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.
March 2017 – HARVEST FINANCIAL & HILLCREST INSURANCE HOST CREAM CAN
Our Cream Can was in its fifth month of travelling this March at Harvest Financial & Hillcrest Insurance. The team there was thrilled to be hosting the can to help raise funds for families impacted by abuse. For more details on this stop please visit our supporters page.
February 2017 – LYNN WOODS LAW OFFICE HOSTS CREAM CAN WITH GREAT SUCCESS
$665.00 was raised during the month of February for our Cream Can Road Trip Campaign at Lynn Woods Law Office. Donations were accepted in lieu of fees for Commissioner of Oaths and other select legal services to help families who have been impacted by abuse. For more details please visit our supporters page.
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.
January 2017 – HOME HARDWARE SHOWS SUPPORT WITH SKATE SHARPENING PROCEEDS
Home Hardware Strathmore hosted our cream can for the month of January and over $1100.00 was raised for families impacted by abuse. All skate sharpening proceeds for the month were donated into our cream can as well as direct customer donations. For more details on their support of WCS and our cream can campaign visit our supporters page.
January 2017 – SOBEYS HOSTS CREAM CAN
Strathmore Sobeys raised over $1500.00 for The Wheatland Crisis Society in November and December. Sobeys was the first business to host our Cream Can in a new fundraising campaign. Through direct customer donations into The Cream Can and Sobeys holding a Weekend Roundup at their tills, $1557.00 was raised for families who have been impacted by abuse. For more details on this wonderful event please visit our Supporters page.
December 2016 – RED ROSE CAMPAIGN (December 6)
More than 130 Strathmore businesses and community groups displayed a red rose in honour of women and girls who have been impacted by violence. View the 2016 List of Participating Organizations. For more about the campaign, read the stories in the Strathmore Times and Strathmore Standard newspapers.
November 2016 – FAMILY VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Go Purple! 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.
November 2016 – Dueling Pianos – A HUGE SUCCESS!
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, donated, and purchased items. View the Our Supporters page to see our long list of sponsors and donors.
October 2016 – Society Joins ATB Cares On-line Donation Program
There are numerous ways to help families impacted by abuse. Please consider donating on-line through our web site as we are now part of ATB Cares which waives admin. and transaction costs for our on-line donations PLUS ATB will match 15% of every dollar you donate. That means a $100 donation is $115 to us and no extra fees! Visit How to Help/Donate to donate or for more information.
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?