Since the inception of the Na'amat Canada Calgary's School Supplies for Kids (SSFK) program in 1998, more than 22,000 children who have taken refuge in Calgary and Southern Alberta domestic violence and homeless shelters have received a new backpack filled with school supplies. Forced to leave everything behind, these children typically arrive at the shelters with little more than the clothes on their backs. The SSFK program fully equips these children with the tools they need to resume their education with dignity and hope.
Since the onset of COVID-19, across Canada domestic violence has increased by 30%, and the need for our SSFK program is greater than ever. Together with your support we can make these children's lives a little brighter.
GREAT NEWS: Our SSFK program was chosen as a recipient of the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) matching program. BFK is a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.
BFK will match up to 50% of all funds raised from this auction including donations, making your support go even further!
Check out the 37 spectacular auction items and hopefully you will find something you like. If you don't bid on anything, or are out bid, you can still support SSFK by visiting 'Fund-a-Need and Much More' and purchase a virtual backpack with grade appropriate school supplies.
Another great way to donate is through the Chip in for Kids text-to-donate campaign. By texting KIDS158 to 30333, Shaw will match your $10 donation, and then the matched donation will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50%. Your $10 can grow into a donation of $30 for the School Supplies for Kids program, and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation!
Thank you to our donors for their wonderful auction items as well as our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and you, for helping to improve the lives of so many children in need.
PLEASE NOTE: Winning bidders of auction items will be contacted by one of our Na'amat Canada Calgary members within one week after bidding closes to arrange payment of your auction item(s), as well as pick up or hand deliver in Calgary. If shipping is required outside of Calgary (In Canada Only) the cost of shipping will be added to your auction item(s). We accept payment by cash, cheque, credit card, or eTransfer for auction items.
For 'Fund-a-Need and Much More' Virtual Backpack Donations: Make your payment by clicking on this link: https://shawcharityclassic.com/participating-charities/naamat/. Your tax receipt will be issued by Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.
For Chip in for Kids text-to-donate, just text KIDS158 to 30333 to make your $10 donation, and Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation will send you a tax receipt.
Thank you for your support!