How to Help

Since 1993, the Wheatland Crisis Society (operating the Strathmore Shelter) has relied on the generosity of many to operate our important facility and programs. As annual primary funding decreases and the need for our services increases, we will continue to reach out for assistance from our supporters.

COVID-19 UPDATE ON DONATIONS
In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 we will not be accepting any in person donations. We are so thankful for the support of our community and to everyone who has reached out wanting to help.
In order to us to continue to operate shelter services we are committed to reducing the risk of COVID-19 infections in our team and our families. This means limiting contact with others as much as possible, including in person donations. Donate to WCS directly online here or call our main line at 403-934-6634 anytime if you have any questions.

There are a variety of ways to help:

Online Donations – The shelter requires an upwards of $90,000 per year to continue to operate all of our programs and services. Your generosity can help us to keep families safe and allow for them to make their ‘next step’ to a safe and healthy life. Any amount is appreciated and we now offer the option of recurring monthly donations. Click here to donate online.

ATB Cares – ATB Cares supports Alberta non-profits through their donation matching program. They have allotted $20,000 per month to many charities across the Provence. Donations made through their portal come directly to WCS and we encourage you to donate within the first few days of the month if you choose to use this method as the matching funds pool typically is used up quickly due to so many non-profits involvement. Click here to learn more.

Cash or Cheque Donations – At any time during the year, your generous financial donation is needed and will be used towards operational expenses or program delivery. From $25 to $25,000, any amount is appreciated. Cheques can be made out to Wheatland Crisis Society and with donation as the memo. All donations over $20.00 are eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt as long as a return address and phone number is provided to us. Cheques can be mailed to Box 2162, Strathmore AB, T1P 1K2.

Shop Our Wishlist – The needs of our families and programs are always changing. Check out our wishlist to view the items the shelter is most in need of at the moment. We encourage anyone shopping our wishlist to support independent and local suppliers where possible.

In-Kind Donations – If a monetary donation is not your preferred way of giving, we welcome in-kind (services or goods) donations for a product or service that we may need for our operations or program delivery. Click here to find out more.

Volunteer or Host an Event – Have you ever wanted to dedicate your time and talents to a great cause? Does your family or group love to plan and host events? Please visit our Volunteer or Host an Event Page to learn how you can help make a difference.

Sponsor the Shelter – We are seeking sponsors to help us keep the shelter outfitted with linens and to provide nutritious meals for our families. Please consider becoming a sponsor today.

Attend an Event – Check out our upcoming events page to find out about our upcoming events and fundraisers. Attending an event is a great way to show your support while having a little fun! Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages and be the first to know about upcoming events.

Stay up to date – If you would like to stay informed about WCS events, initiatives, programs and volunteer opportunities please subscribe to our mailing list. We publish a quarterly newsletter that will help you to stay in the loop of our programs, events and initiatives.

For more information, please call us at 403-934-6634 or email us at wcs.general@wcsab.ca. Thank you for your generous support!

CRA Regsitered Charity No. 137422135 RR0001

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