Ways to Give
Resilient children, youth and families are a result of caring and strong communities.
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How to Give
Our ability to help over 2600 individuals and families each year is because of community supporters like you! Your generosity ensures that we have the resources to provide timely and personalized support to meet the unique needs that vulnerable children, youth and families face in their times of need.
You can direct your one time or monthly gift to one of our Areas of Need or select “Where it’s needed most” which allows us to flexibly meet emergent client needs.
McMan Calgary & Area is a registered charitable organization: #119035947RR0001. All of our donors are recognized in our Annual Report to the Community. If you would like to remain anonymous, please select “I’d like to remain anonymous” on the donation form.
One Time Donation
Big or small, every gift helps us make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families in Calgary & Area. Together we are transforming lives.
Monthly gifts help us ensure critical services are offered all year round when needed by our clients! Tax receipts for monthly gifts are issued in February.
Gifts in Kind
We accept select in-kind gifts such as new toys in original packaging, gift cards and care packages for parents such as diapers and baby gear.
Areas of Need
McMan Calgary & Area strives to provide a continuum of care for the children, youth and families who need a little extra care.
Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA)
In Canada 95% of trafficking victims are women and of those 24% are under 18 years of age. McMan’s Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA) Program works with youth, 12-24 years, who are at risk of sexual exploitation to increase their personal safety and reduce their risk of exploitation.
Youth served through PSECA often face complex barriers including mental health struggles, addictions, and homelessness. The PSECA Program provides support to 8-15 youth, and their families each year. In the past year and a half the number of referrals to the program has tripled!
Mental Health & Wellness Groups
In Alberta, 1 in 5 people experience a mental illness and over 10% of Albertans 15 years and older battle drug and alcohol dependency. The chances are you know someone who has or is currently facing mental illness or addiction. Our school and community-based programs like Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills groups help youth and parents learn practical strategies and skills to increase their own mental wellness and support their loved ones.
With support from community donors like you, last year over 300 participants took part in Mental Health and Wellness workshops. Help us keep the momentum going!
For more information about how you can partner with us to increase the number of youth who have access to professional mental health supports, contact us.
The Hope Homes program serves youth 16-24 years of age who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, through individualized supports and safe and stable housing. Hope Homes’ youth work towards educational, employment, and personal goals they need to thrive.
Upon enrollment, each youth receives a starter kit comprised of essential items needed to move into a new home. The starter kits provide youth with the necessities for independent living and creates a sense of belonging with items they call their own.
All starter kits are funded through the generosity of supporters like you. For more information on partnering with us to increase the impact of these kits, contact us.
Corporate & Group Volunteer Opportunities
Corporate and group volunteer opportunities with McMan are a great way for your team to make a real difference in lives of the clients we serve, foster team morale, and have fun.
McMan Calgary has opportunities and projects of all sizes in need of willing hands. Examples of past projects supported by generous group volunteers include:
- Refreshing or renovating our youth housing facilities
- Spreading holiday joy at our annual client Christmas party for over 500 clients and their families
- Supporting annual fundraising campaigns
All corporate and group volunteers receive recognition via social media shout outs and are included in our Annual Report to the Community.
Contact us to learn about upcoming opportunities and explore how your team can get involved.
Please complete the form to connect with McMan about group and corporate volunteer opportunities.