September 2017 Thank for subscribing to our monthly newsletters in order to stay updated on Comrie's news, events, equipment needs, and most importantly, our impact! If you haven't already, please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. There is always a lot going on at Comrie's and we are happy to share it with all of our amazing partners, supporters, and community leaders!
Volunteer Hours: 3,637.25
1,486 Kids Helped With 11,170 Individual Items
123 Groups Helped Impacting 6,157 Kids
Totals: 7,643 Kids Helped With 26,816 Pieces of Sports Equipment
Thanks so much to Greg Beauchamp at Alberta Marine for becoming a drop off location in Nanton, Alberta for Comrie's. They filled an entire boat full of sports equipment for us! With Rob Kerr from Sportsnet The Fan 960, and Greg Ingles from Kidsport Alberta we will get this equipment out into the hands of deserving kids! Geoff Snider also donated a few thousand dollars worth of a lacrosse equipment on behalf of Northlands lacrosse. What a team effort!!!
A big shout out to Brody and David, our two summer students! They got a ton of kids in gear this summer! Not to mention they helped us get more organized and provided educated and insightful feedback on different aspects of our operation. Most of all they were a blast to have around! Good luck with school!
Thank you to the volunteers that came out to the 110th Priddis and Millarville Fair on August 19th and 20th. We were able to raise a lot of awareness and money for Comrie's!
Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank took part in many wonderful events throughout Southern Alberta this past month. We were able to inform families in Brooks, Calgary, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat on how to receive free sports equipment. We are excited to help families across Southern Alberta and are looking for active volunteers to help us coordinate these efforts. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please check out our website and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Wood Automotive Group's Kid Hero of the Month! He enjoyed a pizza party with his pals at Victory Martial Arts Studio. This program recognizes and celebrates young athletes in our community! For more information about this cool program or to nominate someone, please visit: http://bit.ly/1OcAYKj
We were happy to have Hayley Wickenheiser drop in for a visit! We are excited to work with her on some of her amazing initiatives as well as have her involved in "getting kids into gear"!
We are thankful for our partners at Sport Central in Edmonton, AB who shared an incredible gift of brand new equipment with us that was provided by a generous donor! This is going to put some huge smiles on a lot of kid's faces!
COMRIES CURRENT EQUIPMENT NEEDS
Skis & Snowboards (Under 120 cm)
Small Goalie Equipment
Baseball, Soccer & Football Gear
If you're interested in donating new or gently-used sports equipment please visit our website at http://www.comriessportsequipmentbank.org/equipment for a list of drop off locations. The generosity of donors fills our bins fast so if you would like to drop off donations directly at our shop at 3557 52nd Street SE Calgary, AB, during our hours of operation, that would be a big help!
MAY NUMBERS ARE IN!
8 Groups/Charities Helped
209 Kids in Groups/Charities
902 Items to Groups/Charities