The Calgary police service has banded together for their brothers and sisters in uniform overseas to collect care packages for Canadian troops.

Officers are volunteering their time during September to collect and package donations from the public to send to soldiers on missions around the world.

Insp. Bob Couture said the program is designed to bring a little touch of home to those serving Canada overseas.


“We’re like a family in uniform and we want to show our support for what the troops are doing around the world. It’s a tangible opportunity to show support and the generosity of Calgarians can show the same,” Couture told Metro.

Audra de Molitor of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre said the soldiers would love to receive the gifts from home.

She said items such as cotton balls, lip balm, travel mirrors, batteries and rubber flip-flops, among others, would be appreciated.


  • Running from Sept. 1 through 30, all district offices and community police stations will be accepting donations.