Support the Streets Alive Mission Summer Wing Ding 2017 Fundraiser on July 18
Have a Wing Ding of a good time while supporting essential life-recovery programs at Streets Alive Mission, and help bring HOPE to those in need. On Tuesday, July 18th, everyone is invited to join in the fantastic evening of food, friends, and fun, complete with dinner, dessert, auction, and lively entertainment, all in support of Streets Alive Mission. Get in quick, as the Summer Wing Ding usually sells out, and tickets must be bought in advance.
Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Awards by September 15
The search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations open for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. Across the province, thousands of volunteers give generously of their time and talents to help make life better for others. We have all in some way benefited from the impact of the work of volunteers in our communities. If you have experienced the fun at a local festival or community event, have taken part in local minor sports, or watched the action at the neighbourhood arena, then your life has been touched by a volunteer.
Streets Alive Mission Launches Men’s Clothing Drive in Lethbridge
Streets Alive Mission are in desperate need and are asking the Lethbridge community to support their PIN Bank with Men’s Clothing donations. Currently there is little to no stock on the shelves. People living on the street have no place to keep a second set of clothes or a place to do laundry. The P.I.N. (People In Need) Bank acts as a closet for these people. The P.I.N. Bank is the workhorse of the Mission. Acting as the closet for the street population, it provides, free of charge, the things that people require for basic survival, employment, or setting up a new household. The result is that once a week (more often in bad weather) they are able to come and get clean clothes in exchange for the clothes they are wearing. Those clothes are laundered and re-enter the bank.
Walkers, Community Groups, and Businesses Start Their Mission For Lethbridge’s ‘Coldest Night Of The Year’
Streets Alive Mission is encouraging Lethbridge residents, community groups and businesses to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for ‘The Coldest Night of the Year’ taking place this year on February 25. This is a family-friendly winter fundraising event for Lethbridge’s hungry, hurting and less-fortunate. Walkers and teams from local businesses, churches, and other community groups are encouraged to sign up now to start gaining support to help reach their fundraising goal. This is Streets Alive Mission’s sixth year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they are aiming to raise $40,000 to aid their work with the less-fortunate in Lethbridge. An expected 200 walkers on 40 teams, including staff, friends of Streets Alive Mission, and local businesses are expected to participate in this charity walk to brave the cold winter’s night.
Streets Alive Mission Delivers Christmas “Goodie Bags of Love” in Lethbridge
Local Lethbridge businesses shared the true spirit of Christmas by donating items and stuffing 400 “Goodie Bags of Love” for people in need this holiday season. On December 14th, 25 volunteers from Zero Gravity Cranes & Rigging Inc., My Automotive, Lealta Building Supplies, Russell Grain & Cattle, Lone Pine Embroidery, and Sun Dental Group donated the “goodies” and gave back to the community by volunteering their time to assemble 400 Christmas goodie bags for Streets Alive Mission clients. Hayley Feter from Zero Gravity Cranes & Rigging Inc. says, “Each year we try and find an organization here in town that inspires us. A while back I had a chance to volunteer on the Streets Alive bus and it sparked my interest in Streets Alive. This organization is inspiring, important to our community and the work they do is so incredibly hard.” She added, “ We want to give back to this community and this organization that works tirelessly behind the scenes.”