Providing families, previously homeless, with basic household needs as they move into their new dwelling units. The Calgary West Rotary Club donated $5,000.00 towards this project.
When Stephen’s Backpacks creates a home for a vulnerable family, we get as many details as we can about the family so the home can be personalized. (Colors Mom might like, favorite super heroes for kids bedding, etc.) This adds a warm touch that makes it more like home. We purchase everything from the ground up… We will also be working with Community Links in Airdrie. The allocation of these funds will be towards the home furnishings and contents.
The family we supported with your funds was a family devastated in a fire in Airdrie. Her next-door neighbour had left his BBQ going and fallen asleep. It leveled both duplexes. It was a single Mom and four children. We provided everything she would need to start up a new home for her and her children. She moved to Calgary and because of your support she was able to set up her home quickly and return to her job and move forward. If the support had not been there, she would have moved to a shelter and taken a lot longer to get on her feet. This was so hard for her children losing all their treasured belongings but having a new home-made life a lot easier for this great family.
Please click on this link to see what a remodeled accommodations would look like:
  • Couch/Chairs
  • Throw pillows (2)
  • Throw Blanket
  • TV and Stand
  • DVD Player
  • 5 Family Movies
  • Rug
  • Coffee Table/End Tables/Coasters/LED Battery Candles
  • Lamps (2)
  • Art Work (1 or 2 pictures)
  • Dining Room Table and Chairs (4)/Vase/Flowers
  • New Dishes and Bowls (set of 8)
  • Water Glasses (6) and Coffee Mugs (4)
  • Butter Dish
  • Cutlery
  • Knife set
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Maker
  • Brita Water Filter Jug
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cutting Board
  • Pots/Pans/Baking sheets/Baking dish/Colander/Mixing Bowls
  • Wooden Spoons/Measuring Cups/Can Opener/Tongs/Spatula/Electric Beater/scissors
  • Tupperware Set/Ziplock Bags
  • Oven Mitts/Tea Towels/Dish Cloths/Sponges
  • Dish Soap/Lysol Wipes
  • Paper Towel
  • Garbage Can/Garbage Bags/Small Blue Recycling Bin/Swiffer Mop/Broom/Small Vaccum
  • Spice Rack/Olive oil
  • Lunch Bags
  • Non-Perishable Food/Tea
  • Bath Towels (6)/Hand Towels (4)/Face Clothes (4)/Shower Mat
  • Toothbrushes/Toothbrush Cup Holder/Floss/Toothpaste
  • Hand Soap/Body Wash/Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Garbage Can
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Bowl Brush/Toilet Bowl Cleaner/Plunger
  • Night Light
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Detergent (Hypoallergenic)
  • Bounce Sheets
  • Iron/Board
  • Queen Bed/Mattress/Box Spring
  • Queen Size Sheets/Comforter Set
  • Pillows (6)
  • Kids Room - 2 Twin Beds or Bunk Beds
  • 2 Sets of Twin Sheets/Blankets
  • Mattress Protectors (2 Twins)
  • Art Work/Pictures/Mirror for each room
  • Hamper (2)
  • Closet Hangers (40)
  • Lamps (2 for Master Bedroom/1 for kids room)
  • Light Bulbs (12)
  • Picture Hooks/Nails
  • Big Blue Rubbermaid Bins (to carry items into rooms and then use for toys and books)
  • Doorway Entrance Floor Mat