COVID-19 Community Response

In the upcoming weeks we will have new opportunities to share the love and hope of Jesus through acts of kindness to our neighbours and in our community. FAC desires to see lives, communities and the world transformed through the gospel in action.

Here are some practical ways for you to get involved:

Temporary Mustard Seed Shelter at FAC

  • If you would like to volunteer at the shelter, please contact the Mustard Seed by email
  • The Mustard Seed is urgently looking for donations of medical, hygiene and clothing items. Find complete details about items needed here. Items can be dropped off at one of these locations:
    • First Alliance Church, 12345 40 Street SE, East Entrance ONLY
      Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm (beginning Monday April 13)
    • 102 11 Avenue SE, 403-723-9422
    • 7025 44 Street SE (SE Foothills Shelter), 403-269-1319

Please note: food donations or bagged lunches are not permitted at this time.

If you are a high-risk individual or are experiencing any symptoms of illness, we ask that you do not volunteer.

 

Lunch Program for Students In Need

  • FAC has partnered with Youth Centres of Calgary to provide lunches for kids, families and those facing food insecurity. Food is provided 7 days a week, serving 2,800 meals per week in Dover, Ogden, Radisson Heights, Penbrooke, Rosscarrock, and Forest Lawn. If you would like to support this opportunity, you can donate through the COVID-19 fund line here.

Reaching our Neighbours

  • FAC is now a pick-up location for food hampers. The Calgary Food Bank does the intake work and their clients can come to FAC for pick-up Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am or Fridays, 4:00-6:00 pm. FAC volunteers help with assembly and handing out hampers through drive-in style (contactless) system.
  • FAC is supporting those in isolation or financial need by supplying emergency food hampers. If you would like to support this opportunity, you can donate through the COVID-19 fund line here.
  • Stuck at home and wondering what to do with your bottles? Donate your bottles towards the ministries of FAC. Free pickup available.

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“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all …”  – Galatians 6:9-10

 

Practically sharing the love of Jesus in the community

Through various teams and partnerships in Calgary, we want to share the love of Jesus in our city in practical ways, and make a long-term difference in the community. Here are just a few volunteer-based ways we’re doing that together:

    • Oil Change Day: basic car maintenance hosted at FAC twice a year for single moms, widows, seniors, or those in financial need. Contact us to join the team!
    • School Partnerships: serving local schools through breakfast programs, classroom painting, Backpacks for Kids, and more
    • toolteam: practical home maintenance assistance for widows and others in financial need or with physical limitations

… Also watch for other special seasonal campaigns designed to give back to our community in practical ways through partnerships with other local non-profits:

Contact us to learn more and to get involved.

Testimonial

Oil Change Day saves me so much stress and heartache! Truly grateful.

Jackie