New, unopened toiletries are packaged with other essentials for shelter residents to receive upon arrival. Many families arrive at the shelter without these items and this small gesture shows that others care about them.
It's easy to take the simplest things for granted. New pajamas aren't the first thing that comes to mind when people think about helping families even though the feeling of clean, comfortable pajamas is a luxury many do not have.
Through partnerships with local businesses the Eagle's Nest Stoney Family Shelter can purchase new underwear, toiletries and other basic necessities at wholesale costs. There is currently no grant funding for these items.
Blank and lined paged journals provide hours of healing for many families in a variety of ways. Being creative can allow people to explore feelings, thoughts and purpose.
New socks and slippers provide warmth and comfort in our cold Alberta winters for families that may otherwise go without.
Children, teens and adults alike find joy in being creative together. New art supplies such as sketch pads and pencil crayons can help a family bond and enjoy one another after traumatic events in their lives.
When a community comes together to support eachother the ripple effects are endless. Thank you for supporting your community and making a difference in the lives of countless families.
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