The Calgary Flames Better Halves will host a charitable coat drive at the Calgary Flames game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, November 29th at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Coats collected will be distributed to families and people in need by the Salvation Army.
“On behalf of the Flames Better Halves, we are looking forward to hosting an initiative that will provide many people and families with clothing this winter. Thanks to the people and fans that donate,” says Brittany Lucic.
People attending the game are encouraged to drop jacket donations off at the West Entrance of the Scotiabank Saddledome inside the West Lobby, located in front of the Ticketmaster offices. Donations will be accepted from the time doors open at 5:30pm until the end of the first intermission. Youth and adult jackets will be distributed to those in need this winter.
“Our communities need support now more than ever. The Salvation Army is grateful for the support of the Better Halves and the Calgary Flames,” says Major Jamie Locke, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations with The Salvation Army. “Warm winter coats are a necessity no one should ever have to go without. Through this coat drive, The Salvation Army will be able to provide more families and individuals in need a winter coat through our programs at Forest Lawn Resource Centre and Centre of Hope.”
The Calgary Flames Foundation is also proud to support the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. Fans will be able to donate on the concourse during games on November 29, December 9, 11 and 21st. Look for Salvation Army kettles around the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in over 130 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and vulnerable people in your community.
The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports. Since inception the Calgary Flames Foundation has donated over $50 million to southern Alberta charities.