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This approach and the dedicated staff at Fresh Start offer individuals the best chance for lasting sobriety.” Jacob M.

 

Wish List

The Basic Items:

  • Running shoes, sandals & slippers 
  • New socks & new underwear
  • Work out clothes - T-shirts, muscle shirts, sneakers, track pants, shorts and weight room gloves
  • Jeans, casual pants and shorts
  • T-shirts both long & short sleeve
  • Outdoor jackets & hoodies (cleaning your closet? we will take winter jackets)
  • Outside work attire - work boots, gloves, Fire Retardant (jackets, pants & coveralls)
  • Sports Equipment - hockey equipment (sticks, pucks and skates), baseball equipment (cleats, bats & gloves), Tennis rackets and balls, Swiming trunks, new yoga mats
  • Razors, shave cream, deoderant & toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Reading glasses
  • Alarm clocks
  • Recovery related literature (NA-AA)
  • Bus passes or tickets
  • Gift certificates for men and their families; Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Burger King, Tim Horton’s, Starbuck's, movie theatres, Zoo passes, Telus Spark, Heritage Park,Event tickets (hockey, football, concerts), iTunes, etc 
  • Bath towels
  • Twin linens
  • Journals
  • Laundry Pods
  • Fuel Cards
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Copy Paper
  • Art supplies - framing supplies, paper, acrylic paint, coloured pencils, pastels, etc.
  • Pens and highlighters

Kitchen Items:

  • Coffee (Ground) and tea
  • Bib aprons (black prefered)
  • Stand Mixer
  • Can openers
  • Pancake Dispenser
  • Chaffing Dishes
  • Full size Aluminum Sheet Pans
  • Pastry display case
  • Cambro clear food storage containers with lids
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Commercial countertop bread / bagel slicer

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Musical instruments
  • Shovels
  • 40’ industrial extension ladder
  • 16’ industrial step ladder

Community Support Items:

If you have goods or provide a service that you feel would be helpful to Fresh Start and those we serve.  Please contact kate@freshstartrecovery.ca or 403-387-6266.

 

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Oct-19-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


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7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Oct-28-2017
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1:00 AM

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