WITH YOUR HELP, WE RAISED $10,000 FOR PEOPLE IN NEED!
A successful Golf Tournament means hot meals warm clothing and furniture (for those who are able to get off the streets) for our homeless community this year!
Community Outreach YEG would like to give an update to everyone that participated and supported the golf tournament we had this year.
Our Golf Tournament was successful in bringing in just under $10,000 for our organization to continue on with its programs, unfortunately, it was not enough to purchase a vehicle for our deliveries at this time, so we will continue to try and source a sponsor to donate one. A vehicle that would be appropriate for us to be able to do the deliveries of furniture and clothing as we receive it.
Again, we would like to thank everyone that participated and or volunteered in this event to make it as successful as it was, and we look forward to another event in 2022 with your support.
We look forward to a better winter with the money that we’ve raised, and we will be able to continue our focus on hot meals, warm clothing and still providing furniture for those able to get off the streets.
Our Power Challenge for October is going to be socks and underwear, as well as we would like to increase our toiletries pile to ensure that we have toothbrushes, deodorants, soap, shampoo, and other hygiene items needed like feminine hygiene products.
If you or your company would like to participate in collecting socks, underwear and even those thin gloves for our October drive, please feel free to reach out to me and register with us and we will ensure someone is available to pick up the items from you for delivery in November.
Our November Challenge, we will be collecting warm jackets, clothing, touques, long underwear (Must be new or slightly worn- No broken zippers or holes) again with the intention of handing out in December, however, if we do get cooler temperatures in November, we will start with dispersing have the items collected.
Our December Challenge will be our food month we will be providing meals to those that are in need at the beginning of the month, mid-month and then after Christmas when everybody forgets that these people still require resources, as always the designated shelters and warming centres focus on one major meal and tend to be closed around Christmas to New Years due to funding/ budget issues.
When You See a Street Outreach Team
Remember that the Community Outreach YEG Team is out to connect with and serve the Greater Edmonton Area street community. If you or someone you may have seen, needs something don’t hesitate to wave our team down.
Compassion and Empathy are birthed by a compelling motivation to take a little time to listen, to hear, and understand why things are the way they are. Every person experiencing poverty or homelessness has a story, but many often go unheard. We are supported by churches, businesses, individuals who genuinely care for those who suffer, have no voice, and are forgotten or alone. Volunteers show mercy and compassion. Churches and groups invest time and money to relieve the suffering of the afflicted.
Thank you, once again for all your support. Being in a position to see and feel the gratitude from our homeless community is a wonderful experience and we want to share with you that everything you do to support them and CommunityOutreachYEG is very much appreciated!
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.