A special thank you to all our donors for once again coming together and supporting families during the Christmas season through our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign. Presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group, Adopt-a-Family supported 236 children across 96 families this year, and more than $64,000 in gifts were donated. Read more
It’s a situation many Calgary families are currently facing: unanticipated job loss coupled with unexpected expenses, like the rising cost of groceries. A single mom of three kids, Sophia* found herself facing extreme financial strain after she lost her job. With the holidays quickly approaching, she worried she wouldn’t be Read more
Nearly 100 Calgary families will experience the joy and excitement of Christmas morning thanks to the support of donors like you. With Christmas wrapping up, it is important to remember that these families need assistance year-round. Many are experiencing significant challenges that will continue well into the New Year. With Read more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays can also be a difficult time of year for many Calgarians experiencing hardships. The added stress of gift-buying and special holiday meals can further impact families who are already struggling to make ends meet. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is especially important to lend a helping hand to our neighbours and spread some Christmas cheer. Learn about how you can help a family in need this holiday season.
Thank you to all those who donated to Closer to Home through Birdies for Kids. You have made a big difference for children and families right here in Calgary – and thanks to the generosity of Presenting Sponsor AltaLink, your donation was matched at 50%. And that adds up fast Read more
My name is Amandeep and I am one of the Family Support Workers at Closer to Home’s West Central Community Resource Centre (WCCRC). I work directly with children and families living in southwest Calgary who are facing various challenges and help them by providing support to meet their basic needs Read more
Interrupting Domestic Conflict: Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2013 Back in late November, the Calgary Herald announced that Closer to Home was selected as one of its 2013 Christmas Fund recipients. In the following weeks leading up to Christmas, Closer to Home, along with 12 other local charities, was profiled in Read more