November 29, 2016
Adopt-A-Teen is a Christmas gift program that provides $50 Walmart gift cards for Edmonton teens aged 13 to 17 years from low-income families. Teens must be registered with the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton or the Salvation Army. Since 1999, they’ve delivered holiday cheer to over one-hundred thousand teens in need.
August 30, 2016
Operation Friendship Seniors Society is a non-profit society that provides community-based preventative social services to the seniors of Edmonton’s inner city. We provide safe, affordable non-institutional housing options.
Operation Friendship Seniors Society and Pioneer Place offer services without judgment to improve the quality of life for seniors in need over 55 years of age.
May 31, 2016
The Neighbour Centre is an establishment of the Edmonton Do Likewise Society – a charitable organization founded in 2009 to address the needs of neighbours experiencing homelessness and poverty. The Neighbour Centre fights poverty by delivering essential programs and services to neighbours experiencing homelessness and poverty. They provide a safe place where individuals can take critical steps towards building, and sustaining, a healthy life.
February 23, 2016
Basically Babies is a registered charity that works to provide for the basic outfitting needs of newborn babies born to families in extreme need in the greater Edmonton area. We offer the gift of a complete first year’s wardrobe for these infants in the form of a beautiful color-coordinated basket filled with clothing, outerwear, blankets, toys, storybooks, sleepers, undershirts, footwear and other baby essentials.
November 24, 2015
WINGS stands for Women in Need Growing Stronger. We offer a second-stage shelter and affordable housing for women with children who have experienced family violence. We address the social, psychological, and health issues affecting women and children, extending our programs inclusively to clients of all races, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We are proud to be part of a continuum of support to women and children leaving family violence. Together, through ongoing collaboration with the family violence prevention sector, we aim to reduce and eliminate family violence.
August 25, 2015
Research towards the goal of a cure or control for cystic fibrosis, support high quality care, promote public awareness of the disease and raise and allocate funds for these purposes. The Edmonton and Northern Alberta Chapter is one of the 50 Chapters across Canada that are a part of this organization.
May 26, 2015
The Centre works with a community of professionals, including the Edmonton Police Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Alberta Children’s Services, Crown Prosecutors, Child at Risk Response Teams, medical and trauma screening professionals and volunteer advocates. Our team offers support and stability, so a child is around the same familiar, friendly faces every step of the way (through the legal process and as they face their abusers in court).
February 24, 2015
The Mustard Seed is a not-for-profit organization that provides support for those in need by way of six evening meals per week, clothing, and personal items. The Mustard Seed also partners with the wider Edmonton community to address poverty.
October 28, 2014
In more than 40 years, E4C’s services have grown to over 20 programs, operating in four quadrants of Edmonton and impacting over 10,000 people every year. Through the expression of E4C’s values – courage, compassion, connection, commitment – our programs and services address the fundamental causes of vulnerability for children, youth, families, individuals and communities.
July 29, 2014
This Edmonton charity grants wishes to adults with terminal illness to create a lasting memory with and for their families. We will have a blog post up soon with photos and video from our meeting with the amazing and passionate Wendy Grahl, founder and executive director. (A special thank you goes out to the generous young daughter of one of our members whose lemonade stand raised $112 – thank you!)