The holidays can be a season to celebrate with close friends and family, or they can be a time of stress and worry. At the Women’s Centre of Calgary, we want to help women have access to the resources that make the holidays so meaningful.

In order to meet the needs of the community this December, we need your help. With support from people like you, more than 2,500 children and women received gifts through our holiday program last year.

As you may have heard, we are now in a beautiful new space and able to assist more families. One result of the move is that we have seen a 50% increase in the number of children accessing the Birthday Gift Program. Our toy supplies are starting to run low and we’re expecting a very busy Christmas.

Areas of need:

  • New, unwrapped gifts for children
  • Gifts for 9-12 year olds, boys and girls
  • Gift cards for teens (suggested value of $25-$40, please be aware that Visa and MasterCard gift cards have many hidden fees for activation and balance checks.)
  • Gift baskets or pajamas for women

Our hope is that we don’t have to turn away any families in need this Christmas. With your help, we won’t have to.

Our toy room is intended to support families that are not able to access other holiday programs. Our goal is to provide an accessible, last-minute resource so that no families fall between the cracks during the holiday season.

Donations of gifts can be dropped off now until December 22 at noon at 39-4th St.

Contact us at 403-264-1155 or carolina@womenscentrecalgary.org if you have any questions.

Please feel free to share our poster with your contacts. Click to enlarge.

Christmas Poster

4 thoughts on “Make Your Christmas Meaningful”

  1. How to I see if I qualify for Christmas presents I have a four-month-old who will be six month at Christmas and I’m a single mother and low income what do I need to do to be able to access your services for Christmas and other needs

    1. We are closed now for in-person services for the year. You can call us 403-264-1155 for support with a food bank referral. Otherwise we won’t be offering appointments in person until January 11

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