With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to turn around and ignore all the need out there. We recognize that not everyone is gifted or able to work in relief agencies, but we do believe that everyone is able to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if you take big steps or little steps towards helping others, but it’s when we step together that can change lives.
Every few months we will be working alongside a different agency by donating a portion of all sales to help them do what they do best- supporting others right where they are.
Wings of Hope is an entirely volunteer-run charity that funds programs to help ease financial burdens and promote wellness for low-income patients living with breast cancer in and around Calgary. One of Wings of Hope's main initiatives is to provide funding to clients to cover basic living necessities such as rent, groceries and utilities, when all other avenues have been exhausted (ie. government and Cancer Foundation funding).
As well as providing clients with financial care, Wings of Hope provides a "Gift of Hope" to qualifying low-income breast cancer patients. The Gift of Hope program provides small gifts of personal items and much-needed gift cards for groceries and other basic needs. These baskets are delivered around Christmas time each year and help to lift spirits during the holiday season- a time when funds are short, and when spirits can drop precipitously.
"We serve approximately 60-80 clients annually (and) we are told that our help often gets them through the lowest points in their lives and back on their feet or back to work."
Click on the image below to hear Barb's story and get real insight into what Wings of Hope means to their clients.