We support vulnerable children and youth by providing them with backpacks filled with essential and comfort items to children and youth who may have had to leave their current residence with nothing but the clothes on their backs or a garbage bag filled with their belongings. The psychological impact of this can last a lifetime in a young person’s heart and mind and is the moment we are working to disrupt and replace with connection, bravery and belonging and resiliency.
Our main initiative is to provide backpacks to local youth organizations and agencies for age’s newborn to age 18. Each backpack contains a new pair of pajamas, small blanket, toiletries, reading book, colouring or sketchbook, colouring utensils, writing utensils, and “WOW” items. This can include fun toys, stuffed animals, school supplies, accessories, crafts. These simple items can help a child feel comforted and safe during a traumatic transition.
Greatest Items Needed:
In-kind donations of blankets
In-kind donations of pajamas
In-kind donations of toiletries
In-kind donations of baby/toddler items
Deliver to one of our 3 Sentinel Storage locations or email us to arrange a pick up: [email protected]
Chaparral | 1800 194 Ave SE #3000, Calgary, AB
Glenmore | 5950 12 St SE, Calgary, AB
Spyhill | 7725 112 Ave NW, Calgary, AB