Calbridge in the CommunityOct 5, 2018
Hospital Home Lottery Programs
Calbridge Homes is proud to be the chosen home builder of the Calgary Health Trust and a long time participant in the Hospital Home Lottery programs. These lotteries have raised millions of dollars in support of medical advances and state-of-the-art care for those requiring health care in our community. With one of the largest footprints in Canada, these proceeds continue to provide the highest level of care for the most critically ill patients in Southern Alberta.
Calbridge Homes believes in giving back to the community, and building beautiful lottery homes helps us realize our ultimate goal - making a difference in people's lives, and allows us to give back to the community that we call 'home'.
Foothills Hospital NICU Expansion
Did you know that in Alberta, 1 in 8 newborns will require specialized intensive care?
Did you know that the Foothills NICU sees over 1300 admissions every year?
At Calbridge Homes we began our commitment to the Calgary Health Trust as the official builder of the lottery programs but our dedication has only grown stronger with each initiative they pioneer to ensure Calgarians have access to life-saving equipment, innovative programs, and advanced facilities. When we learnt of their plans to expand and transform the current NICU into a leading edge facility, it was something we were eager to be a part of. This expansion will ensure the Foothills NICU has the capacity, technology and resources to accommodate an ever-increasing patient demand, and will guarantee every single newborn has access to specialized intensive care during their first months of life so they can develop into healthy happy babies.
On behalf of our founders and owners - The Ferraro Family - we were proud to support this extremely important initiative with a $500,000 contribution.
Friends Helping Friends Food Drive
For the past 2 years we have been the very proud presenting sponsor of the Friends Helping Friends annual food drive in support of the Calgary Food Bank. In just 30 days this initiative is able to raise over $281,000 in food and funds.
Did you know that 39% of the people fed by the Calgary Food Bank are kids? And 7% of them are under 3 years old?
Camp Kindle is an amazing facility that is passionately dedicated to helping young people and their families who are affected by cancer to thrive in body, mind and spirit. The foundation helps children and families in Alberta by providing funding and programs by donating every dollar of profit generated through the camp to these initiatives. This year our President & CFO had a chance to experience the camp first-hand and was able to raise over $10,000 for Kids Cancer Care. There was a company-wide desire to contribute in any way that we could and Camp Kindle graciously hosted us for the day as we helped with chores around the camp. We were able to help clean up the site, pave a pathway to the Reflections Garden, and build a welcoming arch into the garden itself.