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Community Giving Campaign

December 1, 2020

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is focused on ending family violence and abuse in the lives of women, children, youth, and men. They serve over 15,000 Calgarians each year.

At Women+Power, we believe that we can work together to not only help, support, and empower women in the power industry, but also the women and vulnerable individuals in our community who need it the most. It was with this in mind that we decided to embark on a ‘Giving Campaign’ to help raise funds and gather goods for families that look to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter for assistance. Often, these women and children arrive with only the clothes on their backs. 

COVID-19 has only exacerbated the situation for Calgarian families that are living through and suffering from abuse. As Kim Ruse, Executive Director at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, stated “the level of danger that women are living in is exponentially higher right now than it was prior to the pandemic.”

This holiday season, we ask you to please think of these women and children and do what you can to help by collecting and dropping off essential items (please see list below). Your support will help keep local individuals that are impacted by family violence safe during this critical time. 

We are all in this together. 

Essential Items Needed*

Babies (Newborn – 3)
Regular and Soy Formula
Teething toys
Shoes (sizes 3-13)
Baby Nail Clippers
Toddler Toys
Toddler socks
Baby Shampoo
Baby Body Wash
Baby Lotion
Baby Oil

Kids (Ages 4 – 12)
Winter/fall clothing
Shoes/Sneakers/ Runners/Winter Boots
Underwear all sizes

Teenagers (Ages 13 – 17)
Winter/fall clothing
Winter/fall Jackets
Shoes/Sneakers/ Runners/Winter Boots
Underwear all sizes

Winter/fall Clothing
Winter/fall Jackets (S, M, L, XL)
Tops (S, M, L, XL)
Leggings (S, M, L, XL)
Pants/Jeans (4 up to 12)
Shoes/Sneakers/Winter Boots (Sizes 7-10)
Bras/Underwear (Regular and Sports Sizes M, L, XL)
Pajamas (S, M, L, XL)
Hoodies (S, M, L XL)

Miscellaneous Items
PPE (masks, shields, gowns)
Gift Cards
Grocery Cards (Walmart/Superstore)
Transit Passes
Journals, pens
New Strollers
Earbuds /Headphones
Backpacks and travel bags

Toiletry Bags (care packages) – Family/Single
Hair Brushes/Combs
Body wash
Body lotion
Hands cream
Kleenex small packages and boxes
Small Boxes of Q Tips/Cotton balls

Donation Drop-off Locations:

Items can be dropped off at the Alberta Electric System Operator’s office located at 2500, 330 – 5 Avenue SW or at any of the below CTV Toy Mountain drop-off locations. Financial donations can be made online by visiting:

MCG Career CollegeNE4774 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0L7
Heninger ToyotaS3640 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2G 2P9
Sentinel StorageNW7725 112 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3R 1R8
Sentinel StorageSpringbank130 Commercial Ct, Calgary, AB T3Z 2A5
Sentinel StorageNW36 Bowridge Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2T9
Sentinel StorageNW2 Bowridge Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2T9
Sentinel StorageNE2135 Pegasus Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8C3
Sentinel StorageNE410 Manning Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8K4
Sentinel StorageSE5950 12 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2X2
Sentinel StorageSE4810 80 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 2Z1
Sentinel StorageSE4205 116 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3Z4
Sentinel StorageSE1800 194 Ave SE #3000, Calgary, AB T2X 0R3
Sentinel StorageBlack Diamond560 1st Ave NE, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0
Bankers HallSW855 2nd St SW T2P 4J8
Firth Avenue PlaceSW420 2 St SW T2P 4K3
Suncor Energy CentreSW150 6 Ave SW T2P 3E3
Brookfield PlaceSW225 6 Ave SW T2P 3S9
AMJ Campbell WarehouseNE1881 120 Ave NE T3K 0S5
Trail Appliances – Deerfoot MeadowsSE6880 11 St SE T2H 2T9
Trail Appliances – SunridgeNE2745 29 St NE T1Y 7B5
Trail Appliances – CrowfootNW650 Crowfoot Cres NW T3G 4S3

*Due to health and safety concerns, the shelter cannot accept used clothing and toys.
*The shelter cannot accept new or used furniture, small appliances, and household items.
*The shelter does not accept hotel/travel sized items due to the length of stay of clients