In December each year, we take the time to give back to our community and we encourage our clients, friends, families and other organizations to join us. Our involvement with the Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) started in 2004 because we believe in the work that they do and the impact they have in the community. Since then, we've been proud to organize one large donation each year as well as campaign to raise awareness about services offered at the shelter and social issues facing our city.
Razors are a highly needed item for the DI.
DI clients need to be clean-shaven for job interviews, meeting potential landlords or to just feel normal during a hard time.
The DI often goes through 1000 razors a month.
Two easy ways to donate:
For more than 55 years, the DI has been delivering emergency shelter, health services, community resources and housing supports to people in need. Whether housed or unhoused, the DI is open to care for Calgary's most vulnerable. With more than 50 different programs and services, the DI meets people wherever they are and helps get them where they want to go. Sometimes that means providing a meal or a place to sleep at night, other times it could be helping someone access government assistance or find supportive housing. Whatever a DI client needs, they are offered care and direction tailored to meet those needs.
This is just one of the ways SANDSTONE is an active part of our community. See other initiatives.