We provide support to Calgarians in need by referral from health care professionals, social workers, and community support workers. Requests may be sent to email@example.com.
Each year we help over 900 individuals with groceries and prescription medications in the form of vouchers from Co-op where they can make purchases to fill their needs. This service is a last resort to our clients and remains a mainstay of our programs as the need never goes away.
Currently, we work through Education Matters to provide scholarships to two educational programs. Louise Dean School assists young moms in completing their high school education. The Discovering Choices program enables academically capable students, who do not experience success in their designated school, with self-directed learning offering flexible hours. Our scholarships support graduates from these programs to continue their education at a post-secondary level.
When funding allows, we consider additional programs presented to us, which fall within the Samaritan Club mandate.
Over 550 bundles of baby items including diapers, onesies, sleepers, hooded towels, blankets, knitted sweaters and hats, are assembled over 4 bundlings annually. These layettes are given to Calgary hospitals and agencies for newborns of low-income families. We have a community of knitters and church groups across the city contributing quilted blankets and knitwear to our cause.
We manage requests from the healthcare community for assistance in financing aids to daily living and equipment for the Calgary community. Often on a cost-share basis, we contribute to aids for disadvantaged and disabled clients who have nowhere else to turn. We also sponsor children with special needs to attend summer camps.
We supply transit passes for those in need as requested by social agencies. In the past, we have provided passes to Discovery House, Woods Homes, Alex Youth Centre, Calgary Seniors and more.
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