• Fundraising

The Gift of Quality Family Time

Riya,* a single mom with two kids, lives in a Calga


ry Housing complex and is able to just cover her rent and basic needs with her income. Any expenses beyond this are a financial stretch for

her. Her kids can only imagine the fun their friends have on family trips to the zoo and many others places.

Their first ever family visit to the zoo was made possible by a donation received from Closer to Home. “I cannot describe in words the quality time we had together,” Riya says. “Thank you so

much for giving us this moment. It will always be one of my special days.”

Many kids in our communities are not able to access recreational or educational activities and instead engage in unproductive or inappropriate activities in their spare time, which hinders their physical and mental growth. Gifts of activity passes from donors like you give families quality-time together and are important to promote their well-being.

You can give the gift of quality family time to families like Riya’s.

Donate passes to places like the:


    • Glenbow Museum


    • Telus Spark


    • Calgary Zoo


    • YMCA and City Pools


Contact us at (403) 543-0550, Ext. 250 or jmelnychuk@closertohome.com for more information or to donate.

* Name changed to protect privacy