We’ve all just experienced an unprecedented time. You or someone you know has likely had a job loss or a reduction to your working hours. In 2019, Vivo helped 2,017 individuals through Everybody Plays subsidies. We believe this number will be higher in 2020, and you can ensure Vivo can meet the demand. You can help make certain that financial challenges don’t stop anyone from getting back to play at Vivo.  

Everybody Plays removes financial barriers to programs and services at Vivo in two ways:  

  1. Membership Subsidy: generous donations allow us to set-up qualifying community members with a discounted membership, in alignment with the City of Calgary’s Fair Entry Program 
  1. Program Subsidy: our partners, Jumpstart and Kidsport, provide subsidy to children and families who qualify, in alignment with the City of Calgary’s Fair Entry Program 

Until August 30, Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink is matching all donations to Everybody Plays up to 50%. That means you can increase your impact. A donation of $20 can become $30.   

For a limited time, you can make your donation go even further. While we can’t physically come together this year for the Shaw Charity Classic, Shaw is committed to continuing the tournament’s legacy of giving. Albertans can help raise money for local organizations like ours though the #ChipInForKids campaign. Text KIDS200 to 30333 to donate $10 to membership and program subsidies at Vivo.  

With Shaw’s new Text to Donate initiative, you can easily support the charities you care about most. To help your contributions go further, Shaw is matching text-to-donate donations until August 30, 2020.  The matched donation will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50%. This means an individual $10 donation can grow into a donation of $30, with Shaw and Shaw Charity Classic matching.  

While we can’t gather in-person as a community, you can still rally around your neighbours in support with Everybody Plays.