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. You can help new parents ‘start right’ and learn how to best support their baby’s development. You can make a difference.

Start planning your community fundraiser today! Here are some easy ideas to help you spread the word about Closer to Home and raise dollars for our vital programs:

  • Scrub Cars Clean: Organize your little ones and host a community car wash! With a little elbow grease, your kids can make an important contribution and help other kids in their community. Perhaps they’d like to help kids from low-income families take part in our special summer camp?
  • Mother’s Day Tea: In celebration of mothers and all the special women in your life, host an afternoon backyard tea party.  Serve delicate confections, tiny finger sandwiches and tea in pretty, vintage teacups.  Sell tickets or ask your guests to bring a donation in support of Closer to Home.
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Recruit your child’s ball team to raise funds in support of Closer to Home.  You could make popcorn bags and cookies for the kids to sell at your child’s next baseball game, with part of the proceeds going to the team, and a portion to Closer to Home. Win – win!

Best of all, we’re here to support you along the way. Just an email or phone call away, we’re happy to share ideas and success stories to inspire you, help with your planning, and provide guest speakers to tell our story. We can also share info materials with you or help promote your event online.

Ready to get started, or need more information? Please contact Jessica at or (403) 543-0550, Ext 250.