How You Can Help

Your support is an important part of Alpha House’s ability to provide services, supplies, and support for vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness in Calgary

Ways to Help


Seasonal Wish List

For Drop Off at Alpha House Shelter

203 15 Ave SE Calgary, AB

Shelter Program Needs

  • Clothing (Men and Women): jeans, hoodies, t-shirts, pajamas, athletic pants, sweatpants
  • Footwear (Men and Women): runners, sneakers, boots.
  • Jackets (winter season; all gender and all sizes)
  • Toques, gloves/mitts, and scarves
  • Towels and face cloths
  • Personal Care Items: lip balm, shampoo, soap, pads, tampons, toothbrushes, deodorant
  • Bus tickets

Detox/Transitional Needs

  • Arts and crafts items: drawing pens/pencils, drawing paper, beading products
  • Colouring books and crayons and other mindfulness products
  • 500+ piece puzzles
  • Towels (gently used or new)
  • Backpacks
  • Recovery books and daily inspiration books (non-religious)

For Drop Off at Alpha House Community Housing

404 28 Street NE Calgary, AB

Outreach (DOAP, Encampment) Needs*

  • Bottled Water
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Lip Chap
  • Chewing gum
  • Bus tickets
  • Gift Cards

Housing Needs*

  • Food and other gift cards (Walmart, Marks Work Warehouse…etc.)
  • Event tickets (e.g. movie passes, museum tickets)
  • Telephone cards (minutes)
  • Personal Care Items (Male and Female)
  • Chocolates/Candy
  • Stationary such as calendars, drawing books, puzzles, word searches and crayons/colored pencils

                       You can now purchase something from our Amazon Wish List here:

You can now donate money raised through recycling your cans and bottles here:

Please contact 403 478 0387 if you have any questions. There are two locations for drop offs throughout the winter season. Thank you!


If you would like to get involved in our Volunteer Program, please email our Volunteer Manager at [email protected] . We will connect with you for an interview. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Host a Fundraiser

This kit is designed to support you in your fundraising efforts, please use it as needed if you are considering hosting a fundraiser on behalf of Alpha House.

Fundraising Kit final – Calgary


Other Ways to Give

Check out a variety of out-of-the-box ways to support Alpha House’s work here

You can also mail contributions to our address, Attn: Donor Services, 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.