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“This is our community and the people that are being supported are all of our neighbours. We’re not a huge charity that can make a big difference nationally, but we can make a big difference in our own community.” 

– Bill Herron, William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation

Since March 2020, we have all been living with the COVID-19 pandemic. It has created a lot of uncertainty and distress for our community, and our volunteers and staff who provide the mental health and crisis support have not been untouched. COVID-19 has changed our lives forever, so now more than ever, Distress Centre needs to be available 24/7 to support those struggling with their mental health, or who are in crisis.

Abiding by AHS restrictions, Distress Centre has a combination of highly trained volunteers and staff providing support in our contact centre as well as remotely. Going remote, we lost 100% of our volunteers and it has been a real challenge getting our numbers back up to where they need to be. It has also been a costly journey for Distress Centre, and since all of our services are free to anyone day or night, we need your support now more than ever.

Thank you. Please Donate.

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 through Birdies for Kids and have your donation matched up to 50%!

Ways to Donate

Donate online or by mail

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Online

Donate online here.

Mail

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?

If you have questions about donations please refer to our Donor FAQs.

Charitable Registration Number: 107021024RR0001

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

In-Kind Gifts

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In Kind Gifts

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:

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

We really appreciate your generous donation.  Thank you.

Donate Bottles and Cans

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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.

Donate Aeroplan Miles

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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.

Donate a Car

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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 a tax receipt will be provided to you via CanadaHelps after your car donation is complete.

Donate Securities

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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

Create a fundraising event

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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.

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Donate through Birdies for Kids and have your donation matched up to 50%!

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