Newsletter  - FEBRUARY 2017




Making Changes earns substancial funds for our programs by participating in 10 to 12 Bingos over the course of the year and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

You could commit to any number of shifts that would fit your schedule, and would not be required to work all 10 Bingos.  
Next bingos coming up:        
  • March 12th Time: 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • April 23rd  Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
  • May 47th Time: 4:30pm-9:30pm
If any one or more of our Bingos work in your schedule we would love to see you there. We really appreciate your help! please contact Patti at:




  • Are you an immigrant woman who feels the need for a better future?
  • Do you need information about education and work opportunities?
  • Do you wish to improve your job search skills?
The Employment and Life Skills Program is what you are looking for!

This winter we will be offering two sessions of the Making Changes Program at two different locations!


North: 1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
Mondays, February 13 – March 27, 2017 (every Monday for 6 weeks)
No class February 20th
TIME: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch)

Southwest: Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre
1731 – 29 Street SW T3C 1M6 (10 minutes from Shaganappi Point Station)
Thursdays, February 16 – March 30, 2017 (every Thursday for 7 weeks)
TIME: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Bring your lunch)

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 3
Email Elaine Lupul at to register.
Please Include:
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Immigration status 
  • Register for free childcare

Learn more about the employment & life skills program


Items often in short supply but huge demand in our closets include:
  • Pants in size 12-18
  • Handbags
  • XS and XL/plus sizes clothing
  • XXL-XL Teen clothing
  • Gently used running shoes
  • Winter Gear for adults and teens
Remember we are open to recieve donations on:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm on February 4th, 11th, 25th and March 11th,18th and 25th
All donations are gratefully appreciated and the make a difference in our participant's life.                                          


We are very appreciative to everyone who contributes in various ways to the success of our organization. This month, we would like to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations:
  • Crew Calgary  for taking the time to come in and volunteer at our Closets
  • Mackenna, Kennedy and Maddy For running a massive coat drive for My Best Friend's Closet, our racks are full of winter coats
  • Sara A. for all the time she put in at Gift Wrapping in December
  • Accenture for their inspiring Building your Personal Brand workshop.Thank you Lyndsay and Loren for facilitating the workshop and Chee-Lam and Manasi for organizing the event



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