As a way of thanking our great community in the Calgary area we are partnering with some fantastic local charities at this year’s convention. Due to COVID-19 we can’t do our normal food drive so this year just click on the Charities name to go directly to their donations page!
The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary isn’t just a food bank, in the future, we are planning to be a resource center for Canadian and Allied veterans in Calgary and Alberta. Veterans often struggle with reintegrating into society after their duty is complete. We strive to be a safe place where veterans can come together to beat depression, hunger, and many other deficiencies they might face.
KMITT is a social enterprise project helping to raise awareness about poverty in East Calgary. This project was inspired by a group of volunteers who wanted to give back to their community in a creative and meaningful way. They decided to start their own knitting circle and create mittens, toques, and scarves. KMITT is based on the one-to-one model: for every item sold, another item is donated to someone else in need. Our project has helped our volunteers to learn new skills, combat social isolation, and build a strong sense of community. All proceeds are reinvested back into the KMITT program to keep it self-sustaining.