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Help keep the heat on this winter

Support Aspen's Winter Breather Program

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Did you know that one in 10 Calgarians live in poverty? That over 10 percent of our city’s population can’t afford to keep the heat on in their homes, let alone celebrate the holiday season with dinners and gifts?

Leanne and Paul are currently facing this challenge. With Leanne currently on maternity leave after the birth of their second child, they weren’t prepared when Paul was laid off right before the holidays. Now they are making daily sacrifices to keep a roof over their children’s heads, while keeping up with their rising utility bills through the cold weather. While Paul looks for a new job, they fight hard every day to ensure that they have the heat and electricity necessary to provide a safe home for their children, adding to the stress that they already feel as parents around the holidays.

You can help keep the heat on for Calgarians like Paul and Leanne. Your donation will help to alleviate crucial expenses during this stressful time; ensuring families avoid the heartbreaking decision of choosing between a warm home, food in their cupboards or gifts for children.

Please consider supporting Aspen’s Winter Breather Program this year. You have the power to transform the long winter months for Calgary families in need. Last year this program directly impacted 555 individuals who were struggling with utility poverty and food security. We hope you will help us support even more families this year.

Thank you for giving.

Donate Now Pledge to Raise $250

The Winter Breather Program works to give people in need a breather by covering costs related to utilities and groceries, allowing them the opportunity to have a meaningful experience over the holidays.

— Shirley Purves, CEO