We are a Non-Profit Organization that started as a grassroots initiative summer (2015) in Calgary, Alberta. 3 years ago back then just a small group of peers got together wanting to help the homeless. A few sandwiches were made and juice boxes purchased. A few of that group saw the need and had the passion to help. They then decided to make it a reoccurring event every Wednesday seeing that the need for support in the homeless community was huge. We knew we could make a difference, we knew we could help.
Over many weeks of research and education, then months, followed by years of hard work. We then grew into a non profit in 2018 that we have today. We are 100% volunteer run and funded. We just started by helping one person at a time. We have grown in our capacity thanks to donations from community members all across Calgary & Area. We are now able to offer assistance to hundreds of vulnerable and at risk citizens each day we go out. This movement is all about inspiring people to be the change in Calgary. Whomever you are or whatever you do for a living you can help. Our group is all about loving acts of kindness to help homeless individuals and better our communities.
Our mission through volunteers is to provide assistance to the homeless by offering basic necessities including, food, water, hygiene, clothing, and resource guides to access housing, detox, shelter, and all essential needs.
Our group goes out to help the homeless population we come across downtown Calgary. Every Wednesday from 3-6 pm, starting on Stephen Avenue, and moving through the cities downtown core, we hand out food/water, clothing, hygiene, harm reduction, and, resource guides to help these individuals access shelters or detox’s. Every Wednesday our current average homeless we help is 150+ per event. We hope to one day have a home base, being a Outreach Centre, to call our own. Having a Outreach Centre in the downtown core would allow us to also offer a safe place to do laundry, shower, use washrooms, job search, or warm up on a cold day. We hope this inspires more to join the movement and be the random act of kindness that can not only change someone’s whole day, but possibly impact a life forever.
“We have handed out over 5000+ meals so far. Thank you so much Calgary, we hope you are inspired to also BE THE CHANGE in YYC!”