How to support Inn from the Cold during this holiday season

December 21, 2020

Help families and their children served by Inn from the Cold

Companies that would like to support Inn from the Cold financially this season can donate via Benevity.

Companies that prefer to work with us directly or to explore special funding programs to support children and families served by IFTC can contact Fund Development Manager, Jennifer English, at jennifer@innfromthecold.org or 403 473 2083.

Individuals who’d like to support Inn from the Cold financially can donate on our website or via Canada Helps.

We’ll apply these donations to the IFTC Family Support Program, which includes safe emergency shelter, long-term affordable housing, early childhood development and youth programming, family holiday festivities, and various social supports. All of these areas are crucial to helping our families work through trauma and supporting them as they get back on their feet again and stabilize.

Charity Intelligence has recognized Inn from the Cold as one of 100 top rated charities in Canada in 2020. Find out more about Charity Intelligence and its independent evaluation of charities here.

Donate items-in-kind this holiday season

We are  unable to accept any donated items in kind at our main building from December 23rd to January 7th.

We’ll resume accepting donated items in kind in person on Fridays from 10 AM to 3 PM beginning Friday, January 8th.

Supporters can continue to support IFTC  by buying what’s critically needed on our Amazon wish list  and arrange to have these items shipped directly to us.

View current Amazon wish list of critically needed items here.

To confirm current needs and to make delivery arrangements, please email our Donation Management Associate at donate@innfromthecold.org or call 403 999 7452. Messages will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day.

We’re unable to take unsolicited or unscheduled donations and are unable to accept used items.

Sign up for a volunteer opportunity at Inn from the Cold

We’re accepting applications from people who are interested in remote volunteer positions.

Those roles include producing how-to-videos on a range of subjects. While most in-person volunteer opportunities are not currently available, there are some options available at our other facilities, such as our offsite commercial kitchen. Volunteer opportunities for the holiday season have already been filled.

See the volunteer section for more information about available opportunities or email volunteer@innfromthecold.org with specific questions.

Please note that in-person volunteer opportunities at our main building on 11th Avenue are not available.