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 six quick and easy ways to make a difference in your community.

Make a Cash Gift

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.

Sponsor a Meal

The DI serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to 1,500+ Calgarians accessing our services every day, including bagged lunches for clients who may be at work or out of the shelter during the lunch hour. 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.

Donate to our Free Goods Program

The Free Goods 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.

Everyone deserves a home of their own and we are proud to help people in achieving this. We accept all clean and usable household items, furniture, cookware, clothing, and hygiene items.

Donate to our Greatest Needs

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.

Build a Kindness Kit

Put together packages filled with kindness that will go directly to our city’s most vulnerable people. On your own or a group (also a great opportunity to do with your kids), there are multiple types of Kindness Kits to build!



Volunteering opportunities are back! We are thrilled to welcome back volunteers at our main building downtown. Please consider signing up to help serve a meal! If you still want to keep volunteering at the Donation Centre, that would also be a gift! As we are still receiving much-needed clothing, furniture, and household donations for our Free Goods Program, we need a lot of hands to help sort donations and manage our inventory.

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 Street NE

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed for statutory holidays.

Contact Us: 403-264-0856 or