Due to COVID-19, the Calgary Drop-In Centre is in critical need for disposable gloves, protective eyewear, protective masks (including N95 masks), wrist bands, in addition to other sanitary products such as crisis-grade hand sanitizer.

This will help with the increased demand in meals, medical supplies, and unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19.

The need for support for Calgary’s most vulnerable continues to be in high demand, and these funds will not only assist with the opening of our two satellite shelters to help with social distancing, but in facilitating major sheltering efforts like the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre so that we can both staff and utilize these facilities to ensure we employ the best physical distancing measures.

Thank you Leftovers Foundation (leftoversyyc) and The Keg 

Special thank you to Lourdes and our wonderful friends at Leftovers Foundation (LeftOversYYC) who redirected 500 pounds of food generously donated by The Keg downtown, Calgary. This gift ensures that we will be able to continue providing food to Calgary’s most vulnerable.

 

Thank you Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)

Your donation of $12,000 towards renting hand-washing stations in shelter will help us to further protect our city’s most vulnerable people during this pandemic.

 

Thank you Homes by Avi

When Homes by Avi was faced with the cancellation of an event they had planned for 250 people, instead of cancelling the food order, they took this opportunity to donate all of the lunches to the DI.

 

Thank you DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. made a generous donation of safety goggles for working folks in shelter. By providing new safety goggles, this will ensure that people will have the proper protection they need for their jobs. 

 

Thank you Scotiabank Saddledome.

Scotiabank Saddledome generously donated 4 pallets of food to our shelter. This will ensure that we are able to continue providing 2,000+ meals daily to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Watson Gloves.

Watson Gloves donated an outstanding 5,000 pairs of disposable gloves to our shelter. This will ensure that we can continue to protect our staff and Calgary’s most vulnerable during this pandemic. “We commit to staying one step ahead of our customers; anticipating their needs and bringing the most advanced gloves for just about any job imaginable” – Watson Gloves. 

 

Thank you BMO Centre.

Thank you to the BMO Centre who generously donated 1 large pallet of food to our shelter. This will ensure that we are able to continue providing 2,000+ meals daily to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you North Hill Curling Club.

With the sudden closure of the North Hill Curling Club, the had a large surplus of food. The club generously donated lots of frozen and fresh food to our shelter. This will ensure that we are able to continue providing 2,000+ meals daily to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Westin Downtown, Calgary.

Thank you to The Westin Downtown Calgary who generously donated pallets of frozen and fresh food to our shelter. This will ensure that we are able to continue providing 2,000+ meals daily to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Hi-Flyer Food (Canada) Inc.

Thank you to Hi-Flyer Food Canada who generously donated 500 pieces of chicken to our shelter this week. This will ensure that we are able to continue providing 2,000+ meals daily to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Industrial Plastics & Paints.

Thank you to Industrial Plastics & Paints who generously donated boxes of gloves and disposable coveralls to our shelter. This gift will ensure that we will be able to continue protecting Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Calgary Body Shop Supplies Ltd.

Thank you to Calgary Body Shop Supplies who generously donated boxes of disposable gloves and disposable coveralls to our shelter. This gift will ensure that we will be able to continue protecting Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you CMNGD Linens.

Thank you to CMNGD Linens who generously donated 200 towels to our shelter. This gift will ensure that we will be able to continue providing critical hygiene supplies to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Sobeys.

Thank you to Sobeys who donated $2,000 in gift cards. This phenomenal gift will ensure that we will be able to continue providing critical food supplies to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Sidewalk Citizen.

Thank you to our neighbours, Sidewalk Citizen, who donate soup and bread daily to our shelter. This gift ensures that we will be able to continue providing food to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Sunnyside Market.

Thank you Sunnyside Market who donates a box of fresh fruit weekly to our shelter. This gift ensures that we will be able to continue providing fresh and nutritious food to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Mission Safeway.

Thank you to our friends at Mission Safeway who donates fresh trays deli meat and loaves bread to our shelter. This gift ensures that we will be able to continue providing fresh food to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Crave Cupcakes.

Thank you to our friends at Crave Cupcakes who donated cupcakes to our shelter. This gift has been a delicious and uplifting snack for the folks we serve. 

 

Thank you Meals on Wheels.

Thank you to our friends at Meals on Wheels who donated daily pre-made sandwiches to our shelter. This gift helps to ensure we can continue to provide lunch for 800+ vulnerable people each day. 

 

Thank you Calgary Co-op.

Thank you Calgary Co-op who made a donation of gift cards to our shelter. This gift will ensure that we will be able to continue providing critical food supplies to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you Star Produce.

Thank you Star Produce who generously donated 57 cases of fresh lettuce to our shelter. This gift will ensure that we will be able to continue providing critical food supplies to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

Thank you ECSSEN Career School.

Thank you Ecsson Career School who generously donates COBS Bread to our shelter. Ecsson Career School has been making this donation ongoing now for 3 years. This gift continues ensure that we will be able to continue providing critical food supplies to Calgary’s most vulnerable. 

 

More than emergency shelter.

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is more than an emergency shelter. We provide essential care as well as health services, employment training, and housing supports to people who need help. Our programs and services connect people to permanent housing that meets their individual needs.

Rooted in community and fueled by kindness, the DI proudly serves as part of the Homeless-Serving System of Care. 

 

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