Give a child a gift

Give a child a gift

Meet Ty! He is only three years old and he came into the Women’s Centre today with his mom to donate the first toy of the season to our upcoming holiday Toy Room.

Every December the Women’s Centre of Calgary hosts a Toy Room for mothers and children in need.

In 2010, our volunteers gave out 1134 toys to children for the holidays. This year our Toy Room will be open from December 12-22nd – and with your help we hope to accomplish even more!

Like Ty, you can make a difference by donating new and unwrapped toys to the Women’s Centre in the months leading up to December. Your school, bussiness or organization can organize a toy drive. And you can also help out by volunteering for a few hours in our Toy Room (and helping out with decorating, setting up, giving out gifts and shopping with mothers).

Thank you for your continued support. And thank you Ty. Your adorable generosity melted our hearts!


For more info about our Toy Room please call Simona at 403-264-1155 or email

5 thoughts on “Give a child a gift”

  1. I have a LEAP FROG “Fix & Learn Speedy Car” (brand new 18-36 months) which I would like to donate to your shelter. If this would be helpful for a xmas gift please let me know.

    1. Hi Joanne,
      That’s a great question. We’re currently especially low on gifts for adult women, and boys ages 12-16. Thanks for thinking of us!

  2. Not sure where to go. I am in US have a friend in Alberta and she is paralyzed, her husband works but gets very little money. I would love for their 12 year old child to get a gift for Christmas. If you could put me in the right direction as far as an organization that could help. They also are in need of blankets. Please help you can. Thank you so very much.

    1. Hi Nancy, I’m so sorry for the delayed reply! Our Toy Room program is now closed. If you have an urgent question, please give us a call at 403-264-1155.

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