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As Local Families Continue to Struggle, Calgarians Can Help

Last year, thanks to the incredible support of Calgarians, Closer to Home was able to double the impact of our annual Adopt-a-Family initiative, supporting 876 individuals across 215 families. As our city’s economy continues to recover, local families are still struggling. Research shows that one in ten Calgarians are currently Read more

October 4th, 2017|

You Make a Difference

Closer to Home would like to recognize our donors and supporters for the last quarter (July 1 - September 15, 2017) Alaris Royalty Corp. Amber McNamara and Chris Ferris Andrew McQuiston Arlene Oostenbrink Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Brett Shikaze Cindy Tetz Deerfoot Carpet and Flooring Inc. Denise Kisilevich Emmanuel Christian Read more

October 4th, 2017|

Home Again

Three years ago, Leo and his family were happy. They moved to Calgary, had stable jobs and were happy and healthy. Then, Leo received an unimaginable phone call. He was told his teenage daughter had taken her own life. With his wife and three other children – all between the Read more

October 4th, 2017|

How Do I Manage My Children’s Gift Expectations?

We are finally getting back on our feet after my husband lost his job a year ago. He is back working, but our budget for Christmas gifts will be tight this year. How do I manage my children’s gift expectations? Christmas is exciting, but can be a tough time of Read more

October 4th, 2017|

Celebrating the Holidays at Closer to Home

From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Diwali to Christmas, there are dozens of holidays and festivals celebrated all across the world at this time of year. Here at Closer to Home, our staff celebrate a range of holidays, and with each one comes annual family traditions. Here are some of our Read more

October 4th, 2017|

Most Needed In-Kind Donations: Fall 2017

Closer to Home is in need of some new items to support the children, youth and families we serve. • Grocery gift cards • Family/youth activity passes (i.e. Calgary Zoo, WinSport) • Skates and hockey sticks • Toques, mitts and gloves • Thick socks • Sleds/toboggans • Helmets for youth Read more

October 4th, 2017|

Become a Foster Parent

Imagine Sam, the child you are fostering, is at your door. Sam’s life began in a loving household but, at age seven, his life was turned upside down. His mom grew absent and his grandparents were unable to care for the young child. With no other extended family in his Read more

February 29th, 2016|

Become a Family Teacher

A new, exciting opportunity in your own home:  Become a Family Teacher You can make a difference in the life of a youth.  Closer to Home is seeking full-time, live-in Family Teachers. These positions, based in your own home, are ideal for an individual or couple looking to have a Read more

February 29th, 2016|

Host a Community Fundraiser

Imagine the difference you can make in the lives of children and youth right here in Calgary. You can help children from low-income families experience the excitement of summer camp. You can help youth separated from their families find a special place to call home until they can be reunited. Read more

February 29th, 2016|

Thank You to Our Donors!

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters from the last quarter (Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015): AECOM Canada - Quarry Park Office. Alggin Employees . Accurate MWD Systems Ltd. . Aida Rafie . Aileen Glasgow . Alberta Health Services Communications Staff  Andrew McQuiston . Barb Henning Read more

February 12th, 2016|

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