You can help the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) win $20,000 through the Canada Helps’ Great Canadian Giving Challenge! During the month of June, every $1 donated to CJHS through Canada Helps counts as one ballot to help us win $20,000. (All donations over $3 receive a charitable tax receipt from Canada Helps.)
What can we do with $20,000?
The youth and adults we work with come from backgrounds where poverty, social isolation and lack of family support are commonplace — which is why we incorporate community-building activities into our programming!
Our decade-old agency van, which is the mode of transportation for many of these activities, is on its last legs. With $20,000, we would be able to replace it — ensuring that youth and adults will continue to have access to evidence-based crime prevention programming and alternatives to breaking the law.
What do the youth have to say?
CJHS provides supportive housing for youth ages 15-24 who are experiencing homelessness. The youth at our two residences — Raido House and Windsor Park — are big fans of the van and the activities it takes them to! Here are a few memories from them.
A safer Calgary
When youth and adults involved in crime feel like part of the community, they feel more responsibility to that community. Engaging with individuals at risk on a community-based level helps to develop life and social skills, reduce isolation and prevent crime, making Calgary a safer city for everyone. Donate today to help us provide safe, reliable and affordable transportation for youth and adults who are making positive changes and moving away from criminal behaviour!
*Donations must be made through Canada Helps
**Photos are illustrations