Our Mission

 

We are a registered Not For Profit Society (It Takes a Village Okotoks Community Foundation) which helps 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 a team of volunteers who sort through the 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 out of 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 local Okotokians, Leah Sampson and Rachel Swendseid, saw the need for families facing economic hardships within the foothills region to receive free baby items for their newborns. They also noticed the large amount of baby supplies that people are looking 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.

CONTACT US

We accept monetary donations as well as new or gently used baby items for babies 0-12 months. Your donations will go towards the creation of free baby boxes.

We all need help from time-to-time.  We are confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental.  Please contact us for support.

We couldn't do what we do without volunteers! Are you interested in volunteering with It Takes a Village? We would love to have you join our team of fabulous volunteers.

Your donations have helped support 137 families since 2015
with baby boxes in the Foothills.

 

ABOUT US

We are a registered Not For Profit Society (It Takes a Village Okotoks Community Foundation) which helps 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.

CONTACT IT TAKES A VILLAGE-OKOTOKS

 

e-mail: TakesAVillageOkotoks@gmail.com

phone: 587-364-2005

web: www.TakesAVillageOkotoks.com