You can also mail contributions to our address attn. of Financial Coordinator 203 – 15 Ave S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1G4. Cheques can be made payable to Calgary Alpha House Society. Tax deduction receipts will be sent to you in response by mail.
We are always in need of donations in-kind. The donations can be left at our client entry door at 203-15 Ave SE. Call and ask for a team lead at 403 234 7388 and they will assist you . We ask that all clothing donations be newly laundered.
Items We are in Most Need Include:
- New or freshly washed and laundered towels and blankets
- New and freshly washed and laundered clothing suitable for men such as t-shirts, jeans, caps, underwear, socks, and footwear.
- Convenience items like telephone calling cards, bifocal glasses, backpacks and bus tickets, and personal products like foot powder and feminine hygiene products, tooth brushes and tooth paste, lip balm or lip chap, shaving razors and shaving cream, deodorant, hair brushes and combs, shampoo and conditioner.
Tax deductible receipts are available for donations in kind with sales receipts and can be mailed to you.
ALPHA HOUSE CLIENT WISH LIST
FOR CLIENTS: SHELTER Clothing suitable for men and women: t shirts, jeans, caps, underwear, socks, and footwear (new or gently used). Please donate only recently laundered clothing.
Telephone Calling Cards, or .50 cents in coin for public telephones
Bifocal glasses or magnifying glasses
Hygiene products like foot powder, tooth brushes and tooth paste, lip balm, shaving razors and shaving cream, deodorant, brushes and combs; shampoo and conditioner and feminine hygiene products (please no ethanol based products).
Winter gloves, work gloves, scarves, caps and toques
Back packs; cough drops; bus tickets; nonperishable food like energy bars
FOR PROGRAM: DETOX: Arts and crafts items like drawing pens/pencils, paper, beading and jewelry product,
Goods like slippers and scarves
Running pants, t-shirts and pajamas for men and women
Full length flannel night dresses, shorts and t shirts for men and women to use at Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
Towels and hygiene products from shavers to hair products
Sugar and coffee creamer, decaf coffee and herbal teas
FOR OUTREACH: DOAP: Lip Balm, socks, underwear, lozenges; caps, scarves, toques, winter gloves and mitts, blankets and sleeping bags
Food and other gift cards
Event tickets, passes to movies and city gyms/pools
Alarm clocks, sets of silver ware and other kitchen starter sets. Land line phones and pay as you go cell phones
Your thoughtfulness and generosity is appreciated.
Volunteering and Donating your Time:
Volunteers are important to us and we want your time to be meaningful. Volunteers positions are available for individuals wanting to help in our food program and more directly with clients. We have an ongoing need for those wanting to join our sandwich making group on Thursday afternoon and those who want to serve Sunday lunch to detox and shelter clients. Likewise if you have a skill you want to share feel free to contact us to explore options. Other individual positions include help in administration and event volunteers for events such as our Casino and Annual Open House.
Small corporate, faith and friends of Alpha groups are also welcomed. Groups are welcomed to donate their time and financial resources if available to helping with needle kits making and sandwich making and general cleaning.