Service Tips and Tools

Coat Drive

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Spread warmth & organize a Coat Drive

The Salvation Army is teaming up with the Diocese of Calgary to ensure everyone has a warm coat this winter. Donations of new and gently used coats and other winter wear are sorted and distributed by Salvation Army throughout various programs to be shared with those in need.

If your council is ready to make an impact, join us:


Warming Stations

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The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary) Mobile Warming Station is looking for volunteers! If you have a passion for working with vulnerable populations, this position may be for you!

​Volunteers will meaningfully engage with participants accessing the Mobile Warming Station, support Warming Station staff, monitor center activities, and provide a safe and clean space for all.

As well, here is a list of items the team has come up with that you could hand out at the warming station:

  • Men’s winter jackets
  • Winter gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Blankets
  • Boots for men and women
  • Scarfs or neck warmers
  • Snow pants
  • Backpacks

You are invited to collect these items and drop them off at the Warming Station. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at (403) 410-1109 or email: 


Beatitudes for Those who Minister to the Sick

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  1. Blessed are you who listen to your patients, especially those with constant complaints, for you possess the ears of Christ.
  2. Blessed are you who see the hurts of your patients, especially those overlooked by others, for you possess the eyes of Christ.
  3. Blessed are you who speak kindly to your patients, especially those plagued by fear or anger, for you possess the mouth of Christ.
  4. Blessed are you who touch your patients gently, especially those bruised by insensitivity, for you possess the hands of Christ.
  5. Blessed are you who think prayerfully of your patients, especially those alone and discouraged, for you possess the mind of Christ.
  6. Blessed are you who show love to your patients, especially those with chronic illness, for you possess the heart of Christ.
  7. Blessed are you who walk tirelessly to your patients, especially those with repeated calls, for you possess the feet of Christ.
  8. Blessed are you who persevere in your ministry, especially with compassion to all patients, for you possess the healing presence of Christ, and yours is the kingdom of heaven.

(Caring for the Sick and Elderly; A Parish Guide by Sr. Marie Roccapriore MPF)


Beatitudes for Caregivers

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  1. Blessed are those who sleep poorly because they are worried about their loved one or because their loved one wakes in the middle of the night and needs help, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  2. Blessed are those who mourn because their loved one, though still alive, is slipping away because of dementia, for they will be comforted.

  3. Blessed are the meek who force themselves to speak up and speak out to make sure their loved one receives the help he or she needs, for they will inherit the land.

  4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for answers to why this is happening to their loved one and how much longer it will go on, for they will be satisfied.

  5. Blessed are those who show mercy, kindness and compassion to their loved one, for they will be shown mercy, kindness and compassion.

  6. Blessed are those who keep clean a loved one who is physically or mentally unable to keep himself or herself clean, for they will see God.

  7. Blessed are those who help their loved one find moments of peace, for they will be called children of God.

  8. Blessed are those who are misunderstood, not appreciated, and taken for granted in their role as caregiver, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  9. Blessed are those whose caregiving efforts are unjustly criticized—or who are falsely accused of not caring about others—because of your love for your care-receiver and your love for God, who has asked you to help His beloved son or daughter. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.

Monica Dodds
(, 26621)


Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life

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The League is a proud supporter of the Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life program. New and regular blood donors are asked to consider registering for the program under the League’s unique partner identification number (CATH011269). Visit for more information. Encourage members to donate and use the identification number.


Following is a step by step guide to registering as a member to your Partners for Life team:

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