There are over 3 000 homeless persons in Calgary.
The Calgary Drop In and Rehab Centre provides over 25 programs to care for many of these clients. Through our donations of time, talents and treasures, we can provide hope, life affirming support and compassion to assist these individuals to reveal their wholeness and personal magnificence. ++
The Outreach committee has chosen these 3 projects:
1. Blanket and Towel Drive
Oct.28 to Nov.18
As of Nov. 11, we have collected over 100 blankets and towels. Nov. 18 is our last day of accepting blanket and towel donations. Volunteers will then bag the whole collection and deliver it to the Drop In Centre. Thank you to all who have donated and thank you in advance to the volunteers.
2. Frosty Bites Kits
Nov.25 to Dec.30
We will ask CSL members to donate the specified items below to assemble kits to help clients face our winter weather. The Drop In team will purchase any missing items through our Change for Change funds, We will assemble the kits at the centre and then take them to the Drop In downtown location.
- Woolen socks – men’s medium or large
- Gloves – men’s medium or large
- Scarves or neck warmers
- Lip balm
- Hand lotion -travel size
- Hand warmers – 1 pair of single use packets
We need 5 to 10 volunteers to assemble the kits after the service and transport the kits to the Drop In.
3. Donation Centre Sorting
We will form a Donation Centre group to sort clothing, furniture, books, etc. That have been donated by the general public. This wilI take place at the Donation Centre (3640-11a St. NE). The date is Saturday, January 26 from 10 to 12noon. We would like to have 10 to 25 (maximum) group members.
Please by punctual. Please dress in flat shoes and modest clothing. We will be interacting with DI clients and staff. As such, any photos taken must include our group only. If you wish to carpool, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet.
Note: All 3 projects welcome children. If you are 14 to 17, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet. If younger than 14, please see Dee.