No one should have to choose between buying groceries and paying bills—or between menstrual supplies and school supplies. But over a year into the pandemic, 189,000 Calgarians are living in poverty and facing tough choices like this every day.
This June, you have the power to help. Dust off your cowboy boots and let out a big “yahoo!”, because the Basic Needs Round-Up is back to support local people in need. This collection drive is your chance to make a meaningful impact as you round up and donate everyday essentials that are often out of reach for our most vulnerable community members. Even when we’re apart, we stand united to improve the lives of everyone around us.
There are only 500 pick-up slots available, so show your community spirit and register early!
It’s easy to get involved—sign up, round ‘em up, pack ‘em up, and get ready for pick-up! We’ll saddle up in true Western hospitality style on June 26, collect your donation from a distance, and make sure it gets into the hands of people who need it most. For a lucky few, Harry the Horse or Stampede royalty may stop by during pick-up to say hi and snap a photo!
Prefer to drop off basic needs items yourself? You can do that too!