The month of December is a familiar feeling of stress and excitement that comes with the highly anticipated and quickly approaching holiday season.
Here at HomeHow, we are blessed with the opportunity to share the festivities with our families eating warm meals and giving gifts to our loved ones.
This season we are making it a priority to give to the community and would like you to join us!
Since we are proudly apart of the Calgary community, we have provided a list of organizations that aim to make the holidays a bearable time for people who do not have access to warm meals, new clothes, transportation or indoor housing.
Calgary Food Bank: The Calgary Food Bank has provided a wish list of perishable and non-perishable items that are easy and affordable donations. The wish list also provides additional details about unacceptable items and donation delivery locations.
Tip!: Most major grocery stores such as Safeway and Save-On Foods have ‘CFB’ donation bins in store!
Calgary Drop-In Centre: The Calgary Drop-In Centre provided the Calgary community with a specific wish list for those who will be staying at the drop-in centre over the holidays. These items are extremely helpful and accessible for Calgarians to get a hold of.
Inn from the Cold: Giving goods is giving necessities in the eyes of this organization. Inn from the Cold encourages NEW items to be donated to their facility including winter clothing items such as jackets or snow pants as well as childcare supplies such as baby bottles or baby wipes.
Tip!: These particular items (and more!) can be donated to the Emergency Family Shelter located in Southeast Calgary.
The Mustard Seed: For only $35, you can provide a warm meal and a place of refuge for someone living on the streets. This small contribution to the Mustard Seed could be the biggest gift you give this holiday season.
Please remember that these organizations are very grateful to any donation no matter how big or small. As the saying goes, it is the thought that counts.