Halloween’s over and just like that it’s on to Remembrance Day and Christmas planning. For our Hedkandi Loves Local this month, we want to work with our guests to make a difference. As you may have read, because of the tough times people in our province are facing, food bank usage has gone up exponentially.

As a result of this, the shelves at the Veterans’ Food Bank sit empty. While food donations are valuable, cash donations are even better because of the organization’s ability to triple their buying power. Across our salons and with our guests, we hope to raise as much money as possible to help our Veterans this month. 

Calgary Poppy Fund and Veteran’s Food Bank

The Calgary Poppy Fund & Veteran’s Food Bank serves veterans and their dependents who are in need, regardless of age. Those accessing the food bank receive a hamper set valued at $400 and $400 gift cards to purchase fresh veggies, milk, and other perishables (one per two months). In addition, the organization purchases daily living aids such as walkers, scooters, wheelchairs, canes, bath aids, and bus passes for those they support. Those who need their services can also get support on major expenses like hearing aids, prescription medicine, medical equipment, shelter, dental or eye care, or just paying shelter or utility bills where needed.

At Hedkandi, we feel this organization is wildly important and we invite our guests to help us support their work. This year, they expect their major expenses to reach over $450,000. We now have poppies available at each of our salon locations for donation, or you can donate online here:

In addition our monthly promotion (launching Nov. 14) will provide another way to help support this amazing organization - so check our blog again soon!

Where we’ll be in November:

Hedkandi loves you!