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“I had a fellow message me on Facebook and tell me that he saw my story on Global and it touched him – he shared that he has been planning his suicide for a year and my story made him think that maybe there was another way.  Amazing!  Telling my story made it all worth while.”

Judy Wilkie, Caller

We could not do the work we do without donations like yours. Donations fund our programs and services, including 24 hour crisis support, youth peer support, professional counselling and 211 information and navigation services. Donations make it possible for us to provide all of our services at no cost to the service user. Thank you.

There are many ways you can give to Distress Centre. You can become a volunteer, donate money, donate your bottles and cans through SkipTheDepot, or you can donate Aeroplan miles. In 2016 the social return on investment for Distress Centre was $7.42 for every $1 donated.

Donate Now

For any donation inquiries, email: donate@distresscentre.com

Ways to Donate

Online

Donate online here.

Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call 403.266.1601.

We are available to take your call Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Please note, we are closed for lunch from 12 – 1 pm.

To donate by mail, please make cheques payable to Distress Centre and send to:

Distress Centre Calgary
Suite 500, 999 8th Street SW
Calgary Alberta
T2R1J5

Questions?

For any donation inquiries, email: donate@distresscentre.com

View our Donor FAQS for commonly asked questions regarding donations.

Charitable Registration Number: 107021024RR0001

We want you to know that your donation is supporting someone in crisis right now.  Thank you.

We use our In Kind Gifts to support our fundraising events, Basic Need Fund, and reward our volunteers for a job well done. We gratefully accept the following:

  • Gift cards to restaurants, salons/spas, coffee shops, cinemas
  • Gift cards to support those clients in need – food, transit, toiletries, clothing (i.e. Walmart, Superstore, Shoppers, etc.)
  • Event tickets – CPO, theatre, concerts, Alberta Ballet, etc.)
  • Amusement Parks – Calaway Park, Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark, Fort Calgary, Calgary Tower
  • Printing
  • Marketing/Advertising support
  • Photography services

Please contact donate@distresscentre.com if you would like to make an in kind donation. You can also mail an in kind donation to:

Fund Development
Distress Centre Calgary
Suite 500, 999 8th Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 1J5

We really appreciate your generous donation.  Thank you.

Support Distress Centre with SkipTheDepot

Distress Centre is signed up with SkipTheDepot! SkipTheDepot will collect your bottles and cans from your house, bring them to the depot and then donate the returns to Distress Centre. A nearly effortless way to support our work!

Use our promo code, DONATEDISTRESSCENTRE, when donating to us!

Get started by filling out the registration form.

Aeroplan’s Charitable Pooling Program

When you donate your Aeroplan Miles to Distress Centre, you are helping us in many ways:

  • Purchasing recognition items for the volunteers who give their time to answer the 24 hour crisis lines;
  • Purchasing items for third party fundraisers and silent auctions, with all proceeds going to support the 24 hour crisis lines or ConnecTeen program
  • Helping with travel expenses for Distress Centre staff to present at, or attend conferences and events that support and positively impact our services.

To donate your Aeroplan Points, please click here to donate online or here to download and complete the Aeroplan Pledge Form.

How can I donate my car to support Distress Centre?

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for the Distress Centre.

To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Distress Centre simply fill out the DONATE NOW tab at www.donatecar.ca.

Donate a Car Canada can provide you with free towing in many areas across Canada.

When you donate your car it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. A representative will contact you after you submit your vehicle to confirm the appropriate processing method.

Donate a Car Canada takes care of everything so your donation is easy.

DONATE NOW at www.donatecar.ca and Distress Centre will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete.

By donating securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to us, as opposed to selling them and donating the proceeds, you can make a bigger impact and eliminate capital gains tax. This means more for the charity and a greater charitable tax credit and tax-efficient way for you.

Donate Securities through CanadaHelps

Whether it’s a birthday fundraiser, a push-up challenge, or a community walk or run, there are so many ways you can fundraise for Distress Centre and support people in crisis.

Have any questions about making a donation? Please visit our Donor FAQs page.