A local group of retired Calgarians and Airdronians are helping out those evacuating from the Northwest Territories due to the wildfires. 

Charity Connect AB is a group that helps provide supplies like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, a washcloth and a bar of soap for people in need.

Cheryl Babey, the facilitator of the organization explains that all the supplies that they have are donations. 

 "We're not a registered charity, but we work out of my home. On average, we make and give out about 1000 kits a month."

..Photo of the kits they provide.

So far, according to Babey, they have given out over 1000 hygiene kits to the evacuees and they are working on getting more prepared. While focused on helping the evacuees right now, when they are not, they donate their kits to multiple organizations within Airdrie and Calgary.

"We give to the Airdrie Food Bank, Calgary Food Bank, schools, street outreaches, women's shelters and anybody who needs it."

The reason this group was made was because every volunteer that is involved has a passion for giving back, stated Babey.

"It's a good feeling when you can help other people."

If you are interested in donating, their drop-off bins are located in Superstore (by the washrooms), Nutter’s and the BMO bank on Main Street. To see their Facebook Page, click HERE.

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