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June 2019 – Back to Good gives back with a raffle
Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli offered a raffle by donation this month to support our Cream Can Roadtrip Campaign and raised $346.00! Two lucky winners won tickets to our fundraising event and a Love LOCAL basket donated by owner Nicole Cordes worth over $200.00. Thank you to everyone who participated and to Back to Good for hosting our Cream Can for the second year in row!

 

June 2019 – Shelter receives important donation from the Ted & Enid Jansen Fund at Calgary Foundation
Did you know that support of legacy donors  and grants provide us with the necessary funding to continue shelter programs and operations each year? We cannot thank the Ted & Enid Jansen Fund at Calgary Foundation enough for their years of support for families impacted by abuse. If you are interested in becoming a donor through the Calgary Foundation now or in the future please visit our profile here https://ckc.calgaryfoundation.org/profile/wheatland-crisis-society/

May 2019 – Lynn Woods Law Office hosts Cream Can
$792.00 was raised by Lynn Woods Law Office as part of our Traveling Cream Can Campaign. This is the second time Lynn has adopted our can for a month and we are so grateful for her continued support.

 

 

May 2019 – Strathmore High GSA Club bakes for WCS
The Wheatland Crisis Society is a proud supporter of the SHS GSA Club. In the spirit of partnerships and allies this inspirational group organized a 4 day bake sale in support of WCS programs and services. Over $110.00 was raised from selling cookies and cupcakes at lunchtime. Thank you SHS GSA once again for your support!

 

April 2019 – WCS receives Community Giving Grant from Strathmore Wal-Mart
Each year Wal-Mart selects recipients of their Community Giving Grants and WCS was chosen as one of the local non-profits for 2019. A $1000.00 cheque was presented to WCS by store manager Eric this April. Thank you Strathmore Wal-Mart!

 

 

 

April 2019 – Spring Fling Market collects donations
Sisters Ashley and Kim organized another successful Spring Fling Market at the Strathmore Civic Centre this April and thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the market attendees $750.00 was raised in a single day to support shelter programs and services. Kim’s store Lil Hoots has been a longtime supporter of shelter services make sure to check out their wonderful consignment program for our families HERE.

 

February 2019 – Kindness is king at Strathmore FCSS
The team at Strathmore FCSS took the opportunity to use PINK SHIRT DAY to raise funds for WCS programs among their team. Throughout the month they held several team activities and over $150.00 was raised simply through acts of kindness!

 

January 2019 – Western Financial uses team work to raise funds
Did you know that The Strathmore and Langdon branches of the Western Financial Group utilize team events to raise funds for the local charity of their choice through the Western Communities Foundation? All year long they are thinking of ways that their teams and customers can make small choices for a BIG impact. They recently presented WCS with a cheque for $465.00 to support families in our care. Way to go Western Financial!

 

 

January 2019 – Back to Health gives back to shelter
We would like to thank the clients and staff of Back to Health Chiropractic and Wellness for their wonderful donation of socks and comfort items. This campaign ran all through December and several pairs of socks and other items were collected by Dr. Russell and the Back to Health team from their clients.

 

January 2019 – Students & Staff at George Freeman help keep families warm
In December both staff and students at George Freeman School came together to collect over 100 items to help keep our families warm all winter long. Thank you to each student and staff member for your generosity over the holiday season.

 

 

 

December 2018 – 11th Annual “JUMP INTO JAMMIES” collects over 380 items for shelter
All students at Wheatland Elementary School synergized to donate 387 items for the event that ran from December 10 – 21. Mrs. Lenox and Grade 5 students coordinate the event annually and use the data to complete a math unit on graphing. The “Leader in Me” School collected jammie sizes infant to adult. Stuffies, socks, slippers and hats too! The students take pride in leadership opportunities by reaching out to help others in our community. The celebrated the spirit of giving by the whole school wearing their own jammies on December 21st. Thank you Wheatland Elementary for your support for the 11th year in a row!!

December 2018 – Langdon School Grade 8 Leadership Club Adopts FIVE Families
Staff were awestruck at the generosity and hardwork of the Grade 8 Leadership Club students at Langdon School when they picked up an entire truckload of donations on December 21st. This group organized the whole school in collecting donations to support not one, but FIVE families. The students worked diligently through the month of December with grades K through nine to make sure all items on the wishlist’s of five of our families were collected. These students are leading by example and we cannot thank them enough for helping us to make this Christmas a bright one for families in need.

November 2018 – Strathmore High GSA Donates to Shelter
A cheque for $600.00 from the Strathmore High School GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) was recently picked up by our team at their weekly meeting. We are proud to an an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and cannot thank this group of fantastic teens for their generous donation towards our programs.

 

 

November 2018 -IKEA HELPS OUT
IKEA Calgary generously donated 250 FRAKTA Bags to our shelter this month. These bags assist our families in many ways during and after their stay with us. Many come to us with their belongings hastily thrown into plastic bags, or no belongings at all. These bags provide a sturdy, more environmentally friendly and dignified option for all. Thank you IKEA!

 

 

October  2018 – CIR Realty adopts Cream Can in October
CIR Realty hosted our Cream Can in October and raised $450.00 for our families. CIR has been an incredible support for WCS over the years and they have already signed up to host our cream can again in 2019! Thank you CIR!

September 2018 – REP’s use raffle to raise funds for Cream Can Campaign
One lucky winner took home a luxury cedar patio package thanks to The REP’s Group in September. The prize was displayed at Assist Business Centre and the REP’s team took our Cream Can on quite a tour around Wheatland and surrounding counties selling raffle tickets and raising awareness. $954.00 was raised thanks to their hard work. We are grateful to have the support of such a generous and dynamic team in our community. Thank you REP’s Group!

August 2018 – Murray Chrysler Strathmore hosts Cream Can 2nd year in a row
Murray Chrysler Strathmore hosted our Cream Can for the second year in a row this August and raised $1905.00 for the families in our care. The dealership very generously donated $6 from every oil change and $20 from every sale into our Cream Can for the month of August. Their team really goes above and beyond not only for their customers, but for their community. Thank you Murray Chrysler Strathmore.

 

July 2018 – Rocking Horse Industries BBQ’s to raise Cream Can funds
$425.00 was raised by Rocking Horse Industries The Farm & Ranch Source in July. Their staff utilized their customer appreciation BBQ to host a 50/50 raffle that benefited the shelter. Rocking Horse Industries has been an avid supporter of the shelter and our programs this year and we are very grateful for their unwavering support.

 

June 2018 – Town of Strathmore gets creative to support shelter
Strathmore Town Council and staff adopted our Cream Can for the month of June and $1669.00 for raised for the shelter. Their creativity in this fundraising campaign is unmatched! The Council and staff organized a toonie swim in conjunction with the Aquatic Centre, an internal staff activity and they really made sure the cream can received a proper road trip bringing it to The Get to Know Your Neighbour Festival on June 16th. Additionally, The Town partnered with The Wheatland Historical Society and raised funds for the can through a historical walking tour. WCS is extremely grateful to have the support of the staff and Town Council. This June community spirit was embodied by those who helped organize and participate in these wonderful fundraising  activities.

May 2018 – Cream Can record broken by Getz, Collins & Asscociates
For the past two years our Cream Can has been hosted by a different local business each month. We are very excited to announce that $2615.00 was raised/donated by Getz, Collins & Associates in May of 2018 giving the Cream Can a new record to beat! Four businesses are left for the 2017/2018 road trip and the competition to win is heating up! If you would like to host the Cream Can in the 2018/2019 year please contact Carly at wcs.rsw1@wcsab.ca for details or to sign up.

 

Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

2018 – 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 to our clients?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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