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Inn from the Cold: The INNside Scoop
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An unwelcome first

July is the first month this year we have been over capacity 100% of the month. July 31 we supported the most individuals ever – 151. August is starting out on the same path with an anticipated 44 families over the August long weekend.
The solution to this demand is found in more solutions to affordable housing. Read more here.

The 6th Annual DreamINN Big! Gala

Come one, come all, to see the Greatest Family Gala on earth!

Crescent Point Energy Presents:

Join us for an evening under the big top! Get lost in the wonders of the circus at this year’s DreamINN Big! Gala September 22. Step into the most spectacular family event of the year and enjoy a grand carnival, fabulous food, and an exciting silent auction, all in support of children and families experiencing homelessness.

All funds raised from the 6th Annual DreamINN Big! Gala supports our Family Support Program which provides valuable assistance to families in crisis.

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Mill Street Patio Party

Mill Street Brewpub Calgary have created specialty beer - The INNkeepers Brew - that will be featured FOR ONE DAY ONLY.

In celebration of this exciting collaboration, we are partnering up with Mill Street Brewpub for a tiki-themed patio party and non-perishable snack drive on August 16th. Join us as we tap the keg and celebrate community and soak up the last weeks of summer. A $20 ticket includes a burger and pint of 'The INNkeepers Brew'. Tickets will be available at the door. Funds raised from the party will go to support Inn from the Cold.

As well, $1 from each additional pint or growler of 'INNkeepers Brew' sold throughout the day, will go to support the children and families who stay at Inn from the Cold. So put on your best tropical outfit and join us on the patio August 16th!

We will also be collecting non-perishable, nut-free, snacks at the event that are used for lunches and after-school snacks.
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Mill Street Brewpub Calgary have created specialty beer - The INNkeepers Brew - that will be featured FOR ONE DAY ONLY.
INNformation Series Episode 7 – Focus on housing. Interview with Maya Kambietz

Family Homelessness INNformation Series

Watch it on our blog here. This week we are exploring the topic of housing. Specifically, the role housing plays in achieving our vision of a community where no child or family is homeless. Stay tuned for interviews with experts from other experts in the homeless-serving sector over the next month.

Watch older videos from topics 1 through 8 here.
Explore our blog for information on family homelessness in Calgary and watch videos interviewing our cities experts in this field. 

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

Shoe donations needed!

We are in critical need of shoes of all sizes, all genders, all ages.

All donations can be dropped off at our Emergency Family Shelter located at #106, 110-11th Ave SE.

Please contact Amanda Poitras at 403-776-3287 or amandap@innfromthecold.org with any questions.


Sponsor a meal

Have a direct impact on the children and families we serve by sponsoring a meal. Choose from a variety of options including cold breakfast up to a holiday meal.

Find out more information here.
Get Involved

Become a sponsor for our DreamINN Big! Gala

6th Annual DreamINN Big! Gala
Please contact svetlana@innfromthecold.org or call 403-465-1832, to get involved.

The Big Refresh

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and talent to our Emergency Family Shelter 'Big Refresh'.

Thank you to Husky EnergyHockey Helps the HomelessRotary Club of Calgary South and all other sponsors, donors, staff and volunteers for making this possible.

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 vresources@innfromthecold.org 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 svetlana@innfromthecold.org 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 joellem@innfromthecold.org.

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

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