It’s *officially* the holidays and we are beyond excited! As a small family business, we know the difference shopping at local businesses can make and want to encourage our guests to do as much of their holiday shopping locally as they can. That why this month’s loves local features a local holiday shopping guide and the perfect charity to support this Christmas.

As a reminder, $5 from every $150 you purchase in gift cards will go to our charity of choice – last month it was the Calgary Poppy Fund – and this month it’s Pacekids Programs an organization that provides exceptional therapy and education opportunities to children with special needs. 

Pacekids Programs

Pacekids relies heavily on the generosity of the community. Donations and grants from community minded individuals, organizations and corporations help provide the children with the excellent programming and care that they require. We’ve partnered with Pacekids to try and help them provide the best possible programs and services to the Calgary families they support. 

As our guest we ask you to join us in supporting children with special needs’ education through their Fund A Child initiative. As a Fund a Child donor, you will experience firsthand the day-to-day realities, challenges and successes of children within the Pacekids Early Childhood Services (ECS) program. 

Through this partnership, we have the option to support Pacekids through three funding opportunities:

  • Support Hedkandi’s Fund A Child efforts at your preferred dollar amount
  • Support Fund A Child’s ‘basic’ programming at Pacekids (includes general program costs for one child - $600/year)
  • Support Fund A Child’s ‘enhanced’ programming at Pacekids (includes equipment, resources, and field trips on top of general program costs for one child - $1,000/year)

Pacekids’ Mission: Pacekids Programs is family focused and strives for excellence in the therapy, education and family empowerment of children with special needs.