Give a child a gift!

Did you know that the Women’s Centre hosts a toy room for women and children? Every December our volunteers wrap and give out toys for girls and boys ages newborn-18, and they also give out gifts for women.

We need your help! With other local toy programs closing, we are expecting an even greater demand for toys. Please consider making a difference by donating new and unwrapped toys to the Women’s Centre this Christmas.

 Last year we gave out over 1,600 toys and 600 gifts for women! This year the toy room will be open from Dec 12- 22nd; and we hope to give out even more toys.



Whether you bring in a few toys yourself, or organize a toy drive at your school and office – every gift counts. We are now collecting toys at the Centre at 646 First Ave N. E.

For more information please call 403-264-1155 or email simona@womenscentrecalgary.org. Thank you for your continued support!

Simona

12 Responses to Give a child a gift!

  1. Rose says:

    A lot of companies have gift exchanges. How about a little difference this year? Pick a name as usual, but instead of the standard gift, purchase a gift that you think that person would have liked as a child e.g. John age 6, Susan age 13 etc. Open a few gifts each morning to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, see how accurate people are at guessing co-workers personalities etc. Then gather up all the gifts and donate them to the Women’s Centre Toy Room.

    • admin says:

      We love it! Great idea Rose! Thank you for helping to make a difference through the Women’s Centre Toy Room program!

  2. Tammy says:

    Are open toys ok ?

  3. iffat says:

    Hello, I wanted to know if I go to your location and ask for gifts for my kids this Christmas, will I be able to get them.

    • Staff says:

      Hello Iffat,
      To access our Toy Room Program, please stop by between 10am and 7pm Monday through Thursday, or Friday from 10am to 12pm. You will need to bring ID for youself, and each of your children. It can get busy here, so please be prepared to stay for an hour. The Toy Room closes on December 22.

  4. clair (clairaissa) says:

    Hello,
    may you get gifts at woman center my kids birthday? will I be able to get them?
    what will I need to get them 🙂
    -Clair

    • Staff says:

      Hi Clair! You can get gifts for your children’s birthdays at the Women’s Centre. Just stop by with some ID with their names and birthdays and we can share a few options with you.

  5. Ryan says:

    Merry Christmas to all I’m really in tuff situation and would like to see if you are willing to help me out with x mas gifts please and thanks

    • Staff says:

      Hi Ryan,

      Right now this program is only open to women who have used the Centre’s services this year. If you have, please bring your ID. If you haven’t used the Centre’s services this year, please give us a call on Wednesday to check if you are able to participate as we’ll have a better idea of numbers.

      Thanks

  6. Sherry says:

    Hi can I get a gift for my child right now?

    • Staff says:

      Hi Sherry,

      If it’s within a week of your child’s birthday and they are under the age of 18, you are more than welcome to stop by anytime. No appointment is required, we just need a birth certificate and your ID.

      Thanks,

      Women’s Centre