 to arrange a drop-off.

If you have household and personal items to donate, please mail or deliver them to our Donation Centre:

3640 11A St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6M7

We couldn’t do the work we do without the kindness of our community. Thanks to thousands of donors each year, we’re able to make sure our most vulnerable neighbours are given a fighting chance. Your donation will support hundreds of homeless Calgarians the chance to find their way home.

If you prefer to main in a cheque donation, please mail to:

1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Calgary AB T2G 0P8
Attn: Fund Development

From stocking our health services department with over the counter medications or making sure DI clients have the supplies they need to be safe in the elements, we rely on new and gently used items donated by the community.

Our Current Greatest Needs:

Critical Items:
Furniture
Underwear (new)
Razors
Tylenol/Advil
Throat Lozenges
Lysol Wipes
Towels (new and gently used)
Backpacks
Steel Toe Boots
$10 Tim Horton’s gift cards

Winter Items:
Toques
Mittens
Winter boots
Snow pants

If you can spare any of these items, please mail or deliver them to our Donation Centre:

3640 11A St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6M7

Did you know you can support us without ever leaving your house? We’ve put together a list of our most needed items on Amazon. Our address is pre-programmed, so giving has never been easier.

Please note: We try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes items are “sold out” on Amazon.

A great way to give back to your community while team building is signing up for one of our kindness kit opportunities.

As a group, you can put together packages with essential items or safe, bagged lunches. These packages go directly to people experiencing homelessness and make a big impact.

This is an off-site opportunity and our greatest needs change throughout the year. Click below to learn more about our current opportunities.

Have new or used items to donate?

You can either mail or drop off your donations at our Donation Centre. Please do not bring items to our emergency shelter until further notice.

Address: 3640 11a St NE
Hours: Open seven days a week (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Closed on statutory holidays
Contact Us: 403-264-0856 or donationcentre@thedi.ca