Make a Donation, Make a Difference


Who can participate?

Anyone who wants to make a contribution of any size can do so through donations made at their local bottle depot. Remember, if every home donates just one container, we can reach our goal!

Where can I donate?

Alberta Cans for Kids donations, containers or cash, can be made directly to your local bottle depot. If you wish to donate directly to our campaign partner you may do so but contributions will not be included with this campaign. To find a depot near you please visit: The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB)

What can I donate?

Although the program is called 'Cans' for Kids, we gratefully accept donations of any beverage containers toward the program. Money can also be contributed by dropping it in the receptacle at the cash register.

I don't have many containers, will it make a difference?

Remember, our goal is one container from each home in Alberta. If your contribution is only one container then you have done your part. Anything more than that is of tremendous benefit to the campaign partners! The Alberta Cans for Kids campaign is designed exactly for those who cannot by themselves make a significant contribution; together we CAN make a difference!

How do I know that my donation will make it to the campaign partner?

Check in with your local depot and ask how much has been raised toward our goal or check out our website for the most current total of your local depot’s contributions.

Why support Ronald McDonald House®, Stollery, and Alberta Children’s Hospital?

When you donate to Ronald McDonald House®, Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation you bring hope to those who need it most. Your support funds the most urgent priorities at the hospital, including equipment, research and fellowships. Your contributions help save children's lives.

Where can I learn more about the campaign partners?

Your depot may have brochures from the campaign partner or you can learn more at our partners’ websites:


Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta:

Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta:

Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta:

Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation:

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation:

Who benefits from the money raised?

Children from all over Alberta and across Canada who benefit from the specialized services provided in Alberta.  Thousands of children from newborns to 16 years old are treated at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Alberta Children’s Hospital.  Since many children travel from far away to receive medical treatment, Ronald McDonald House® provides a home away from home for their families.  

Where do the funds raised go?

Funds are used to support priority needs in the areas of:

  • Cardiac Sciences
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Protection Centre
  • Children's Home Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Neurosciences
Presented by Alberta Bottle Depot Association In Support of: Ronald McDonald House Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation