Cookies & Cards for Carroll Place

Too many cookies? Share some Holiday joy with the seniors at Carroll Place. We’re waiting for the list to come. Send a Card and some cookies (~12 or so).

We’ll give contact information when we get it. When dropping off – ring the buzzer for your senior. Perhaps call ahead to they know you are coming.

Signup – Add your name to Google Doc – Carroll Place Cookies and Cards 2022 or email cam.howey@gmail.com

 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all,

Brentwood Cares!

Holidays and Christmas in Brentwood – Let’s All Help Make It Magical

Little Library Holiday Food Drive – Plus Books & Games for Carroll Place Saturday Dec 4

Special Holiday Food Drive 1-3pm at 3624 Boulton Rd.  Help us refill the pantry with winter staple foods like nuts, rice/pasta, cereal and dried fruit. The pantry is almost empty! Did you know this year we’re helping out a young family with a baby? Donations of baby foods are extra helpful.

We’re also collecting special foods, candy or small gift items to bring some extra joy over the holidays.

Some of last year’s magic at the Little Food Library – so nice to bring Joy.

If you would like to donate cash or a gift card or have freeze sensitive goods– please use the mailbox for the cash or gift cards and ring the bell or text 405.606.6949 so it gets picked up.

Books and Games for Carroll PlaceCarroll Place is in need of new books (any topic – romance, mystery, crime, non-fiction, biography, cooking) and games to renew their library and common room. Need to create space on your book shelf or games cupboard?  Drop off on Saturday or if you miss Saturday drop off at Carroll Place; ring 0510 (Office), no answer – leave in the lobby with a sticky note marked library.


Carroll Place Cookies and Cards 2021

 

Too many cookies? Share some holiday joy with the seniors at Carroll Place. We’re waiting for the list to come. Send a Card and some cookies (~12 or so). We’ll give contact information when we get it. When dropping off – ring the buzzer for your senior. Perhaps call ahead to let them know you are coming.Signup – Add your name to Google Doc – Carroll Place Cookies and Cards 2021 or email cam.howey@gmail.com


Christmas Hampers – We Have Two This Year – Can You Help?

This year we have two families, both with young children (Family H 15 (f), 13 (m), 8 (m); Family M 15(f), 8(f)). Could you perhaps take a few items on the list? Pickup a gift-card when shopping?Drop Hamper Items (marked Family H or M and who it’s for) at:1328 Northmount Drive NW (Bonita’s)Phone 403-988-4839 or Email:  Bonita.McCurry@brentwoodcommunity.com(deadline is Dec 11th) Hamper list is posted here,  please update list, extra to be used across hampers.You can also leave Bonita a message with items you will/have covered.


Supper Club 2021 Would you like to join SUPPER CLUB 2021?  We had such success with our very first Supper Club 2020.  Thirty families and individuals from Brentwood and surrounding communities made a few extra portions of their Christmas or holiday meal and shared this with a migrant worker family from the Philippines or Mexico. As we know, many families continue to struggle with financial limitations and isolation during this time. Supper Club reaches out to build a community of care at a time when many faiths and cultures celebrate or mark important occasions. What do you have to do? Sign up to share a meal with a migrant family, which can be dropped off between December 23 and 25th.Interested?  Please contact Binu: 403-617-4469 Liza: 403-606-6949 Email: sebastian4152@gmail.com

We will be hosting a Zoom gathering/karaoke evening on the 24th for anyone who would like to join. If you prefer to contribute through a donation and/or prefer that one of the organizers drops your meal to the family, we have volunteers ready.


Help us build a map of all homes with Christmas lights.  Register by emailing your address to events@brentwoodcommunity.com

The street with the most houses registered gets to win bragging rights on Neighbor Day 2022 as Best Lit Street in Brentwood!


Warm Clothes – We’re Helping Bear Clan Share Warmth This Winter

The Bear Clan Patrol Calgary is an Indigenous led,grassroots group providing safety and security in the community. They provide basic needs and community care all year round.Have extra warm clothes (hats, scarfs, mitts, coats or snowpants)? This year we’re collecting for Bear Clan to bring warmth to those in need here in Calgary this winter. With the call of reconciliation this year, perhaps a small way to help.Drop off new or gently used items at 3624 Boulton Rd; please have in a plastic bag – you might need to leave on the porch if no one is home. You can also contact the Bear Clan directly to donate clothes or other items at bearclanyyc@gmail.comCash donations are greatly appreciated. Donate through Assemblyofsw@gmail.com


Temporary Foreign Workers 2021 Drive Dec 9th 11am – 9pmWe’ve all learned how important temporary foreign workers are to our food supply and helping in many frontline roles. This Year Brentwood Cares is supporting a basic needs drive for the migrant workers including winter clothes, personal hygiene items, Superstore gift cards, cash donations and bus tickets. Joan & Randy’s drop in fundraiser “Migrante Alberta Christmas Support 2021”RSVP to jfarkas@shaw.ca by December 7thDrop off is Thursday, December 9th between 11 am – 9 pm at 228-30th Ave NE Miss the Fundraiser? – alternate drop-off at 3624 Boulton Rd. Text 405.606.6949 to arrange.


Snow Angels:

Brentwood Snow Angels are back in service.  If you need help or would like to join the crew, email Brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com  or call Cam at 587 432 0013Better yet, choose to clear the sidewalk for a senior or perhaps another neighbour who could use some help.


Brentwood Snow Art – Make Winter Magical (on your Car or Lawn)

Have a winter awe walk  Frequent CBC Health expert Jenn Moss spoke earlier this year about awe walks, a walk where you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward. Catch a mother and child playing, a couple holding hands, kids being silly, a beautiful bird at a feeder or a gorgeous mural on a fence or garage door. Take advantage of the Brentwood is Beautiful map to plan your awe walks.


Winter solstice and Christmas are coming, days will soon be starting to get longer. Thanks so much to all the help people have given in 2021. If you need help this winter, please reach out.  All the best for Christmas, the holidays and 2022, Bonita McCurryPresident Brentwood Community Association

Cookies & Cards for Carroll Place

This Christmas will be different, so to spread a little joy and happiness, Brentwood Cares! is trying to match seniors with community members to get a card and some Christmas baking.

We are hoping that each senior gets cards from multiple community members.

Click here to sign up!

 

Drop off instructions:

  • Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing. (mask + 2.0 m)
  • If dropping Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm:
    • Please call ahead to 403-282-6565. It’s an automated system so you need to press #4 for Admin/HO.
    • If you let Carroll place know you are dropping items off, they will make sure that there is someone available to open the door.
  • Alternate Weekends/ Or If you don’t connect:
    • You can ring the apt with “0” + apt #
  • Let the tenant know you are dropping a card & cookies, and ask for access.
  • Low white table to the right of the door can be used to leave the package.
  • Please don’t go to the apt, OK if the tenant comes down.
  • Please make sure to keep 2.0 m.

 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all,

Brentwood Cares!

CANCELLED – Carroll Place Christmas Gift Wrapping

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Thank you to everyone who offered to volunteer. Please check back regularly for other opportunities.

Brentwood Cares!

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Get into the holiday spirit safely with your cohort (max 4 people); we’re wrapping Christmas gifts for seniors in Forward Housing’s apartments (including Carroll Place) – mug + hot chocolate + chocolate*.  In the Carroll Place lounge (1540 Northmount Drive NW); there is space for 3 cohort based wrapping stations.

Book your time in with Rayan Alfuhaid  rtalfuhaid@gmail.com

Schedule: 
Wednesday December 9
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Clean
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Clean
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Check current schedule here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1408vgDMBLYwysFYiK7d8u3EdTF1_VlLJ/view?usp=sharing

*Budget is zero – Forward Housing asked if Brentwood could support, here’s how:
i)  Online https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/50796   Use the dropdown to select ‘tenant holiday gifts’.  Tax receipts for donations over $3.00.
ii)  Drop loose coins/cash:  Coming Soon we hope at Starbucks 🙂  Look for “Brentwood Cares Holiday Fund”, it will be split Carroll Place / Food Library / and a winter hat and mitt fund.

 

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Brentwood Community Association