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Calgary breweries and distilleries making hand sanitizer
Find out where to pick up some Calgary craft hand sanitizer

These are some truly difficult times we are facing.  But some local Calgary breweries and distilleries are pivoting their business models to flex their expertise and help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of making alcohol for drinking, these Calgary businesses are making alcohol-based hand sanitizer, one of the most-sought after COVID-19 items.

Remember, washing your hands with soap and not touching your face are still necessary to follow. But having some hand sanitizer on hand for grocery store runs and other outings will surely give some peace of mind too. Supporting local businesses and local causes is more important View this Post

5 Calgary charities to donate to
Local causes near and dear to my heart

What are your favourite Calgary charities to donate to?

Calgary charity Brown Bagging for Calgary's kids makes school lunches for needy children.

Hundreds if not thousands of people can be impacted by the generous work of these Calgary charities

Giving back to the community is something I am really passionate about. I feel very fortunate that I have been able to learn, grow and benefit from a variety of Calgary organizations throughout my life. Growing up, my family did struggle financially at times but my parents always made sure our basic needs were met. Social support services and affordable programs help pave the way for many cultural, educational and physical activities that may View this Post

Make your mark on the New Central Library

Windows of Opportunity at the new Calgary Library.

Rendering of the window messages at the new Calgary 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

Donate your dresses to Gown Town

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 into a draw to win a $250 shopping spree at Marlborough Mall.

All the dresses will be made available to help out students with their upcoming graduation festivities. Dresses will be put on sale for only $10 – making it an affordable way for young women to find the 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

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

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