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:

  • Lemonade Stand:Do the kids have the summer boredom blues?  Tell them about Closer to Home and how they can help raise funds for families in need through their own lemonade stand.
  • Host an Outdoor Movie Night: Find a location, some equipment and invite your friends, family and neighbours to a viewing of your favourite film! Raise funds for CTH through admission and food sales – don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Wine Raffle: Ask your local wine store to donate a basket of wine and sell raffle tickets to your friends, community group and co-workers, with proceeds going to CTH.

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.