Supporting Charities through our community:
Over the years the Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre of Calgary has been proud to help support local charities in Calgary. Every year the Centre donates to multiple charities, and in 2014 the Centre was able to donate to ten different charities in its community.
Here is a list of the charities which the Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre of Calgary donated to:
The Heart and Stroke Foundation
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Mustard Seed
Croatian Radio program
Sounds of Croatia
Croatian Seniors Society
Croatian Catholic Parrish
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
Canadian Red Cross
The Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre donated $5,00.000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help with the floods in Calgary in 2013.
$9,500 was donated to various charities in 2013
$9,500 was donated to various charities in 2014
$9,800 was raised to support the Balkans Flood Fund in December 2014
In 2013 the city of Calgary was effected by a major flood which impacted the lives of thousands of Calgarians. The Croatian community in Calgary all came together in this time of distress to help raise funds to aid this crisis. Members and volunteers of the Croatian Community in Calgary all joined together to do what they could to help raise money for this devastating event, and as a community we were able to raise over $20,000 for the Canadian red Cross to help support the Calgary flood.
Mountainview Sports & Handicapped Society – operates as a non-profit, charitable organization which provides education for the importance of the environment, clean air, water, healthy forest, and wildlife. They provide a facility for the use of charitable community groups involved with assisting disadvantaged youth and persons with handicaps, either mentally or physically. Along with other members of the Croatian community, this organization was also a major contributor to help raise money for the Canadian Red Cross to help support the Calgary Flood in 2013.
The Croatian Heritage Society promotes, enhances and preserves Croatian folklore ensuring cultural awareness within the Canadian context. It is an important organization which helps preserve Croatian values and beliefs within its community. The Croatian heritage Society graciously donated $5,000.00 to the Canadian red Cross to help with flood relief in Calgary Alberta.
The Calgary Croatian Sports Club (CCSC) are a group of local Calgarians who promote community development through competitive and leisurely sports. They promote healthy living, fun, and community togetherness. As an important part of the Croatian Community they were actively involved in helping raise money for flood relief.
Written by: Kayla Kranjcevic