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:

  • Treats for Charity: Recruit your colleagues, friends and family, and bake holiday cookies and treats.  Bring them to your office or school and sell them, with proceeds in support of Closer to Home.
  • Crazy Hawaiian Shirt Day: It’s cold outside.  Convince your employer to allow staff in the office to wear Hawaiian shirts in exchange for a small donation to Closer to Home.  Then, dream of the Hawaiian islands!
  • Soup Showdown: Beat the winter chills by organizing a soup cook off!  Invite your community to participate and charge a small fee for entry.  Then gather everyone together at tour local community hall, do tastings, and award a trophy to the best soup!

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.