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So far Closer to Home has created 65 blog entries.

When Enough is Not Enough

At Christmas time, the need for extra support becomes increasingly apparent for many Calgary families. Many are barely making ends meet with their regular expenses, and with bills already piling up, the thought of budgeting for gifts and a special holiday meal seems like an impossible task. This past Christmas Read more

February 15th, 2018|

You Make a Difference

Closer to Home would like to thank all our supporters who donated between September 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017: Abra Controls Inc. Aida Rafie Aileen Glasgow Alaris Royalty Corp. Alberta Ballet and the Sun Life Financial Nutcracker Dream Program Alberta Theatre Projects Albornoz Family Align Association of Community Services Read more

February 15th, 2018|

Most Needed Donations

Closer to Home is in need of some new items to support the children, youth and families we serve. Infant/Baby Wraps Towels Face Cloths Recreational Passes (Bowling, Movie) Zoo Passes Sport Socks Subway, Tim Hortons Gift Cards ($5-$10 each) Hygiene/Toiletry Items (Shampoo and Conditioner – Unisex) Gift Certificates for Hair Read more

February 15th, 2018|

How do I plan time for my kids and I during spring break?

I am a single parent. I work full time and my daughter, goes to after care at her school.  Unfortunately, it is closed during spring break.  I can take a few days off work, but not for the entire break.   Are there any low cost or no cost activities she Read more

February 15th, 2018|

Thank You to All the Day of Caring Volunteers!

February 15th, 2018|

Your Impact… Tripled

Thanks to generous donations from hundreds of community donors, 325 families received much needed Christmas support this past holiday season through Adopt-a-Family. This is more than triple the number of families than just a few years ago. Thank you for your support!

February 15th, 2018|

Donations Needed for Youth Programming

Youth ages 14-24 are at a high risk for developing mental health issues; in fact, studies have shown that more than half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Youth mental health issues can lead to school failure, substance abuse, self-harm, suicide and other serious challenges. Read more

January 22nd, 2018|

Calgarians Step Up to Support Local Families in Need This Christmas

After another tough year for so many in our city, Calgarians have once again opened their hearts to support their struggling neighbours through Closer to Home Community Services’ Adopt-a-Family initiative, presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group. More than 300 local families will receive support through Adopt-a-Family this year – 40% Read more

December 22nd, 2017|

The Calgary Lexus Dealers Are Giving Families a Lift this Christmas

With a generous gift from the Calgary Lexus Dealers, Closer to Home will be supporting 25 more local families in need this Christmas. Closer to Home’s Adopt-a-Family initiative, presented by McQuiston Executive Wealth Group, has been in full swing since mid-October.  “We have been receiving calls from families in need Read more

December 8th, 2017|

You Can Help Keep Families Together This Winter

This winter, we need your help. One in ten Calgarians are currently living in poverty. Tonight, your neighbour down the street might be shivering under blankets with their children, because they can’t afford to turn the heat up. You can help. With a 20% increase in clients served this year at Read more

November 17th, 2017|

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