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.
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.
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 governed by a Board of Directors, has one part time staff member and depends on the generosity of volunteers to fulfill our mission.
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We accept monetary donations as well as new or gently used baby items for babies 0-12 months.
We all need help from time-to-time. We are confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental in our support.
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.