Thank you for your support and joyful Gift of Giving!

This has been another tough year for lots of our neighbours. With Christmas just around the corner, the NHCA and Vivo would like you to help us help those struggling the most in our community this Christmas, through the gift of giving. Give an unwrapped gift of joy by Dec.2nd, either in our office or Vivo’s front desk!

 

 

We would like to thank Canadian Tire for their outstanding contribution! Also we have a generous, anonymous donor of children’s gifts again this year! 

 

 

How can you help?

We are accepting holiday gift donations at the NHCA office and the Vivo main Guest Services Desk (down the ramp at Vivo) for families & children who need our community’s support. 

If you can help, even with just one gift, it will mean so much to a family in need this Christmas!

For a list of gift ideas, please see the list below.

We are always in short supply of gifts for older children (8-12), teens and adults, so if you can, please focus on these older age groups.

Thank you for giving the gift of joy to families in our community!

Please note: Don’t bring your donations wrapped – each Mom, Dad and child/teen will be able to choose the gifts they would like to give to their family members and have them wrapped by us on the day. The families in greatest need often don’t get a choice of what they are given, and we would like to let them have the joy of choosing something they know their kids will love (or their parents, for the kids).  

🎁Gift Ideas:

Teen gifts:

  • Gift cards (Sephora, Chapters, Market Mall/CrossIron Mills, Amazon, iTunes, coffee shops, etc.)
  • Gloves/hat/scarf sets
  • Travel mug with hot chocolate packages
  • School supplies
  • Head phone/ear buds
  • Movie passes

Adult gifts (for parents):

  • Adult colouring books & colouring pencils
  • Gift cards (Market Mall/CrossIron Mills, Amazon, Chapters, Marks, Canadian Tire, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.)
  • Candles
  • Chocolate
  • Bubble bath/bath bombs
  • Gloves and mitts (for both men and women)
  • Coffee/travel mugs with tea/coffee/hot chocolate
  • Picture frames
  • Board games

Family gifts:

  • Toboggan
  • Family passes to recreational activities (e.g. Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark, family movie pass)
  • Gift cards for supermarkets

Children’s gifts:

  • Craft kits for all ages
  • Art supplies
  • Toy cars/trucks
  • Building toys (Duplo, Lego)
  • Playdoh
  • Puzzles (ages toddler and up)
  • Gift cards (Chapters, ToyRUs, Walmart, toy stores, etc.)
  • Swim vouchers/passes

Other items:

  • Wrapping paper, gift boxes/bags, bows/ribbon
  • If you would like to donate some basic needs items for these families to pick up in addition to their gifts, we will also happily accept:
    • Socks (all ages)
    • Shower gel/bubble bath, shampoo/conditioner, hand lotion and other toiletries
    • Gift cards to local supermarkets (Sobeys, Superstore, Save On Foods, Co-Op) and drug stores (Shoppers, Rexall)
    • Books of transit tickets
  • Calgary Food Bank donations – Vivo will have boxes available throughout the centre for donations throughout the winter. These will be collected by the Calgary Food Bank for distribution to those in need throughout Calgary.

If You Are In Need

We have social support outreach running out of the NHCA office on Wednesday and Thursdays from 4-7 PM, thanks to BowWest Community Resource Centre. If you need help for Christmas, please contact Germaine Rivera (Community Advocate) via email germaine@bowwest.com or phone 403-874-6809. For more info, please check the Social Support Outreach webpage

The North Central Family Support Program also services our area and is a great resource for outreach and family social connection activities across the North Central region. Based out of Huntington Hills CA, you can contact them at 403-275-6666 ext. 221.

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