‘Tis the season!
The Calgary Flames Alumni will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and grocery store gift cards again this holiday season. There are now a variety of locations where toys/gift cards can be dropped off:
Calendar of Events – Toy Collection
Saturday, December 9 – Collection at Flames Game vs NJD – 12:-3:30pm – Family/Christmas Game
Sunday, December 10 – Collection at Toys R Us – Store address to come
Sunday, December 17 – Collection at Toys R Us – Store Address to come
Monday, December 18 – Collection at Flames vs FLA – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Night of Giving
You can donate an unwrapped toy or grocery store gift card at any of the donation events listed above or at Scotiabank Saddledome Main Reception Desk from Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Donations can also be made through the Calgary Flames Foundation at CanadaHelps.org using ‘Alumni Toy Drive‘ in the message line.
The Calgary Flames Alumni is set to host their 5th Annual Alumni Toy Drive. In partnership with the Calgary Police Youth Foundation, Women In Need Society, and Woods Homes, the Alumni are able to help families have a Christmas that they would not otherwise be able to provide.
The Alumni will put together hampers for 25 families handpicked by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and together with CPS officers delivered the hampers on Christmas Eve. Not only will Wood’s Homes be assisting us with finding families to give your Toy Donations too, but they will also be hosting a group of children at their center over the Holidays. In order to make these kids have a spectacular Christmas, we will also be accepting for cash donations to go towards their holiday period at Wood’s Homes.
The Calgary Police Youth Foundation is a registered charity committed to keeping Calgary’s youth safe from crime and victimization. Through the Programs funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and delivered by the Calgary Police Service and other community partners, over 30,000 youth annually are provided with education, crime prevention, early intervention, and risk reduction resources intended to support a crime free life.
By connecting with youth in their developmental years we can ensure that they receive emotional and practical support at a time in their lives when it is most impactful. With your help, we can forge a promising future where children and youth can thrive and become responsible citizens.
A large number of items are donated to WINS (Women In Need Society). The charity will set the toys up at one of their locations and women accessing the program can come down and choose a gift for their child.
Founded in 1992, Women in Need Society (WINS) is Calgary’s homegrown thrift charity, providing basic needs resources and support to women and their families.
The Alumni are also fortunate enough to partner with Woods Homes. Woods Homes is a mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth, adults and families with mental health challenges. They are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.
Our 600+ staff, foster parents and caregivers provide more than 40 programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, and Lac La Biche.
Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized as a knowledge and training centre. They are accredited by Accreditation Canada which has awarded their organization Exemplary Standing four times in a row!