This time of year my heart if full and my eyes are forever watering as I see people in our community pulling together to “GIVE”  Non-profits all over rely on the generosity of their communities not just on Giving Tuesday, or at Christmas or even during their special event, but help is needed all year. I use to always think that giving to an organization meant I needed to give cash, but over the past 18 years as I have worked in non-profit I have seen the value of a donation of time almost as equal as a gift of cash. Don’t get me wrong we always need cash, but when I look at our organization I see, a group of wonderful ladies who give their time to help organize and make Gifts for Grandparents happen. Our Children’s Festival planning committee again has a great group of Community members who give their time all year to plan, and then make it happen. We have regular volunteers who help us out in our programs, a great support. I can’t forget the Board members who meet monthly to support the operation of the agency. I am thankful every day for all of them. So if you are thinking of giving and are struggling with how to do that consider a donation of time, a cash donation no matter how big or how small will make a difference for any non-profit organization that you support. So on this Giving Tuesday I challenge you to “Give a Gift of Giving”

Written by FSCA Executive Director Judy Scott

Contact Details

Main Office:

Family Services of Central Alberta

5409 - 50th Avenue

Red Deer, Alberta

T4N 4B7

Office Hours

Main Office:
8:30am – 4:30pm

Extended hours on Monday/Tuesday:
5:15pm – 8:00pm

Toll Free: 1-866-414-3722

Email us: fsca(at)

Park Plaza Intergenerational Centre

5214 - 47 Avenue, Red Deer

Visit by appointment only Phone: 403-967-0171

Parkland Mall Kinsmen Family Play Space

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:30am – 3:00pm

Parkland Mall:  4747 - 67th Street, Red Deer