Claire's Campaign extended to June 6th!

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Claire's Campaign extended to June 6th

Thanks to a $50,000 matching donation from Centron, we have increased our goal to $900,000 and extended Claire's Campaign.

During the month of May, there were 1547 children who found shelter with their families at Inn from the Cold. They are counting on Claire’s Campaign to help their families get home. There’s still time to be someone they count on to get there. Claire’s Campaign deadline has been extended to noon on June 6th. Please help the children get home.
Inn from the Cold’s Family Emergency Shelter kept making room for 30 families every night during the month of May, even though the shelter is designed to provide 27 families safe, secure, emergency shelter during a housing crisis. Claire’s Campaign gives every homeless family hope they will find their way home. Please consider being that someone they can count on to help them get from housing crisis to home. You can make a donation until noon on June 6th.  

“We can’t turn families away,” says Abe Brown, Executive Director, Inn from the Cold. “Children’s lives are at stake. We have to find a safe place for them under our roof .” Read more.

Funds raised through Claire’s Campaign will support our Family Support Program funding critical programming and operational needs in our Emergency Family Shelter and Housing.

More information and to make a donation to Claire's Campaign here.

Learn more
Marriott International's 3rd Annual Lobster BBQ.

Tickets on sale now!

Back again by popular demand, The Delta Calgary South by Marriott Presents: Marriott International’s 3rd Annual Lobster BBQ! Calgary’s favorite way to kick off the summer and support a worthwhile cause.

Join us June 22 for the Marriott International’s 3rd Annual Lobster BBQ in support of Inn from the Cold.

Guests will be treated to a delicious lobster and steak dinner. Entertainment will include an exciting competition between five of Calgary’s top chefs as they battle for the title of Master of the Grill.
This year’s BBQ is an all-ages event. Bring the entire family to enjoy great food, lively music from the talented and entertainment and incredible live and silent auctions.

Buy your tickets here. $100 for Adults, $80 for Kids. Includes: admission, entertainment, dinner and a complimentary drink ticket  (18 +). 
Learn more

Catch up on our Family Homelessness INNFormation Series

We are more than halfway through our Family Homelessness INNformation Series.
Watch videos from topics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 here.
Explore our blog for information on family homelessness in Calgary and watch videos interviewing our cities experts in this field. 

Experiential Tours

Each May, as a part of Claire's Campaign, we open our doors to let Calgarians get a first-hand experience of life in our Family Emergency Shelter. Tours are taken on the same tour we provide to families who utilize our services and are finished with a question period with Inn from the Cold staff. This year the tours took place on May 15th and 18th. If you or a group are interested in taking a tour of the Inn please email

Claire's Campaign has been extended to June 6th and noon. Find out how you can make a difference here. Watch the impact of the tours below!

Inn from the Cold's 2018 Experiential Tours.

Early Childhood Development and Birdies for Kids

Make a donation to our child development programs through Birdies for Kids and double your impact! Every donation you make to the Inn through Birdies for Kids from now until September 2nd will be matched up to 50%. Click here to donate today!

"When you invest in a child, you're investing in many generations to come."
- Abe Brown, Executive Director, Inn from the Cold

We Love Volunteers!

Thank you to the incredible volunteers who dedicate their valuable time to our support. We are looking for summer volunteers. Please email if you are interested. 
For information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

Please consider joining the Inn Crowd, our monthly giving program.

When you are part of the Inn Crowd, giving is more convenient for you, your donations will make a regular, compounded impact and you will enjoy special perks that come along with being part of the Inn Crowd. Monthly donations help us achieve our mission and vision through consistent, sustainable support. Please email for more information or click here to join now.

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Inn from the Cold Society is planning to raise an estimated $5,500,000 in 2018 on fundraising activities, which will cost our organization an estimated $792,100. The money we raise will help create a brighter future for homeless families in our community. For more information, please contact Joelle Mar, Director, Resource Development at

Our address is #106, 110 - 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X5. Charitable Number: 87082 3648 RR0001.

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