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Message from CEO: Building a Legacy of Hope for Families

Christmas 2016 was a joy-filled event at Closer to Home!  Our donors and supporters came in droves to support 215 families in need and gave 876 people – of whom 579 were children – a very special and magical Christmas. Calgary’s generous spirit shone through and increased the number of Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

Community Collaborations

Power Play Closer to Home was invited to help with supervision of children and youth participating in Power Play — a program organized by the Calgary Police Service (CPS) that helps kids learn skating skills and hockey. Upon receiving the request, staff at the West Central Community Resource Centre (WCCRC) Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

Christmas will be bright for local families in need

December 15, 2016 - Calgary, AB Calgarians have come out in droves to support their struggling neighbours with Closer to Home Community Services’ Adopt-a-Family initiative, presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group. Over 200 local families will receive support through Adopt-a-Family this year – more than double the 96 families served in Read more

December 15th, 2016|

Out in the Community

Closer to Home staff were involved in various community events this past quarter to spread awareness about our organization and the work we do. At the Calgary Farmers' Market, meeting Calgarians and sharing our work with them. Excited to be a part of the first-ever TELUS Spark Science Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Kick Up Your Boots at Our Stampede Breakfast!

UPDATE: Closer to Home's Stampede Breakfast has been cancelled this year. Check out StampedeBreakfast.ca and Caravan.CalgaryStampede.com for other pancake breakfasts around town! Join Closer to Home on Thursday, July 7th for our annual Stampede Breakfast! Featuring pancakes and terrific entertainment, we’ll celebrate with western vibes and our boots on! Takes place from Read more

May 13th, 2016|

You did it! Thank you!

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

February 12th, 2016|

A Message from Our CEO

2015 was a special year for Closer to Home, as we reflected on 20 years of learning and growing into the dynamic agency we are today. More than 50,000 people have walked through our doors over the years, but what it all comes down to for us is the stories of success and the knowledge that we are actually making a difference for families – that families feel stronger and empowered to move in a positive direction, and that kids have a safe place to call home. As we kick off 2016, we’ve recognized a critical need for foster homes that will help children Read more

February 12th, 2016|

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2013

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

February 13th, 2014|

Christmas Comes Closer to Home: Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2013

We are excited to announce that Closer to Home was recently selected as a 2013 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund recipient. The Calgary Herald Christmas Fund was established by Calgary Herald employees in 1991 to raise funds and awareness around critical issues in our city.  The campaign raises the profile of Read more

November 22nd, 2013|

International Literacy Day – September 8, 2013

By Megan Watson, Volunteer Writer Sunday, September 8, 2013 is International Literacy Day. According to United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), literacy is a basic human right and the foundation of learning in all parts of the world. Increased education can help decrease poverty, ensure economic development, Read more

September 6th, 2013|

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