This chapter is comprised of a dynamic group of women from their 30’s to 60’s. They come from a variety of backgrounds, interested in fun activities and the Na’amat cause. This friendly group welcomes members of all ages. They hold monthly meetings at which they enjoy programs that cover the spectrum – from health issues, potlucks, packing skills and yoga to leadership workshops. These women plan and execute one major fundraiser per year. They are also responsible for School Supplies for Kids – a program providing backpacks for children in area domestic violence shelters.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm School supplies for kids organizing day. E-mail for location
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm School supplies for kids packing day. E-mail for location
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:30 pm “A Second Chance” Reset society & Avenue 15, recipients of our SSFK program, will address the issue of homelessness, exploitation & human trafficking in Calgary. E-mail for location
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:30 pm Chanukah with a twist Can you find your way out of our escape room? Festive chanukah treats to follow. E-mail for location
Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 10:00 am “Colour me mine” Come out & tap into your creativity by painting a piece of pottery Or design a glass fusion piece of your choice. Location: Colour me mine
Monday, March 2, 2020 – 7:00 pm Mad hatter tea party & hamantashen bake-a-thon Dress up in your most outrageous hat & Roll up your sleeves to bake hamantashen. E-mail for location
Sunday, April 19 to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - Na’amat Calgary annual phone-a-thon fundraiser It is time for our members to make their calls in the comfort of their own home. This is our only fundraiser for the year.
Monday May 4, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Help “Basically Babies” outfit newborns in need. Na’amat members will be helping out at basically babies. Location: Basically Babies
Sunday, June 14, 2020 – 12:45 pm to 4:00ish A day at the races Husbands or significant others are welcome to join our members For lunch or a snack & betting on the ponies. Location: Century Downs Racetrack
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:30 pm Stampede pot luck bbq & bonfire Join us for our annual corn & dog roast & our famous s’mores. Western attire optional. E-mail for location
For more information or to RSVP please email us at Calgary.email@example.com
Photographs taken at these events will be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print and online publications.
The all new 2019/20 Admazing $avings books. They are $25.00 now, but this year they come with a free app so you’ll never but caught without your coupons again. Best of all, Na’amat earns $10.50 for every book sold, so you are touching hundreds of lives while you shop. E-mail Calgary.firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to purchase one or more.
If you want to be a part of a sisterhood, a club, a family, a network of inspiring women and friends, or even if you just want a girls’ night out – Na’amat Canada Calgary has what you are looking for. We are welcoming and fun! Not only are we here to support women, children, and families in Israel and Canada, but our members are also here to support each other.
Members typically meet once a month at a member’s home. In this social setting, members may take part in a program such as a guest speaker; games night; craft project; cooking class; potlucks, movie night or whatever the group decides to plan.
We will also take on fundraising projects such as a casino, Phone-a-thon, concert, movie, etc… where the members plan and execute an event to raise money to support Na’amat’s programs in Israel. Our domestic violence shelter provides a safe refuge and counselling for women and their children, our technological and agricultural schools give a second chance to students who were not able to succeed in the mainstream educational system, and our daycares allow parents to go to work knowing their children are being looked after in a loving and nurturing environment. To keep these facilities functioning we need your help.
Locally, our School Supplies for Kids program which began in 1998, has enabled more than 17,000 children who have taken refuge in Calgary region domestic violence shelters and now homeless shelters as well, to receive a gift of a new backpack filled with essential learning supplies. For a child staying in a shelter, this gift offers a bright spot during a dark and difficult time.
We encourage our members to be enthusiastic leaders within the chapter and the community, but you can take on whatever role you are comfortable with. All members in good standing receive the national e-newsletter, and the satisfaction that the work that they do and the funds that are raised are greatly needed and appreciated.
Na’amat Canada, Empowering women and children in Israel and Canada since 1925.
Won’t you join us?
President, Na'amat Canada Calgary
Na’amat Canada Calgary has set up an annual bursary at Bow Valley College, known for its career-focussed, practical learning. The bursary is open to female students in their final year of study in the Early Learning and Child Care Diploma program. By empowering these women, we believe children in Calgary will be well taken care of in the future.
This program is designed to mirror Na’amat’s work in Israel as the largest provider of childcare services.
School Supplies for Kids
Each fall, Na'amat Calgary packs over 1000 backpacks for children in fifteen Calgary area domestic violence and homeless shelters. Members of Na'amat Calgary liaise with the shelters, sponsors, schools, and the media and they purchase the supplies and arrange for the packing and the delivery of the completed backpacks.
For a feature video of our 18th Annual Packing Day with the Calgary Roughnecks, click here.
This well-known project gives us much needed exposure in Calgary, however; it is also very labour intensive and we are always looking for more assistance. A committee has been struck and your help would be appreciated. Click here for more information about School Supplies for Kids.
Email: email@example.com for more information