Each season we partner with local and global organizations that are making extraordinary strides in positively impacting our world. We tell the stories of change that are happening because of how YOU contribute to New West Gives Back. We are so excited to raise awareness and support for these wonderful organizations and truly believe that with your help and God’s provision nothing is impossible!
So far this season, members of New West have chosen to partner with two local charities that help those in need. Gear Up For Winter is an organization that has an annual event to help homeless youth prepare for the winter season by giving them each a backpack full of personal care supplies. New West Symphony & Chorus members, along with generous people attending our fall concerts, helped collect almost 1000 full bottles of shampoo and conditioner to give to youth in need. We are so grateful to have been able to share our love in this tangible way, and want to thank each person who helped meet this important need.
Our second partner charity is the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre. They come alongside women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, offering a multitude of support services during a confusing and overwhelming time. Their peer counselors are there to listen and offer their support in a caring, respectful environment. At our winter concerts (Nov. 22, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8), New West Gives Back will be collecting new baby items (clothes from newborn to 12 months, blankets, diapers, books, etc.) to give as a gift to new babies born to the Centre’s clients. We are also collecting new and gently used winter coats for women and young children, as well as journals.
In the New Year, New West members will choose our global partner for the 2019-2020 season. Stay tuned…