As an initiative to give back to the community during the holidays, Reeves College hosted a winter clothing drive for the Calgary Alpha House Society.
On December 9, 2021, Reeves College rounded up all the winter clothing and jackets they raised – over 200 items or seven large bags – and delivered them to Alpha House.
“It’s important that our college takes the time and effort to give back to our community,” says Kim Ambler, Financial Coordinator at Reeves College. “The holidays is a time where everyone gathers with their friends and families, so we want to ensure that we show up for those who may not have families of their own and provide them with the things they don’t have during the holiday season.”
Established in 1981, Calgary Alpha House Society provides support to marginalized men and women who often live on the streets. The Reeves College winter clothing drive offers fundamental support (in the value of warm clothing) so these marginalized individuals can have access to the bare essentials during the holiday season.
Calgary Alpha House Society provides shelter and housing, detox programs – for those addicted to alcohol and other drugs, and outreach programs. Learn more about Alpha House here.