Grades 1-6 (Ages 6-12) These informative and educational presentation will be hosted in your classroom. The School Team Lead will come to your classroom to talk to your class about the DI, misconceptions the public have around homelessness and what we can do to help change the world!
Contact Person: Engagement Coordinator
Contact Phone: (403) 699-8272
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The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is positioned to be the most effective housing-focused shelter in North America, but we can't do it alone. Partnering with local agencies, the DI is committed to community education and empowerment particularly with youth. By having open and educational conversation about homelessness and poverty, the DI is optimistic that our community's young people will grow up compassionate, inclusive and solutions-based in regards to homelessness. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for this Guide on Creating Kindness, please contact the Specialist, Community Education & Outreachcommunity@thedi.caThis curriculum was created in partnership with the Phoenix Foundation.Funding made possible by the Calgary Foundation.
To receive the Homeless Awareness Project information please sign up for this opportunity. Upon signing up, the information will be sent to you via email.About the project:The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) aims to provide educators with holistic tools to teach all grade levels about homelessness and empathy. To meet this need, the DI partnered with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) to provides resources for Grades 9-12. Book programming directly through the Calgary Homeless Foundation; they will provide in-class support and then refer you back to Creating Kindness YYC to register for a hands-on experience, such as a tour or action project with the DI. About the Calgary Homeless Awareness Project:The Calgary Homeless Awareness Project (CHA) aims to educate youth on issues of homelessness, poverty and disparity. Through education, the CHA hopes to combat stigma and change attitudes surrounding homelessness in the community. For students, it is an opportunity for early exposure to social issues to develop critical thinking, citizenship and empathy. In partnership with the Calgary Board of Education, CHF has created multiple education module pilots for junior and senior high schools across Calgary. CHA hopes that by investing in the future population, a more socially conscious population can be fostered to create sustainable change.The Calgary Drop-in Centre is very proud to partner with the Homeless Awareness project, and the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
Grades 7-12 have the chance to come to the Calgary Drop In and Rehab Centre Society ( The DI) to tour the building. These tours will provide conversation around the services the DI provides to vulnerable Calgarians.Student will also have the opportunity to participate in an Action Project. This Action Project will include volunteering in our Clothing Room.Clothing Room Volunteers allow Homeless Calgarians to benefit from the constant flow of apparel donations the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre receives from the community. By helping to stock our Free Clothing Store, they ensure our clients are able to stay warm and dry. These volunteers thrive on turning chaos into order. They are organized, efficient, and don't mind a little bit of heavy lifting. This opportunity can accommodate a class of max 30 students with 4 chaperons.
Backpacks are a very important resource to our clients, they provide a safe place to carry around personal and valued items. Fill a backpack is a great way to support the daily needs our clients have. This is an offsite opportunity. Schools can get together and collect items that are extremely beneficial to our clients and put together backpacks! The Drop off locations for these donations are:1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE | Calgary, AB | T2G 0P8OROur Donation Centre-3640 11A Street NE
Sun safe kits provide vulnerable Calgarians with protection from heat stroke, sun burn and dehydration on hot summer days.Sun Safe Kits Poster Are you looking for ways to support vulnerable Calgarians in our community. Sun safe kits provide clients with supplies to protect them from the elements. The health and wellness kits play a key role in supporting those in need.
Did you know that the Drop-In's Donation Centre serves as a hub for a variety of needs of both DI guests and Calgarians receiving support from a variety of non-profits throughout the city? Unlike our other volunteer opportunities, the Donation Centre is perfect for all ages. You and your group will sort through community donations and ensure that vulnerable Calgarians get the items needed for a chance to break the cycle of homelessness.
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator