CREAM CAN CAMPAIGN – ONGOING FOR 2017
We are excited to announce our newest fundraising initiative The Cream Can Road Trip. The Society’s cream can is a way to raise funds and promote the Society in partnership with businesses in the community. After 20+ years, it was determined last year that the cream can would retire. Strangmuir Farms was the last business to purchase the cream can for the year and they raised $5,500 which we are very thankful for. Like many retirees who get restless after a few months off, we are bringing the cream can out of retirement. Also, like many retirees, it wants to travel and see the world (or Strathmore at least).
This is a new program where 12 businesses can sign up to host the cream can for one month (or more) and collect as many donations as possible during the hosting period. “Travelling” started in November and the cream can relocates on the 1st of each month. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to get the latest details on the cream cans location and how you can help out!
If your business is interested in hosting the cream can we want to hear from you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403 934 6634 for more details on how to participate.
5 FOR LIFE COMMUNITY BOOK SALE – JAN. 27-28
The 5 for Life community book sale is happening this month to benefit children in Strathmore and area. Donation depots are set up around Strathmore and Wheatland County to collect book donations of any genre and age group, with the exception of encyclopedias, magazines, old health books, textbooks, or Readers Digests, until Jan. 25. The event will take place at the Strathmore Civic Centre on Jan. 27-28. All children books and soft covers are $0.50 and hard cover books are $1. For more information on where to drop off items call 403.983.4815 or visit their events page on Facebook.
RED ROSE CAMPAIGN – December 6
The Rose Campaign is a national advocacy campaign to end violence against women and girls. Each year YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls highlights what we can all do to make their lives safer. The Rose Campaign is named for the rose button that commemorated the murder of 14 young women at Montréal’s l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, and called on Canadians to first mourn, and then work for change. View the 2016 List of 135 Participating Organizations.
Actions you can take every day:
• Be kind and respectful in your daily life.
• Speak up about violence in your community and in your school.
• Don’t bully and don’t ignore bullying – abuse comes in many forms.
• Support Gay Straight Alliances to make your school safer for your LGBTQ schoolmates.
• Watch your language – what’s funny to you might be hurtful to someone else.
• Don’t let it ride, when you know something wrong is going on, name it.
NOVEMBER IS 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.
DUELING PIANOS – Friday, NOV. 4 – THANK YOU!
Our 2016 Dueling Pianos Fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who attended, donated, purchased auction items, and bought raffle tickets. Visit the Our Supporters page for a full list of who helped families impacted by abuse.
CANADA DAY DUNK TANK – KINSMEN PARK
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and donated at the Dunk Tank. Here are a few photos of the fun! The final tally was $532. Thanks to our ‘dunkees’ and donors for helping families in our care.
5 FOR LIFE – A coalition for early childhood development. Check out their events and programs for children and families (click on the link on the right side of this page).