How You Can Help

Our services make up a continuum of care, which clients can enter at any point based on their needs. We operate shelter, detox, outreach, and housing programs.

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, long-sleeves, pajamas, athletic pants, sweatpants
  • Footwear (Men and Women): runners, winter boots, steel toe boots.
  • Jackets (winter season, all gender and all sizes)
  • Toques, winter gloves NEW ONLY
  • Towels and face cloths NEW ONLY
  • 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
  • Indigenous 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*

  • Winter jackets
  • Gloves and toques NEW ONLY
  • Socks and underwear NEW ONLY
  • Lip Chap
  • Chewing gum
  • Bus tickets

Housing Needs*

  • Food and other gift cards (Walmart, Marks Work Warehouse…etc.)
  • Tree decorations
  • Event tickets (e.g. movie passes, museum tickets)
  • Telephone cards (minutes)
  • Socks, Mitts, Toques NEW ONLY
  • 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, you can do so 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 contact David at Thank you for your ongoing support! 

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