Dickinsfield Amity House is a non profit family resource and adult drop in providing support services to the community since 1972.
To help with their efforts, California Closets Alberta donated and installed shelving and storage solutions for their new Swap Shop. Swap Shop is open to anyone in need and provides donated clothing and small household items for free. The new storage has helped to streamline and organize the entire donation process.
As a locally owned and operated company, it's very important to everyone at California Closets Alberta to be involved in their community. Jennifer VanTeeling, Sales Manager for the franchise was a Boys & Girls Club staff member while she was going to university.
“I’ve always kept in touch with the Club and wanted to figure out if there was a way we could help support the kids and their families,” Jennifer explains. “I know Christmas can be a difficult time for some of the families. We decided that we could give back at that time of year and give a couple of families the type of Christmas that our clients have. That rang true for us.”
And so it started. For over 5 years and counting, California Closets has participated in the Loonie Auction supporting families from The Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton. They've helped to raise almost $10.000 to help make a difference in the lives of the children and youth of the Edmonton community.
California Closets has also donated toys and gifts for local kids and families in need during the holidays, helping to make needy families Christmas celebrations a little brighter.
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During the months of November and December of 2015, California Closets encouraged their clients to donate winter coats, boots, gloves and hats in exchange for a discount on a new storage system. All clothing received went to both WINS (Women in Need Society) and WIN House. Donors hearts should be warmed the knowledge that their coats went directly to women and children in need. Over 260 winter coats, 75 pairs of winter boots and countless numbers of gloves and hats all went on to provide warmth and comfort to families throughout the Edmonton and Calgary Area.
For nearly five decades, WIN House has given women and children of all ages and cultures in the Edmonton area a safe place to flee from domestic abuse. In 2015, to help comfort for those during a time in need, California Closets donated at cost, designed and installed closet systems in the shelter.
Each year, everyday hockey enthusiasts team up with NHL alumni in the battle against Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the Alzheimer's Face Off Hockey Tournament. Every dollar raised will help fund the Alberta Alzheimer Research Program which supports Alberta-based investigators who are working to find new and better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for this debilitating disease.
The California Closets team, "Cali Crush," is proud to have raised over $70,000 towards Alzheimer's research over the last two years.