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March 16, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Declutter for a cause: where to donate your unwanted household items in Calgary

It's time for spring cleaning, and while the excitement surrounding the Marie Kondo Method has died down somewhat since its peak, decluttering never goes out of style.

However, if you're ready to part with some of your stuff, don't just throw it in the trash. There are countless charitable organizations across the Calgary area that accept all manner of gently used household goods, from clothing and books to electronics and furniture.

Calgary REALTOR® Brian van Vliet, seen here skydiving in 2019, will be jumping once again on Sept. 17 to raise funds for Kids Cancer Care.
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Sept. 01, 2020 | Cody Stuart

Jump for a cure: Calgary REALTOR® takes to the skies for unique Kids Cancer Care fundraiser

Why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane? For Calgary REALTOR® Brian van Vliet, the answer is a good cause, of course.

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Nov. 08, 2019 | Cody Stuart

Crossfield open house parade collects food donations for veterans in need

REALTORS® in Crossfield will be holding open houses with a twist this Saturday.

Aiming to help fill food hampers for veterans, several area Realtors are encouraging prospective homebuyers to bring along a non-perishable food item when they visit the town's Parade of Open Houses this weekend.

Six years ago, Matthew Said Morley underwent open-heart surgery - a moment he says changed his perspective and encouraged him to help others in need through efforts such as his fifth annual coat drive. Photo by Michelle Hofer/for CREB®Now

Dec. 22, 2015 | Shelley Boettcher

From the heart

Life-changing event sparks local real estate professional into action

Mathew Said Morley's good deeds come from the heart. Literally.

Six years ago at the age of 26, the Calgary real estate professional had open heart surgery. Born with some heart issues, it wasn't his first surgery – and it may not be his last.

But this particular operation changed his outlook on life — in a beautiful way.

"It really made me think about how fragile life is, and how many people could use just a bit of extra help," he said. "It motivated me to get involved in the community in different ways."


Feb. 04, 2015 | CREBNow

Donation a win for local society

Calgary Home + Garden Show and Revolve Furnishings give $5,000 to Women in Need Society

Two Calgary groups have banded together to make a donation to a Calgary society in the practice of giving back to those who need it most.

After Calgary's Women in Need Society (WINS) retail stores saw three separate robberies in December, the Calgary Home + Garden Show and Revolve Furnishings took the initiative of making a $5,000 donation.

"While we recover, we desperately need to rebuild our inventory to ensure that our programs are not negatively impacted by these incidents," said Yvette Rasmussen, communications and development with WINS.

May 07, 2014 | CREBNow

New music centre gets a boost

Power Corporation of Montreal donates $1 million to music centre project

Calgary's National Music Centre has received a $1-million boost from the Power Corporation of Canada.

The money will be used to support construction of a new centre expected to open in 2016. The gift will be recognized through the Power Corporation innovation Stage, a space that will focus on telling stories of musicians,
inventors and industry builders who have helped make Canada what it is today.

Jan. 31, 2013 | CREBNow

Arrowwood School reopens after April 2012 fire

The Arrowwood Community School had its grand reopening today, less than a year after being ravaged by a fire started by an arsonist in April of last year.

About 200 people gathered in the school's gymnasium to celebrate the reopening as several school board members, members of the community spoke and classes recited poems or sang songs.

July 04, 2012 | CREBNow

OH Ranch Donation to the Stampede

Calgary's Bill Siebens has presented the Calgary Stampede Foundation with more than 3,000 hectares of the southern portion of the historic OH Ranch in southwestern Alberta.

The rancher, businessman and philanthropist's gift also includes the OH brand and the 1885 ranch house, cookhouse and replica Northwest Mounted Police cabin for a total value of more than $11 million.

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