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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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“Fresh Start is honoured to be included in this prestigious group of the most effective Canadian charities that combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, health, and improving education. Certainly this distinction ultimately helps bring attention to the disease of addiction, the solution through recovery and helps us help the people who depend on us the most.” Mr. Stacey Petersen, RSW, Executive Director

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I edge God out of my life and consciousness. I almost never announce or declare in a loud voice or clear thought that I am terminating either my connection with God or my conscious contact with God. The separation and departure from God is always less clear. It is subtler and creeps rather than jumps. It is a process of Edging God Out rather than ruling Him out.

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The winner of the 2017 Indian Scout Motorcycle was Elaine Williams; she is the mother of our National Communications Director Lisa Simone. This family 2 weeks earlier lost their son; Lisa’s brother to an accidental overdose. Scott is not just a statistic he was a professional, a father, a son, a brother a loyal friend, a charismatic man AND he was addicted and in denial of his disease. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec-14-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Dec-21-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Dec-28-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ALUMNI - Family healing Program


Dec-31-2017
8:00 PM –
Jan-01-2018
1:00 AM

NYE Clean and Sober Dance