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December 2019 – Collins, Dugandzic LLP (formally Getz, Collins & Associates) host cream can
We are thrilled to have the support of Collins, Dugandzic LLP. $1800.00 was raised for our cream can during its visit to their office. A very special thank you goes our to Mr. John Getz who has been an important supporter and donor of the shelter for well over 20 years. Mr. Getz personally donated $1000.00 towards the cream can which goes directly to programs and supplies for the families in shelter.

December 2019 – 12th Annual “JUMP INTO JAMMIES” collects over 360 items for shelter
All students at Wheatland Elementary School com together to donate over 360 items for the event that ran in December. Mrs. Lenox and the Grade 5 students coordinate the event annually and use the data to complete a math unit on graphing. The “Leader in Me” School collected jammie sizes infant to adult. Stuffies, socks, slippers and hats too! The students take pride in leadership opportunities by reaching out to help others in our community. The celebrated the spirit of giving by the whole school wearing their own jammies. Thank you Wheatland Elementary for your support for the 12th year in a row!!

August 2019- Gregory, Harriman & Associates LLP Host Cream Can 3rd  year in a row!
$1661.00 was raised by GHA for our cream can road trip fundraiser. This wonderful team have been some of the shelters most long term supporters and we are so thankful for their tremendous support over the years. Thank you GHA!

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June 2019 – Back to Good gives back with a raffle
Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli offered a raffle by donation this month to support our Cream Can Road Trip Campaign and raised $346.00! Two lucky winners won tickets to our fundraising event and a Love LOCAL basket donated by owner Nicole Cordes worth over $200.00. Thank you to everyone who participated and to Back to Good for hosting our Cream Can for the second year in row!

June 2019 – Shelter receives important donation from the Ted & Enid Jansen Fund at Calgary Foundation
Did you know that support of legacy donors  and grants provide us with the necessary funding to continue shelter programs and operations each year? We cannot thank the Ted & Enid Jansen Fund at Calgary Foundation enough for their years of support for families impacted by abuse. If you are interested in becoming a donor through the Calgary Foundation now or in the future please visit our profile here https://ckc.calgaryfoundation.org/profile/wheatland-crisis-society/

May 2019 – Lynn Woods Law Office hosts Cream Can
$792.00 was raised by Lynn Woods Law Office as part of our Traveling Cream Can Campaign. This is the second time Lynn has adopted our can for a month and we are so grateful for her continued support.

May 2019 – Strathmore High GSA Club bakes for WCS
The Wheatland Crisis Society is a proud supporter of the SHS GSA Club. In the spirit of partnerships and allies this inspirational group organized a 4 day bake sale in support of WCS programs and services. Over $110.00 was raised from selling cookies and cupcakes at lunchtime. Thank you SHS GSA once again for your support!

April 2019 – WCS receives Community Giving Grant from Strathmore Wal-Mart
Each year Wal-Mart selects recipients of their Community Giving Grants and WCS was chosen as one of the local non-profits for 2019. A $1000.00 cheque was presented to WCS by store manager Eric this April. Thank you Strathmore Wal-Mart!

April 2019 – Spring Fling Market collects donations
Sisters Ashley and Kim organized another successful Spring Fling Market at the Strathmore Civic Centre this April and thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the market attendees $750.00 was raised in a single day to support shelter programs and services. Kim’s store Lil Hoots has been a longtime supporter of shelter services make sure to check out their wonderful consignment program for our families HERE.

February 2019 – Kindness is king at Strathmore FCSS
The team at Strathmore FCSS took the opportunity to use PINK SHIRT DAY to raise funds for WCS programs among their team. Throughout the month they held several team activities and over $150.00 was raised simply through acts of kindness!

December 2019 – Langdon School Grade 8 Leadership Club Adopts FIVE Families
Staff were awestruck at the generosity and hardwork of the Grade 8 Leadership Club students at Langdon School when they picked up an entire truckload of donations on December 21st. This group organized the whole school in collecting donations to support not one, but FIVE families. The students worked diligently through the month of December with grades K through nine to make sure all items on the wishlist’s of five of our families were collected. These students are leading by example and we cannot thank them enough for helping us to make this Christmas a bright one for families in need.

November 2018 – Strathmore High GSA Donates to Shelter
A cheque for $600.00 from the Strathmore High School GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) was recently picked up by our team at their weekly meeting. We are proud to an an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and cannot thank this group of fantastic teens for their generous donation towards our programs.

November 2018 -IKEA HELPS OUT
IKEA Calgary generously donated 250 FRAKTA Bags to our shelter this month. These bags assist our families in many ways during and after their stay with us. Many come to us with their belongings hastily thrown into plastic bags, or no belongings at all. These bags provide a sturdy, more environmentally friendly and dignified option for all. Thank you IKEA!


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