Friday, December 13: 1pm-8pm
Capitol Hill Community Centre, 1531 -21 Avenue NW
You are invited to gather together with a community of caring volunteers in support of the LEGACY Project. Do you have time and energy to help provide food to families in need for the holidays? Please join us for a Friday afternoon and/or evening of lifting, sorting, packing and delivering food boxes. This is a family event. Volunteers of all ages are able to contribute. Children work best with the support and guidance of an adult. It is physical work and the boxes can be dirty. Please bring: thin work gloves, sturdy shoes and clothing you can get dirty.
Thirty-five volunteers are needed for the 1:00pm to 4:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm shifts. Fifteen volunteers are needed for a shift from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at a second location nearby, 1005-17A St NW. Please feel free to sign up for one or two shifts.
We will order pizza for volunteers between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.
Cathy Byers, on behalf of the community of the LEGACY Project 403.923.0079
The LEGACY Project began in 2001 with one question in mind: “How do we leave a LEGACY in the hearts of others?” Rather than exchanging gifts during the holidays, family and friends, decided to pool their money to purchase non-perishables, fresh food and a turkey dinner for families in need during the holidays. Twelve years later, the LEGACY Project continues to be run by a group of friends who gather with a wider community of volunteers in November and December each year to touch the lives of families in need.
To date, the LEGACY Project has been able to support over 340 Calgary families. Families are referred to the project by youth serving agencies and/or individuals who have been a part of the project and know of other families in need. The LEGACY Project aspires to support the same families each year for as long as they are in need. Each year an average of three families tells us they are doing well and do not need our support. When resources permit, the project takes on new families.