Tanner's Totes



Whitney leaning against a railing on a downtown street
Photograph by Rita Robinson

After the tragic loss of Tanner in 2017, the Krupa family wanted the memory of their son as a generous, good-natured person to live on.

Tanner was known to help out the less fortunate whenever he could. Whether it was through giving people living on the streets food out of his own lunchkit, buying coffee for someone less fortunate or donating money, Tanner spread love and kindness wherever he went.

Through the kind support of a growing network of family, friends and other generous community members, Tanner's generous nature lives on through Tanner's Totes.

Every year since he passed, volunteers collect essential items and pack them carefully in tote bags. Each distinctive blue tote bares an angel wing and "TK" monogram—an insignia that has come to symbolize support for a life taken far too early.

The totes are then distributed to less fortunate citizens in and around Edmonton.

This work not only helps those in need to get a much-needed boost in nutrition and healthcare needs, but it also helps Kim to remember the love and generosity that Tanner stood for.

"It's just such a feel-good thing when I do it, I just feel like he's there with us," says Kim Krupa, Tanner's mother.

How You Can Help

Tanner's Totes collects donations for the less-fortunate in memory of Tanner Krupa. The group is entirely volunteer-based and depends on the generousity of caring citizens like you!

Please connect with us via our Facebook group.

Donate Supplies

We accept all new, non-perishable food items as well as new, personal grooming and healthcare items that would be useful to those who are less fortunate and may live in adverse situations.

In particular, we are looking to receive items such as the following:

  • granola bars
  • bottled water
  • fruit snacks
  • juice boxes
  • deodorant
  • tooth brushes
  • tooth paste
  • shaving razors
  • travel-size shaving cream
  • feminine hygine products
  • reusable cups
  • rain ponchos
  • face cloths
  • travel-size tissues
  • socks
  • travel-size shampoo
  • travel-size conditioner
  • ear warmers
  • scarves
  • toques
  • underwear
  • reusable water bottles

Donate Money

We will happily accept monetary gifts to be distributed to those in need. Gifts include:

  • cash
  • gift cards (McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, etc.)

Donate Time

It takes a lot of work to make Tanner's Totes work. We sincerely appreciate and value those who can donate their time to assist with any and all functions of the organization.

If you would like to help out, please connect with us on Facebook

Spread the Word

Join the Tanner's Totes Facebook group to become a part of our community and help bring awareness to our cause by sharing with your friends.

Additionally, you can help spread the word by sharing this page with your network.

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