Current and upcoming events
*Note to the community
As the situation around COVID-19 continues to unfold, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is committed to ensuring the safety of our team, as well as the children, families and care providers within the hospital. If you are an organizer of a fundraising event, thank you! Please work with your Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation representative to ensure we have the latest information.
For current information about Foundation operations, read more.
Signet Plush Campaign
AUGUST 14 - DECEMBER 24
Visit your local Signet Jewlers and purchase an 'Avery Bear'. All profits from the sale of the 'Avery' will go directly to your local childrens hospital.
IKEA Sagoskatt Fundraiser
OCTOBER - FEBRUARY
Check out the six cute Sagoskatt soft toys online or at the Calgary store! Designed by kids to support kids, the full proceeds from their sales will go to the hospital’s greatest needs.
Purdy’s Dear Santa Campaign
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 24
Head to your local Purdy’s and make an impact with your purchase of the Dear Santa Chocolate Bar. $2 from every bar will be directly donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. There are also opportunities to buy in bulk and purchase gift baskets with increased funds per product going towards helping the kids right here in our back yard.
Long & McQuade Music Therapy Campaign
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31
When you donate $1 or more to the Alberta Children’s Hospital at your local Long & McQuade store, you will receive a $5 rental coupon for use anytime in 2021! All funds raised will go towards Music Therapy at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Castellano Custom Homes’ Homes for Hope
NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 31
Castellano Custom Homes finished building their first “Home for Hope” in King’s Heights, Airdrie. This gorgeous house is now listed with all proceeds shared between the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation assisting in the care and hospitalization of children across Alberta. Learn more and take a virtual tour of the house here.
Williams-Sonoma Holiday Campaign
NOVEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 13
Head to your local Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn or West Elm locations and grab a special 'charity product' to round out your purchase! Charity items include (*location dependent) limited edition childrens toys, throws and holiday ornaments! Proceeds will be donated to the Alberta Children's Hospital.
NOVEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 31
When you visit your local LIDS retail location, donate $2 or $5 dollars at check-out. All funds will be donated directly to the sick and injured children at the Alberta Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network!
NOVEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 11
The 2020 GingerCane Contest is on! Organized by E2 + Associates, GingerCane is an online gingerbread house competition benefitting local children's hospitals. Register a team today or make sure you donate to vote for the best gingerbread house!
2021 Choose Kind Fundraiser
NOVEMBER 2020 – FEBRUARY 2021
Purchase a “Choose Kind” pink shirt today to celebrate Pink Shirt Day on February 24, 2021 and raise funds for programs and initiatives at the new Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Fas Gas Campaign
DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31
When you fill up at your local Fas Gas location in Southern Alberta during the month of December, $.01 of every liter of gas pumped will be donated right back to the Alberta Children’s Hospital!
Walmart Spark A Miracle Campaign
DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 24
Help spark miracles for kids through the Children’s Miracle Network, by donating at check-out at your local Walmart location. 100% of your donation will stay right here in Southern Alberta to help kids in our back yard.
The Brick Campaign
Help support kids in your community through The Brick campaign by purchasing a Plush Bear – the Brickley bear or a Brickley paper icon. All local customer donations will support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation through Children’s Miracle Network! Visit thebrick.com for a location near you.
Car Heaven Program
Support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation by donating your old vehicle through the Car Heaven Recycling Program. Car Heaven is an initiative of Automotive Recyclers of Canada that enables people to get rid of their older, high-polluting car and donate the proceeds from their vehicle to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. And your vehicle is always towed away free! For more information, please visit carheaven.ca/alberta.
Donate A Car Canada
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation through Donate a Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!
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Annual signature events
MAY 29, 2021 – Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Prepare to Get Loud! Beyond an evening of musical entertainment, CRESCENDO stirs compassion and hope for those facing mental health challenges. A musical event produced by the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation aims to build understanding, reduce stigma and fund programs to help those reaching out for support.
RBC Race for the Kids
OCTOBER 17-18, 2020
While we won't be gathering at Heritage Park this September, together, we can still take steps for child mental health through a global event like no other: The RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids. We invite you to join us as we work to raise awareness for mental health and for the vital supports that will help children in our community for generations to come. Registration opens Sept. 14.
Candy Cane Gala
DECEMBER 4, 2020
Over the past 13 years, our amazing community has helped us raise more than $8M for equipment, programs, and special enhancements that support families and make treatments at the Alberta Children's Hospital more kid-friendly. Get your tickets today for this year's exciting virtual and at-home Candy Cane Gala!
FEBRUARY DATE TBD – Broadcast on Country 105 and Global Calgary
Through the power of the airways, Radiothon gives the community a glimpse into the exceptional care that takes place every day at the Alberta Children's Hospital. Over three days, Country 105 FM personalities broadcast live from the hospital's main gathering space where more than 75 kids and families share their inspirational stories of their hospital journeys.