'Tis the Season For Giving
November 15, 2019
As an Alberta company, we’re proud to be part of a community that comes together to help those in need, especially during the holiday season. If you’re looking to make someone’s holiday a little brighter, why not host a bottle drive or donate your recycling dollars to help others in need. Looking for ideas of who to donate to? Check out our list below to find great local charities who could use your help this Christmas:
The Mustard Seed
For families who don't have a place to call home this holiday season, a small donation can provide a warm place to enjoy a hearty meal. While the Mustard Seed is dedicated to providing meals throughout the year, their Christmas feasts should have all the trimmings. Your holiday donation enables them to go all-out for their patrons.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a large-scale organization that puts together a number of events during the holiday season. From toys to food hampers, The Salvation Army relies on charitable donations to provide items that help lessen the effects of poverty during the holidays.
The Christmas Bureau
Big family dinners truly capture the spirit of the season. While these meals are a beloved tradition, they can be very expensive. Too expensive, in fact, for families struggling to make ends meet. The Christmas Bureau provides holiday meals for families who are facing hard times by ensuring that they get the Christmas they deserve.
Stephen's Backpacks Society
For families in need of hygiene products, school supplies, footwear and other necessities, Stephen's Backpacks Society provides bags full of daily basics. We are inspired by their mission to end homelessness in Southern Alberta and applaud them for their hand in helping families find permanent homes.
Shoe Box Project
Women who are dealing with homelessness or estrangement from their families can be especially impacted by the holidays. The Shoe Box Project provides items that not only support these women, but also serves as a reminder that they’re part of a community that cares.
Winters in Alberta are bitterly cold. Project Warmth helps homeless community members by providing warm clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, and more. For those without a home this Christmas, Project Warmth strives to make the season a little more comfortable.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Across Alberta, families with sick children will be spending the holidays in the hospital. Sometimes, families face separation during the holidays due to the high cost of accommodation. Supporting the Ronald McDonald House helps keep families together and provides them with a memorable Christmas.
Adopt a Family
There’s nothing quite like the joy and excitement on a child’s face as they tear through wrapping paper to discover a surprise inside. However, a Christmas morning with no presents under the tree is the reality facing many low-income families in your community. Closer to Home’s Adopt-a-Family initiative allows you to give the gift of holiday cheer to a family going through hard times. You can donate money to the cause, or adopt a family and provide them with all the groceries and gifts they need to have a magical Christmas.
Alberta Strong at Christmas
If there’s a worthy cause you would like to support this holiday season, we can help. Hosting a Bottle Drive is a great way to fundraise, and now is the perfect time! With all the parties and events this time of year, there are a lot more empty beverage containers available to collect. Click here to get started, then drop by your local Depot to plan your drop-off and ask any questions you may have.