Charity

Make your mark on the New Central Library

Rendering of the window messages at the New Central Library.

Want to be a part of the New Central Library? Now you can with the Windows of Opportunity campaign!

The Calgary Public Library’s brand new home at the New Central Library will be one of Calgary’s brightest and interesting community landmarks. The East Village building is on track to be completed next Fall 2018. As part of the finishing touches on the building, donors can leave their mark with their own personal engraving in the windows of the new library. Share your family name, your favourite quote, saying or View this Post

Eat North brings local brands together for charity

Eat North tshirt

Check out this limited edition Eat North tee made by Camp Brand Goods.

What do you get when you mix a food website with a t-shirt clothier and a dash of high-fashion style? This awesome Eat North charity tee designed by Camp Brand Goods and sold on the brand-spankin’ new PARK online shop. There’s so much local goodness going on here!

The t-shirt is a custom-made design to celebrate Eat North’s upcoming Prairie Grid Dinner Series taking place in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg this fall. The series will feature a variety of culinary collaborations from plateware sets to View this Post

Donate your dresses to Gown Town

10th Annual Gown Town

Where you can get an affordable grad dress for a great cause.

Posted by Breakfast Television Calgary on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

 

Doing a little spring cleaning and ready to empty out your closet? Marlborough Mall’s Gown Town charity event needs your help! Calgarians are being asked to drop off their gently used formal dresses for the mall’s annual fashion round-up. For every dress you drop off, you’ll be entered View this Post

Local “Shop Boys” unveil 2016 charity calendar

Shop Boys calendar 2016

Calgary is home to a vibrant community of independent businesses. Many of the faces behind the local favourites and neighborhood hangouts tend to stay behind-the-scenes, but a new Calgary-oriented calendar is looking to bring these peeps front-and-center. The 2016 Shop Boys calendar features 12 local business owners to celebrate local independent shops throughout the community.

The calendar is the brainchild of co-founders Emily and Brett McDermott (of Our Daily Brett on 14 Street SW). “We’re really excited about Calgary and all the interesting, independent businesses that have been popping up in recent years,” says Emily. “Whenever we have a day View this Post

Stampede Roundup and Oxford Stomp: Partying for a Good Cause

Stampede Roundup Journey 2

Journey rocks out at the Stampede Roundup.

It’s been a wonderful and exhausting 10 days of Stampede, but in between all the food, midway rides and line dances, Calgarians showed up en masse to celebrate and support a great charity cause. The annual Stampede Roundup and Oxford Stomp fundraisers put together some amazing outdoor concert experiences, with some western flair. Combined, the two events raised $400,000 for the Rotary Club of Calgary. What’s cool is that the funds raised will go towards enhancing the urban park experience in the city with the  Rotary/Mattamy Greenway Project. The initiative View this Post

Making a difference with June Dresses

Day 1 of June Dresses

Day 1 of June Dresses

It’s the start of a brand-new month and the beginning of an amazing fundraiser! I’m participating in June Dresses: 30 days, 30 dresses, all to help empower women through dress. The concept has ladies pledge to wear a dress or skirt everyday for the month of June. Being confident in what you wear goes a long to give power to girls and women. And as the movement grows, more ladies will be part of the cause and help to give back to other women in their community.

I’m lucky to have an extensive wardrobe View this Post

The cutest Crave Cupcakes

I didn’t think I could love Crave Cupcakes more than I already do but then they do this: create adorable animal cupcakes in support of the Calgary Humane Society! In celebration of National Cupcake Day, these delicious critter cupcakes will be available for one day only on February 23rd. You can pre-order your cupcake six-pack to include two animals of your choosing (bunny, kitty or puppy) and four classic swirled cupcakes. 50% of sales from each six-pack will go towards helping animals at our local Humane Society.

Now that’s just icing View this Post