New West Gives Back: Sharing Christmas Joy
Here at NWS, we believe that we are called to love the poor, the hurting, and the marginalized.
This past December, a day after our annual Christmas with New West concert, New West Society held a unique concert that embodied what Christmas is all about. New West Gifts Back: Sharing Christmas Joy was the highlight of our Christmas season, and our members were thrilled to be able to show love and share joy to vulnerable members of our community through our music and gift-giving.
New West Society gifted tickets to more than 1000 adults and children from a wide variety of community organizations that support people experiencing homelessness, family crisis, and income insecurity. We also invited agencies who work with people new to Canada, including those who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine.
We were so very grateful to have the following agencies for partner with us to help make our Sharing Christmas Joy concert a wonderful, life-giving concert event:
The Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre
The Immigrant Education Society
Inn from the Cold
The Alex Health Centre
The Dream Centre
Jesus Loves You Society
Kids Up Front
New Canadian Friendship Centre
CSC Compassionate Ministries
Sharing Christmas Joy: What our Participating Agencies Had to Say (and why we’re doing this again in 2023!)
Here are just a few of the encouraging comments we received about our Sharing Christmas Joy concert:
- Would we participate again? A hundred percent yes! Many would not have an opportunity to attend something so magical and family friendly. It was truly a joy for them to attend this concert. The moms kept on talking about how amazing the performance was.
- This event was magical and so life- and joy-giving to our newcomers and refugees who are processing a lot of loss and grief.
- One person said she felt like she’d entered a scene from a movie that she never expected to find herself in, and another lady who had just recently come from the Congo told me it was the most beautiful thing she had ever heard.
Sharing Christmas Joy: December 2023
After receiving resoundingly positive feedback from our guests, members of our performance ensembles, and from the wonderfully supportive staff at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, New West Society is thrilled to announce a Sharing Christmas Joy concert in December 2023.
We are in need of Corporate Sponsors to help New West Society share joy with even more people this upcoming Christmas season. Email us TODAY to learn more about how your organization can share joy with hundreds of vulnerable men, women and children in our community.