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					                       HOLIDAY Volunteer Highlights 2010
                        This season, give the best gift of all. The gift of time.
                                       SANTA’S WISH LIST
HOLIDAY HAMPER DELIVERY ELVES. Calgary Family                  WANTED: WORKER ELVES. Ever wanted to be a contributing
Services needs cheerful volunteers to help deliver hampers     member of Santa’s workshop? Well, here is your chance! On Dec
to vulnerable seniors over the holidays. Embrace the           10, from 10am to 3pm Inn from the Cold needs elves to assist
seasonal spirit of giving and experience firsthand contact     the adopt a family donors with dropping off Santa’s goods. This
with appreciative seniors. Contact sunnys@calgaryfamily.org    may include carrying, lifting and moving gifts of all shapes and
or 403-286-1811.                                               sizes from vehicles into the building. Please be advised that all
                                                               elves will be compensated with vast amounts of hot chocolate
                                                               and candy canes! Contact Devon at 403-263-8384.
HOLIDAY HAMPER PACKERS. Calgary Family Services                CHRISTMAS CHEER GIVERS! All day on December 10, Inn from
needs volunteers to checking and pack holiday hampers          the Cold needs enthusiastic spirited volunteers to pour hot
during office hours for delivery to vulnerable seniors. Work   chocolate, hand out candy canes and hand out cheerful
with other volunteers to sort and arrange hampers. No          Christmas greetings to our guests. If you feel that this is a
vehicle needed. Contact sunnys@calgaryfamily.org or 403-       position that your outgoing personality would be well suited for
286-1811.                                                      please contact Devon at 403-263-8384.
MASTER WRAPPERS! Calgary Family Services is holding            HOLIDAY ADOPT-A-FAMILY! Sign up to be matched with a family
its annual "Wrap it Up" fundraiser at Sunridge mall this       in need to help make their holidays bright. NeighbourLink will
December. Come to the Wrap it Up store, bring friends or       find and match you up with a family and give you all the
family and wrap gifts for customers who make a donation. A     information you need to help a family smile this season. Contact
fun and meaningful way to get in the Holiday spirit! Contact   LeeAnne at 403-538-7314.
Erika Fernandez at erikaf@calgaryfamily.org or 403-537-
3386.
BE A SNOW ANGEL! For individuals living with mobility          BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL GIFT WRAPPERS! Bring the family out
barriers, snow on the front walk can mean the difference       this season and be volunteer gift wrappers. Help Calgary Meals
between being able to leave one's house or not. You can help   on Wheels raise funds for meal service programs for seniors,
by volunteering to shovel for a fellow Calgarian in need of    disabled, elementary school kids, and working homeless.
assistance. Or better yet- adopt a driveway for the season!    Various shifts available including evening and weekend from
Give someone the freedom to come and go despite the snow,      December 2-24 at Westbrook Mall, 1200 37 Street SW. Contact
and feel good knowing that you are making your city a more     Maria Dueck at 403-243-2834, ext. 103 or
accessible place. Contact Accessible Housing Society at        mdueck@mealsonwheels.com
holly@ahscalgary.ca or 403-735-2433
MERRY CHRISTMAS CAMP! Help campers enjoy the best              BELLS ARE RINGING! It's that time of year again, when the
possible experience at camp by providing careful, caring       Salvation Army brings out their Christmas Kettles!! Kettle
support, and by ensuring a positive and fun atmosphere.        supervisors are the front lines of our Christmas Campaign. As a
Assist with programs, including crafts, baking, outdoor        volunteer you are responsible not only for accepting donations,
activities, drama & theatre, caroling etc. Befriend and        but for representing The Salvation Army and spreading holiday
provide emotional care to campers, while supporting camper     cheer by thanking donors and handing out candy canes. By
participation in activities! Contact Easter Seals Camp         supervising a kettle for three hours, you can raise enough funds
Horizon at julie@easterseals.ab.ca at (403) 949-3818, ext      to help provide a needy family of 4 with a Christmas of their
28                                                             very own. Contact Brandy at 403.410.1121 or
                                                               brandy_howell@can.salvationarmy.org
MUSICAL HOLIDAY. Musicians Wanted to support a great           LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREES. Every year, all of the IKEA stores in
cause, get some exposure and spread the Christmas cheer!       Canada run a Christmas Tree Program. A portion of the sale
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is looking        from each tree sold at the IKEA Calgary lot will be donated to
for solo acts or groups of up to five to give volunteer        the Calgary Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to help staff
performances alongside our traditional donation kettles in     the tree lot from November 22 to December 23 or until all the
Calgary. Perform Christmas carols or some of your own tunes    trees sell out. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your
at malls and downtown buildings between November 18 and        family, friends or coworkers. Contact Morissa at
December 24. Contact Priscilla at 403-410-1122 or              mchoptain@calgaryfoodbank.com or call 403-640-8813.
priscilla_ng@can.salvationarmy.org
TOY ROOM ELVES. Get into the Christmas spirit. Come out and help women choose a Christmas gift for their kids. Women’s
Centre needs gift wrappers, advisors and registration takers. Contact Carolina at 403-264-1155.

  HUNDREDS of non-profit organizations. HUNDREDS of great causes. HUNDREDS of ways to get involved.

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