helping homeless outreach team
Our Volunteer Outreach workers go out to help the homeless population we come across in downtown Calgary. Every Wednesday from 3-6 pm, starting on Stephen Avenue, moving through the cities downtown core, we hand out tangibles like, food, water, clothing, hygiene, harm reduction supplies and resource guides to help these individuals access shelters, detox’s, and more. We schedule training throughout the year and are constantly at work or networking, doing research to stay on top of homelessness topics and best of practices.
Often change starts with a simple meal that starts a conversation. Your support could help impact a vulnerable citizens life forever. Every Wednesday our current capacity of homeless we can help with tangible resource is 150-200 per event. We are all about supporting this population and in turn growing healthier and stronger community.
With over 3000 individuals homeless on any given day in Calgary, we see helping these individuals who are most at risk access food/resources to better themselves. As a 100% volunteer run non profit, the Total of $7000.00 is how much it costs for 1 year to operate for 52 events. Each event we have been averaging (2018) 150-200 homeless individuals being helped. This makes $1 of your donation go far in its ability to help. Your $1 truly does count with us! We pride ourselves on transparency and accountability to serve our homeless in the best way possible
We are looking for Donations of:
– Bottled Water or Juice
– Sandwich Bread
– Sandwich Meat & Cheese
– Hygiene products (soap, body lotion, lip chap, shampoo tooth brushes/paste, tampons/pads)
– Gift Cards (Dollorama, Timhortons, McDonalds)
Winter Wish List:
“3 years and going stronger than ever. Thank you so much Calgary, we hope you are also inspired to BE THE CHANGE in YYC!“