Hope for Kids Program Canada


Helping Canadian Low Income Families

We provide financial support to low-income families and single parents of school-age children in Calgary, Alberta. We work with schools in low-income areas to select the individuals in most need of help. We also work with local churches to identify those in need.

Our support currently consists of grocery gift card donations to families living below the poverty line, as based on the most recent notice of assessment. We also provide support for families to identify other resources available to them in the city of Calgary: free or low cost food programs, low income housing, shelters, and work support.

We work with schools in low-income areas to select the individuals in most need of help. We also work with local churches to identify those in need. We are planning to expand this program to more provide more frequent help, so that it makes more of an impact for each family in need (eg. provide 4 $250 grocery gift cards per year instead of 2), as well as provide more in-kind support (eg. monthly food hampers for pickup at schools, winter clothing, school supplies, Christmas toys), as we obtain more funding. Our goal is to help 30 families per year, plus deliver in-kind supplies to be distributed to children in school once each quarter. Our current revenue allows for approximately 5-10 families, and one school donation event per year.

Aline awarding a gift card to Deanna
A group of volunteers stand by a large amount of donated goods
We also support local organizations that have similar goals and values. Since 2016, we have donated $75,000 through our Hope for Kids Canada program. Investing in children and families here in the Calgary region is important to us. That’s why we have donated thousands of dollars into Wood’s Homes, YMCA Calgary, The Mustard Seed, Canadian Red Cross, Calgary Drop-in & Rehab Centre, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary as well as CrossPointe Fellowship Church and Women CARE.Together, we are building up children and families in our neighbourhoods. Wings of Hope for Africa is thereby completing its mission to help with basic needs of life right here at home.
Click here to view the slideshow of our activities in Calgary.

Please donate and help us do more

Our donations are processed by ATB Cares, a secure platform for donating and fundraising online. Donations made by Canadian taxpayers are tax deductible, and a receipt will be issued automatically.  If you have any questions about your donation please contact us at info@wingsofhopeforafrica.ca

Banner image credit: Sami Keinänen, reproduced under the Creative Commons license.