Media Advisory - Homes for the Holidays Invites Calgary to Be There for Kids

CALGARY, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone is hosting its 13th annual Calgary Home for Holidays Tour. Media is invited to sneak a peak by appointment at selected homes beginning Wednesday November 25 at 2:00 p.m. This popular seasonal event is designed to raise funds and awareness for Kids Help Phone and its services in Calgary.

The Holidays can be tough for a kid that feels alone, and has no one to turn to. Homes for the Holidays will raise critical funds for Kids Help Phone as call and web posts increase significantly during this period. Visit for more information.

    What:        Kids Help Phone Home for the Holidays 13th Annual Tour
                 Six unique homes in Calgary seasonally decorated by leading
                 interior designers and decorators.

    Who:         Sponsored by MaxWell Realty with generous support from
                 participating décor professionals, volunteers, suppliers and
                 media partners.

    When:        Media Sneak a Peak begins Wednesday November 25th at
                 2:00 p.m. and appointments are available by calling

    Tickets:     For the general public, tickets are $ 25 per adult,
                 $ 20 for students and seniors and are available at
                 http://www.kidshelpphone/homesfortheholidays or at

                 Homes for the Holidays is open to the public
                 -  Friday, December 4th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
                 -  Saturday, December 5th, 11:00 AM - 6:00 p.m.
                 -  Sunday, December 6th, 11:00 AM - 5:00 p.m.

                 The Official Tour Guide is available at Home Central (The
                 Historic Cooper Memorial Hall, 7412 17 Ave SW) from December
                 4 to December 6.

As a charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government or United Way funding. Instead, it relies on the support of community-based volunteers and individual and corporate donors to ensure that it's counselling, information and referral services for kids can continue to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

About Kids Help Phone

This year marks Kids Help Phone's 20th Anniversary. For the past two decades, Kids Help Phone has been at the forefront in providing help and hope through its phone and web counselling services, earning the respect and trust of kids across Canada. When young people feel like there's nowhere to turn, when parents, schools and social services are unavailable, closed, backlogged or simply not accessible for any reason, Kids Help Phone is there. Young people know that when they reach out to Kids Help Phone, any time of the day or night, they'll be connected with a professional counsellor who can provide immediate, kid-friendly insight, help and direction on a wide variety of concerns that are important to them.

Last year, Kids Help Phone counsellors connected with kids in almost 3,000 Canadian communities more than 2.2 million times. In Alberta kids in need reached out for help by phone and online over 240, 000 times from 284 Alberta communities. By continuing to reach out to kids in meaningful and innovative ways, Kids Help Phone will remain a trusted part of kids' lives for many years to come.

SOURCE Kids Help Phone

For further information: For further information: Lindsay Schalin, Kids Help Phone, (403) 645-4058,

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