Over $1.3 million raised for 4th Annual Claire’s Campaign
Thank you for making a donation in honour of a homeless mother’s courage
We are thrilled to announce that just over $1.3 million was raised for the 4th Annual Claire’s Campaign, almost double our goal of $700,000. We would like to thank Gary Nissen for his long-standing commitment to the Inn and generous matching donation of $250,000. We would also like to thank the Zutter family for their $100,000 matching donation and every single donor and supporter of homeless children and their families in Calgary. This year’s Claire’s Campaign was the kick off to our 5-year $8.3 million capital campaign which will allow us to offer supported housing for 25 more families over the next three years. Every dollar counts and thank you for your continued support to help us offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing for homeless children and their families.
Meet The Moms You’re Helping: Sheila
“About a year ago…I started making arrangements to come this way…I wasn’t getting the proper specialists for them out there,” Sheila said as she shared her journey of homelessness. She and her family moved to Calgary from Saskatchewan in August of 2015 in hopes of finding the proper supports for her three special needs children, one of whom has Asperger’s, one with FAS, and one displaying symptoms of FAE.
Meet The Dads You’re Helping: Christopher
“There was nothing else I could have done for myself. I was at a point in my life where I needed to ask for help,” Christopher reflects. Christopher and his son found themselves at Inn from the Cold last December, after a year of turmoil. He went from a high paying job, to working an apprenticeship, to being laid off in a very challenging economic climate in Alberta.
Meet The Moms You’re Helping: Adriana
When Adriana and her three boys Sam, Cayden and Emmanuel first arrived at Journey House, they wouldn’t go to bed without ensuring all the doors were locked. “My oldest, he kept opening, closing, locking the door. We haven’t had our own set of keys for a while,” Adriana said. They haven’t called the same place a home for longer than a couple months in a long time.
Meet The Moms You’re Helping: Tanya
“I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power,” Tanya says about the many certificates hanging around her Journey House apartment, certificates for communication, self-esteem, parenting, and a certificate from U of A, to name a few. “If there’s something that needs to be fixed, and you know more about it, then you know where to begin to fix it.”