Thank You For Your Help to Make Holiday Toy Room 2020 a Reality

Our 2020 Holiday Toy Room program has wrapped up and to say things were different this season is an understatement. Due to restrictions and public health measures surrounding the pandemic we were not able to provide supports to as many women as past.  We saw 810 women select gifts for themselves and 1946 children, a …

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Three Ways to Support Our Holiday Toy Room: Donations, Toy Drives and Volunteering

In a year of disruption and uncertainty, the Women’s Centre’s Holiday Toy Room program hopes to bring a bit of relief and holiday joy to Calgary women and their families. Each year, for 10 days in December, the Women’s Centre’s space is transformed into a gift centre. In the weeks leading up to the program …

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2019 Toy Room Recap

Our 2019 Toy Room has wrapped on another successful season. In total, 1341 women and 2855 children accessed Toy Room and received gifts to open during the holiday season, almost 4200 individuals! This was an 8.5% increase from the 2018 Toy Room. All of this would not have been possible without our amazing donors, who …

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2019 Holiday Toy Room

Each year, the Women’s Centre hosts a holiday Toy Room, where women can pick gifts for their children and themselves for the holidays. Toy Room is similar to our Birthday Gift program, however on a much bigger scale and for two whole weeks in December. In 2018, 3,864 individuals benefited from Toy Room, which includes …

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Creating a Season of Support

This post was written by Carole Carpot-Lacassagne, Basic Needs Coordinator at the Women’s Centre At the Women’s Centre almost 52% of the women in our community are experiencing poverty. This constant struggle to find food and shelter, to pay bills, and ultimately to maintain dignity affects women and their families all year round. But the …

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Toy Room Wrap-Up!

December is at an end, and we’re happy to say that every woman and child who came by looking for a gift was able to receive one. Thanks to hundreds of amazing volunteers and a community of support that keeps growing, 1,498 women and 3,098 children will have gifts this year. That’s over a thousand …

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