It’s that time of year again! This holiday season, we invite you to contribute to our Fill This Basket campaign, which brings joy into the lives of newcomer children by providing them with a special gift basket.
Moving to another country can be a traumatic experience, especially for children. Imagine coping with the stresses related to migration, dealing with past trauma, learning a new language, and adjusting to a new climate: It’s a lot for a young person to take in.
From December 3 to December 13, 2019, The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) will be preparing gifts for refugee and newcomer children in our Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) program, and we are seeking your help!
Your donation will help fund a basket full of fun & age-appropriate gifts for a newcomer child (ages 12 months – 11 years). If you are looking for a way to give back this holiday season, Fill This Basket is a perfect opportunity to welcome newcomer children to their new home in Calgary.
Some of the items included in last year’s baskets:
- Arts & crafts supplies
- Stuffed animals, dolls & toy trucks
- Children’s books & games
- Non-liquid hygiene items (soaps, combs)
- Clothing (gloves, socks)
- Small musical instruments
How can I contribute?
The deadline for donations is December 13th at 4:30 pm. You can easily donate online using the secure form below or on our donation page (choose “Fill This Basket – Annual December Childcare Campaign”).
Donations larger than $25 receive an income tax receipt. These will be issued before January 1st, 2019.
If you would like to make a donation by cash or cheque, please drop it off at TIES Whitehorn Reception, 3820 – 32 Street NE.
Our goal this year is to fill 100 gift baskets. You can track our progress here: