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Fundraise for Distress Centre

“I’ve been supporting Distress Centre Calgary since early 2015, and I’m so proud to champion such an incredible organization. You truly never know when crisis might affect you or your family, but knowing that Distress Centre is available can make such a difference. As part of the annual Darkness into Light Calgary event, I created individual online fundraising campaigns in recent years which saw additional funds raised for Distress Centre Calgary (DCC has been the partner charity to this event since 2015). The pandemic has created uncertainty and distress for so many, and it’s fair to say that almost everyone has struggled in some capacity but the work that DCC has done, particularly through the last 15 months, is nothing short of phenomenal. Thank you for all that you do!” 

-Sharon Whelton

Your support today will help save a life.

Providing crisis support for over 50 years, Distress Centre Calgary has been making a difference in the lives of over 3 million contacts since 1970. You can help support those who are in crisis or struggling with mental health issues by hosting your own personal event and raising critical funds for our 24/7 crisis services. Whatever you do, every dollar raised helps so that everyone is heard.

 

Raise funds with CanadaHelps

 Want to do a personal challenge, celebrate an event, or honour someone special? Set up your CanadaHelps fundraising page in minutes and make a difference for people in distress. Learn how here.

Fundraise on Facebook

 Have a birthday, anniversary, or special event coming up? Celebrate it with us by creating your very own Facebook fundraiser! Share it with your family and friends and watch your gift grow.

Host a community event

 By hosting a community event, not only will you raise funds, you’ll also bring awareness to Distress Centre’s crisis services. Your generous support ensures that our crisis services are available 24/7.

Post on GoPoolit

 Love being online? Create a free GoPoolit account, post what you normally would on social media, and nominate Distress Centre Calgary as your charity of choice. Whether it’s a selfie or a funny meme, every post raises an average of 35¢.

Looking for more ways to give? There are so many ways you can support Distress Centre.

Create your CanadaHelps Fundraising Page

Fundraising on CanadaHelps is free and easy! All your event donors get a charitable tax receipt as well. Simply follow the steps below to support Distress Centre Calgary or your favorite charity in minutes.

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Click on this link and enter your CanadaHelps account information if you have one. If not, click Create one.

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Enter your email address and password and click Sign Up.

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Now it’s time to create your fundraising page. Enter your event details such as title, period, goal, and more. Click Create Fundraising Page once done.

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Click Upload Image under Featured Image if you have a banner or photo you want to feature for your event. If you have any images or videos about your event, such as photos of past events or graphics, add them in by clicking Add an Image or Add a Video. Click Save Images & Videos once done.

If you have none, click Skip this Step. You can add them in later.

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You’re done! Copy the link provided and share it with your friends and family by sending it as a message, email, or posting on social media. You can track your stats or edit your event details anytime by logging in to your CanadaHelps account.

Please note that for fundraisers set up on CanadaHelps, we do not receive the fundraiser’s name or contact details, only the supporters who donate to the campaign.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us at donate@distresscentre.com.

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Raise funds with Facebook

If you already have a Facebook account, creating and sharing your fundraisers with your family, friends, and community is easy! Bonus: we receive 100% of your donations! Start fundraising using Facebook in 5 easy steps:

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Log in to your Facebook account and go to the fundraisers page by clicking Fundraisers in the Explore section of the left-side menu. This will bring you to the Fundraisers page, which shows current fundraisers and more information about them.

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Click the Raise Money button on the left sidebar and select Charity in the window that pops up.

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Type in “Distress Centre Calgary” in the “Choose a Nonprofit” window and click on Distress Centre Calgary from the list below.

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Add in your fundraiser details such as: fundraising goal, currency, deadline, title, and description. You can also upload a unique cover photo.

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Click Create and your fundraiser will be live! Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

Please note that we do not receive any of the fundraiser’s and his/her supporters’ names or contact details for Facebook fundraisers. You will receive your donation details from Facebook on behalf of their fundraising partner, PayPal Giving Fund, which then disburses the funds to Distress Centre Calgary.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us at donate@distresscentre.com.

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Host a Community Event

Host a fundraising event with proceeds supporting Distress Centre. By hosting a community event, you will be not only raising funds but you’ll also be an advocate and bring awareness to Distress Centre’s crisis services.

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Decide what kind of event you want to host. Some ideas are: sporting events, golf tournaments, car wash, garage sale, concert, etc. You could host a fundraiser at your work or school, such as a bake sale, picnic, jeans day. Get creative!

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Once approved, we will contact you.

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