We don’t, and can’t, do this work alone!

Thanks to the support of the community, and alongside our peers in the homeless-serving sector, the Calgary Drop-In Centre is able to provide shelter, food, health services, and housing support to our city’s most vulnerable people. 

It takes an entire community to end homelessness, so there’s a lot of ways to get involved. Here are 3 quick and easy ways to make a difference in your community.

#1 Donate to Our Free Goods Program

We’ve teamed up with the Calgary Homeless Foundation to re-open our Free Goods Program for low and no-income Calgarians exiting homelessness and moving into their own home. The Free Goods program is also open to Housing First agencies across the city. We rely on community donations to provide the essential items needed to make a house a home.


If you have items to donate, please mail or deliver them to our Donation Centre at

3640 11A St NE Calgary, AB T2E 6M7

#2 Make a Cash Gift

We couldn’t do the work we do without the kindness of our community. Thanks to thousands of donors each year, we’re able to make sure our most vulnerable neighbours are given a fighting chance. Your donation will support hundreds of homeless Calgarians the chance to find their way home.

#3 Donate One of Our Most Needed Items 

From stocking our health services department with over the counter medications or making sure DI clients have the supplies they need to be safe in the elements, we rely on new and gently used items donated by the community. If you can spare any of the following items, please mail or deliver them to our Donation Centre at 3640 11A St NE Calgary, AB T2E 6M7

Sunsafe Items

Ball Caps
Reusable Water Bottles
Summer Footwear (New/Gently Used)
New Underwear (All Genders/Sizes)

Critical Items

Throat Lozenges
Lysol Wipes
Towels (New and Gently Used)
Computer Mice and Keyboards
Grocery Gift Cards
iPads (for staff to work remotely due to COVID-19)

We Hope to Make Giving Back Easy!

Did you know you can support us without ever leaving your house? We’ve put together a list of our most needed items on Amazon. Our address is pre-programmed, so giving has never been easier. 

Have new or used items to donate?

You can either mail or drop off your donations at our Donation Centre. Please do not bring items to our emergency shelter until further notice.

Located: 3640 11a St NE
Hours: Open seven days a week (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Closed on statutory holidays
Contact Us: 403.264.0856 or donationcentre@thedi.ca