NEWS & EVENTS
SHARP thanks its many supporters & volunteers on #GivingTuesday; know that your gifts of time & money go to give hope where there was none.
Once again we reflect on the incredible people in our care who passed away this year and before. We celebrate those in our 5 homes and throughout our community who continue to live with HIV - you are the inspiration for what we do!
Thanks so much to all the incredible volunteers helping to get new residents settled into Carlyle Commons! The apartments are looking great!
Our homes keep looking better! Thanks so much for the incredible volunteers from Imperial Oil who installed new flooring and painted the interior of Scott House! We greatly appreciate you staying late last night to finish up your great work! Please know what a big difference you make in our community!
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's just another time that we can give thanks to all our amazing supporters, volunteers, staff and most importantly the people we serve who always inspire us with their strength and hope!
An amazing shout-out to Kim and her mom, Gale, for providing the most awesome Thanksgiving dinner for our residents for the past 9 years! Thanks so much for making these important family holidays so special!
A fantastic story! Thanks for sharing this with the world, Jaclyn!
Boy on a red trike honours bottle picker’s legacy
The dying wish of a bottle picker who struggled with homelessness and addictions is living on through the actions of a young Calgary boy.
Is your company having a United Way drive? You can support the campaign and SHARP by completing section 4C on the general donation form - registered charity number is 897948436RR0001
SHARP does not get any other direct United Way funding.
Floyd Visser telling SHARP's story at the North American Housing & HIV Research Summit in Montreal with his mentor, Dr. Joshua Bamberger, San Francisco Public Health at his right. Thanks, Jody Ciufo, ED, Canadian Housing & Renewal Association for the pic.
Thanks to the great crowd of walkers in this year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life! And a special thanks to the SHARP Team! Congratulations to AIDS Calgary for another great event!
Support the SHARP Team at the AIDS Walk For Life. Sponsor our ED, Floyd, at https://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=29954. $10 or $20 or more goes a long way!
CanadaHelps - GivingPage: SHARP Walkers 2013
SHARP Walkers 2013 I am walking in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life for SHARP. I am so lucky to be part of this team of amazing people who genuinely care for clients who so many have given up on.
Last night the SHARP Foundation members elected the 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors! The eleven board directors bring an incredible depth of skill and knowledge in HIV, health, public policy, law, marketing, human resources, fund development and more! Congratulations!
A special thanks to TELUS for the generous gift given to us at the Deep Roots Pride party! These important funds go directly to the care of the clients we serve! This is on top of the great volunteers that come each Spring to garden, paint and host a fantastic garage sale!
Yesterday, the SHARP Foundation lost an incredible friend and amazing caregiver, Mel Laybolt. Mel was deeply committed to the clients we serve at Beswick House, Scott House and Project 2011; listening, sharing, advising but most importantly just being where they are. He was always ready to make people laugh by telling wonderful stories of his colourful past - right to the end! We are so blessed to have had him in our lives! Our sincerest condolences to his children, siblings and other family members; we will all miss him deeply.
Darren Boomhower from Boomhower Designs has taken the challenge to decorate and furnish one of the two bedroom units in Carlyle Commons on a shoe-string budget! As research shows the quality of the home helps to get better health outcomes!
A huge congratulations to Calgarians celebrating their diversity throughout the past week! It was great to see so many people from all genders, orientations, colours, ages, religions, etc. being part of this. A special thanks to the establishments that hosted events in support of SHARP.
Carlyle Commons will be opening soon! Here's the view from one of the apartments! Calgary Housing gave SHARP the keys to its new office today! This new program will provide intermediate supports for individuals living with HIV and over 50 years old or small families where the primary income comes from someone living with HIV. More detail will be coming.