Our Mission

We are a registered non-profit society (It Takes a Village Okotoks Community Foundation) helping families in the Foothills area of Alberta that are facing hardships.  We provide families free essential baby supplies in the first year of their baby's life.

What We Do

Donations from the community are received by volunteers who sort through the donated items and lovingly pack baby boxes for families in need. It Takes a Village provides these boxes in a confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental manner.

We are based in Okotoks, Alberta and service the surrounding Foothills region including High River, Turner Valley, Black Diamond and the surrounding First Nation communities.

Who We Are

Two Okotokians, Leah Sampson and Rachel Swendseid, saw a need for the provision of free essential baby items for families facing economic hardship.  They also became increasingly aware of a surplus of baby supplies that people had and wanted to donate, and "It Takes a Village" was born!

Our organization is 100% volunteer run and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Click here for Board Members.

DONATE

We accept monetary donations as well as new or gently used baby items for babies 0-12 months.
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NEED HELP?

We all need help from time-to-time.  We are confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental in our support.  Please Contact Us for assistance.
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VOLUNTEER

We couldn't do what we do without volunteers! Are you interested in volunteering for It Takes a Village? We would love to have you join our team of fabulous volunteers.
VOLUNTEER
Your donations have provided baby boxes to over 250 families since 2015.