The Gifts of Kindness program (formerly known as Christmas with Dignity) helps local individuals and families to meet their basic needs all year long. Donations will be accepted and can be accessed at any time throughout the year when individuals and families in the community need assistance.
The Gifts of Kindness program can be accessed to pay for damage deposits, groceries and other basic needs to help families in Chestermere and the S.E. Rocky View area.
The program can be accessed by the community through the Chestermere Family and Community Resource Centre intake process.
From November to December, money is raised to offer financial support to meet local basic needs and offer subsidized support through the following programs:
Personal (Baby & Seniors) Essentials
Good Food Box
How You Can Help throughout the year
Help us to keep this program and its funds available to the community all year by donating to the above Christmas campaigns, participating in the Butterfly Gala fundraiser or donating cash at any time of year.
Additional opportunities to donate will take place throughout the year through City fundraising initiatives such as: Giving Tuesdays, Gifts of Kindness for Valentines Day, and Change for Change.
Cash, cheque, or credit card donations are accepted at City Hall (105 Marina Road, Chestermere). Cheques can be written out to City of Chestermere, memo Gifts of Kindness. Donations of $20 or more will be eligible for a tax receipt.
Christmas With Dignity began in 2007 as an annual fundraising campaign that would provide basic needs assistance to families in the Chestermere community.
The program is now called Gifts of Kindness as a way to modernize the program and illustrate that donations will be accepted and can be accessed at any time throughout the year when individuals and families in the community need assistance and not just during the holiday season.