Closer to Home is proud to once again be a part of Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink!

As part of the Shaw Charity Classic, Birdies for Kids is a fundraising program designed to help raise funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament and provide matching funds for each charity involved.

How Does It Work?

Donors can make a one-time flat donation or a pledge for each birdie made by Champions Tour players during the Shaw Charity Classic.

Charities will receive 100% of every donation collected on their behalf. In addition, charities will receive additional funds through the matching program! Donations will be matched up to 50% thanks to AltaLink and other corporate partners.

How to Donate

From now until September 3rd, when you donate to Closer to Home through the link below, your donation will be matched up to 50% thanks to Birdies for Kids. This means your gift of $100 becomes $150 – at no extra cost to you.

Select ‘Closer to Home Community Services’ from the drop-down list of participating charities.

Please note: All donations greater than $5,000 must be made via cheque. Cheques must be made out to ‘Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.’

Your Impact

Your gift will give children in need the opportunity to experience the joy and excitement of summer camp! All donations received through Birdies for Kids will support Summer in the City, Closer to Home’s free, educational day camp program. Summer in the City gives children from low-income families access to vital summer programming they would otherwise be unable to afford. Learn more here.

About the Shaw Charity Classic and Birdies for Kids

The Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in golf in Calgary at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 30 – September 3, 2017. Since 2013, the Shaw Charity Classic has raised more than $13.8 million for over 125 children and youth charities. In 2015, the Birdies for Kids program was introduced to create a new avenue to raise money with the proceeds enhancing a diverse portfolio of children and youth charity programs. In 2016, Birdies for Kids raised a record $3.7 million for local charities, including Closer to Home.

For more information about the Shaw Charity Classic, click here.

Thank you to Birdies for Kids for making this possible!

If you have any questions or would prefer to submit your donation via cheque, please contact Jessica at (403) 543-0550, Ext. 250 or jmelnychuk@closertohome.com.