If you offer discounted or free products, programs, activities or services that are available ongoing to low income Albertans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to a web page with information (no pdf’s accepted)
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Alberta Supports is a Government of Alberta centralized point of contact for Albertans seeking information on employment, disability, financial, healthcare, housing and homelessness, childcare, seniors, guardianship and trusteeship, and abuse and bullying prevention services and programs. Visit an Alberta Supports Centre (see locations here) or visit Alberta Supports Online to get help accessing more than 30 programs and 120 community services1-877-644-9992 toll-free province-wide 1-800-232-7215 TTY province-wide, ask to speak to Alberta Supports Email general inquiries
211 offers phone service and online resource directories.
Alberta Government Compensation guide for foster and kinship caregivers
This financial information guide provides caregivers and staff with an overview of financial responsibilities that Child and Family Services (CFS) or Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA) and caregiver parents have when a child is placed in care. It explains the financial process to access funds for children in care.
Bissell Centre – Community Closet (Edmonton) Relying solely on donations, the Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe is a social enterprise, providing low income families and individuals a venue for purchasing high-quality products at very affordable prices.
Castaways (Lacombe and Ponoka) Castaways is owned and operated by the Action Group. Proceeds go to support programs and services for people with disabilities in Lacombe and surrounding area. Your donations support local community programs and Castaways thanks you for your continued support. Castaways have a wide selection of gently used furniture, clothing, books and household items at very reasonable prices.
Cinderella’s Closet (Edmonton & Area)
Graduation attire for male and female students who require financial assistance.
Coats for Kids and Families
Provide Albertan families with warm winter coats free of charge. If you are looking for a coat please call 211 or call 482 – 4636 (INFO) outside of Edmonton to find the depot closest to you
Community Options (Edmonton)
Provide families with the opportunity to get clothing needed for their families in the spring, fall and at their Festive Meal. Families can bring in clothing to swap or just come along and find what they need.
Dress to Suit Boutique Ltd.(Edmonton)
Require a suit for an interview, a career change, or a celebration? Dress to Suit Boutique Ltd., Edmonton’s original and only men’s consignment store, provides discerning clients with garments of exceptionally high quality at very affordable prices.
Winter clothing and blanket distribution Access to laundry, haircuts and basic toiletries Basic furniture and household items to get you started
Edmonton & District Family Support Association Carousel Clothing Bank
The Carousel Clothing Bank provides gently-used clothing to children in the Edmonton area. The clothing is provided free of charge to families in need for children and youth, aged newborn to 17-years-old.
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Operate thrift stores across the province with clothes and household items.
Hope Mission Bargain Shoppe (Edmonton)
Hope provides clients with clothing, blankets and work wear
Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire IODE
Across Canada crisis centres, hospitals, nursing homes, food banks and a growing number of others rely on IODE. They have supplied food, toys, baby layettes, children’s hats, mittens and scarves, personal care bags, linens, wheelchairs, afghans, magazines and slippers to those in need.
Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) Edmonton
Clothing for men, women, and children is readily available at the IFSSA office and is free of charge and does not require that an appointment be made. Furniture and household items are also available.
Lending Cupboard Society of Alberta (Red Deer)
The Lending Cupboard is a Private Charity, operated by Staff and Volunteers, to provide the people of Red Deer and Central Alberta with New or Used Medical Equipment for as long as they need it, at no cost and with no qualifying.
Lo-Se-Ca Thrift Store (St. Albert)
Because of the steady stream of donations they are able to offer incredible savings on all of their items. Their website says “You will be hard pressed to find lower prices in any thrift store throughout Edmonton or St. Albert.”
Neighborhood Link (Calgary)
NeighbourLink helps more than 10,000 unique clients in Calgary every year. Their needs include furniture, household items, baby supplies, food hampers, bus tickets and more. Our clients are screened financially, according to the “Low Income Cut off” set out by Statistics Canada. Clients come from all walks of life, and are all different types of people: Families, Individuals, Single Parents, New Canadians, Refugees, Disabled Persons, and Senior Citizens. Simply, we are neighbours helping neighbours.
Pregnant and Parenting Teens (Grande Prairie)
All clothing, toys and equipment donations are free of charge for those participating in the program.
Salvation Army Thrift Stores Coupons
If you visit their website you can find printable coupons for additional savings like pants buy one get one free or buy five pieces of children’s wear and get fifty percent off.
Strathcona County Clothes-Line
County Clothes-Line Resale of donated goods (e.g. clothing, toys, household items, small appliances) at affordable prices to the public. Referred clients shop free. Vouchers are available through Strathcona County Family and Community Services at a maximum of twice per year.
Suit Yourself (Edmonton)
Suit Yourself is an Edmonton-based charitable organization which collects and distributes quality clothing and accessories, free of charge, to low-income women who are seeking employment or making a transition in the workforce
The di (Calgary)
New and used clothing donated by the community at large is provided, free of charge, to anyone who visits the Clothing Centre, located in the Old DI on Fourth Avenue SE. Clients who cannot access The Clothing Centre during daytime hours due to work or school commitments are served through a mobile night service on the residential floors. Any client in need of emergency clothing or footwear can access this by request to the 2nd Floor Day Office from 7:00am-9:00pm or through their residential floors nightly between 9:00pm-7:00am. The Clothing Centre also provides home packages of bedding, towels, dishes and blankets to low income Calgarians and clients moving out of the DI or other shelters.
WINS Women In Need Society of Calgary
Women are referred to WINS for this service through over 60 community agencies. After consultation, WINS provides a voucher that entitles the client to obtain goods from any one of the four WINS Thrift Stores.
Free Clothing for Homeless Youth
Additional Directory Resources
Alberta Supports Online can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 community services1-877-644-9992 toll-free province-wide 1-800-232-7215 TTY province-wide, ask to speak to Alberta Supports Email general inquiries
Visit our Directory of ALIGN Member Agencies and find out more about the agencies in Alberta that work with children, youth and families.
211 Alberta -(Online and Phone Resource Information)
211 was launched in Edmonton in 2004 and in Calgary in 2005. United Way has been instrumental in bringing 211 to cities in Alberta, and it is now playing a leading role, along with many community partners, to initiate and implement a province-wide service so more people can benefit from the 24 hour support. The 211 service is an enhancement, not a replacement, of local Information & Referral services currently operating across the province. In addition to helping people find the information they need, 211 analyzes data from calls to identify emerging needs, gaps in services and areas of high demand Alberta Government
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