Thank you for making this year’s Closer to Home initiatives our biggest year yet.
CA’s annual Adopt-a-Family/Cool Kids Care initiative in support of Closer to Home Community Services has now wrapped for another year. For over 20 years, the CA community, including staff, students, teachers, and parents have supported Closer to Home to bring altruism and our REACH principles to life, helping this important community organization. This was our most successful year!
The total raised for this year’s Closer to Home Adopt-A-Family initiative was $15,960 – surpassing the original goal by almost $2,000!
Closer to Home will use these donations to buy gift cards for families to use for groceries or presents during the holiday season.
“Our families really do understand that there are people out of work right now, there are people struggling to put food on the table, worried about where are they going to get their next month’s rent. Adopt-A-Family helps to take a little pressure off those people during a season that should be full of joy,” said CA Director of Learning, Sarah Hoag.
To celebrate Adopt-A-Family coming to a close this week, the International Travel Studies (ITS) Morocco students set up a hot chocolate and candy cane station to spread good cheer and to thank their fellow CA community members for their contributions. The leadership of the students throughout this initiative was integral in generating a greater understanding throughout our community about the importance of donating and giving back to those less fortunate.
“This initiative is so important every year, but especially this year when many people are struggling to buy necessities. Calgary Academy has continued this yearly tradition since 1997 and this year is the biggest year yet, and we feel so proud to have been able to give back to 18 families in 2021,” said ITS Student, Levi L.
Thank you again for supporting local Calgarians during this holiday season.