Imagine the difference you can make in the lives of children and youth right here in Calgary.

Six-year-old Hisham raised money for Closer to Home instead of accepting birthday gifts. He was so excited to be able to help other kids with his donation!

When six-year-old Hisham decided to ask for donations to Closer to Home instead of birthday gifts for himself, he knew it would make a positive impact on other kids like him. Because of his gift, kids from low-income families, like Zander*, will have the resources they need to succeed, like a new backpack and important supplies to get him through the school year.

You can make a difference too.

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

  • Back-to-School Bake Sale: Organize a bake sale at yours or your child’s school! Who can resist a classic chocolate chip cookie (or perhaps a pumpkin-spiced muffin)? Donate the proceeds from your baked goodies to CTH to help other kids and families!
  • Host a Pumpkin Carving Contest: Host a friendly neighbourhood pumpkin carving contest and donate registration fees in support of children, youth and families!
  • Rake Your Neighbours’ Lawns: Leaves, leaves everywhere! Offer to rake your neighbours’ lawns this fall and donate the proceeds to CTH!

We’re here to support you along the way. Need a guest speaker for your event or help creating a poster or other info materials? Perhaps you have a unique fundraising idea and need some help fine tuning the details. We’re just a phone call or email away!

Ready to get started, or need more information?

Please contact Jessica at or (403) 543-0550, Ext 250.


*Name changed to protect privacy