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November 2017 – November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta

Go Purple in November!Show your support. Alberta Human Services’ “Reach Out, Speak Out” campaign is intended to remind Albertans that everyone has a responsibility to end family violence by focusing efforts to increase awareness and promote public education on these crimes. For info. on our programs and services, visit our Programs page, or to donate, visit our Donate page.

Be creative – think about ways you can Go Purple at the events and activities you are already planning for Family Violence Prevention Month 2017.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Host a Go Purple Potluck in your community or at work
  • Municipalities can host Go Purple Proclamation events to promote Family Violence Prevention Month
  • Sports teams can wear purple ribbons
  • Coordinate a Purple Ribbon Day or Wear Purple Day
  • Go Purple information booth
  • Put up Family Violence Prevention Month posters in your community
  • Host a Go Purple Community Walk
  • Collect toiletries, toys and books for emergency shelters
  • Host a training session on family violence prevention or awareness
  • Write a letter or email to the editor of your local newspaper on the importance of promoting healthy relationships

October 2017 – Cream Can finishes its year at NV Hair & Body Studio
The last stop on the cream cans year long road trip was NV Hair & Body Studio. A raffle for a luxury gift basket raised $271.00 for our families in October. Please click here for more details.

 

 

September 2017 – Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli hosts cream can
Our cream can spent the month of September on the counter of Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli and really made in impact. Owner Nicole Cordes was very excited to partner with WCS to raise funds for families impacted by abuse in the community. A total of $640.00 was raised during the month. Please click here for more details about Back to Good’s fundraising efforts.

August 2017 – Murray Chrysler donates sales to Cream Can
Our Cream Can spent August at Murray Chrysler Dodge in Strathmore. Their fantastic team put together an marvelous donation program and raised over $2200.00! Check out our supporters page for the full story on their incredible efforts for raise funds for our families.

 

August 2017 – Winners & HomeSense help to empower women and girls
The Canadian Women’s Foundation empowers women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. The Wheatland Crisis Society was the recipient of $800.00 raised through through their Shop for GEN1 special merchandise and decal sales at Winners & Homesense and individual donations online. The Wheatland Crisis Society is incredibly grateful to Winners and Homesense for their participation in raising these funds and to the Canadian Women’s Foundation for the important and meaningful work that they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2017 – Real Deals on Home Decor hosts Cream Can
Real Deals on Home Decor Strathmore generously hosted our cream can for the 9th month of it’s fundraising road trip. $265.00 was raised for our families during it’s stay in their beautiful store. For more details on Real Deals please click here.

 

 

 

June 2017 – Prairie Paws donates to our cause in JunePrairie Paws four
Our Cream Can spent it’s 8th month at Prairie Paws Dog Grooming and $250.00 was raised thanks to their efforts. To learn more about this program and Prairie Paws please visit our supporters page.

 

 

April 2017 – Over 100 Em’s Bedtime Bundles Donated by Inspirational Young Women
12 year old Emma Moore volunteered her time, energy and heart to create and donate over 100 Bedtime Bundles to the shelter in April. Emma spent countless hours sourcing items for her Bedtime Bundles, with each including a new blanket, toothbrush, bedtime book and stuffed animal. Emma was incredibly organized and resourceful with these bundles assigning an age appropriate group

and gender to each so that children residing in shelter are able to pick out their own bundle. Em’s bedtime bundles not only fill the need for essential items children may require when they arrive, but they also are bring huge smiles to the faces of every child coming into shelter. Our clients and staff could not be more grateful for this amazing donation. Emma is a truly remarkable young women and The Wheatland Crisis Society is very proud to call her a supporter and friend of our organization. If you would like to know more or want to get involved we encourage you to check out Em’s Donation Projects Page on Facebook.

March 2017 – W. BRETT WILSON AND FAMILY DONATE TO THE FAMILY ENJOYMENT PROJECT
The Society was granted a donation for the second year in a row from W. Brett Wilson and Family. $5000.00 was donated for our Family Enjoyment Project to give our families the opportunity to enjoy some much-needed outings and fun activities. Please visit our supporters page to learn more about this project and its donor Mr. W. Brett Wilson.

February 2017 – CHESTERMERE LADY LAKERS USE TOURNAMENT TO GIVE BACK
The Chestermere Lady Lakers Jr. Varsity & Varsity basketball teams hosted a pajama toss at their 34th annual Lady Lakers Invitational! The tournament was held February 23, 24 & 25 and over 75 pieces of new women’s pajamas and loungewear were gathered at the tournament. In addition to the pajamas over $180.00 was raised for our families. Our staff and our families were thrilled to receive this wonderful donation.

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Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

October 2016 – Runway Hair donation pampers families in our care
Thanks Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic at Runway Hair Design.They understand the importance of feeling and looking your best. Their recent generous donation of products is a wonderful way to make our families feel pampered and loved. Did you know they also provide free cuts & colour to our clients?