Vote for the New École Agnes Davidson School Community Playground in Lethbridge

lethbridge-playgroundVote for the new École Agnes Davidson School Community Playground to ensure the Aviva grant is directed to help kids in Lethbridge play and thrive. It is imperative that the community rallies behind this project and votes online, as only the most popular online voted 30 proposals receive funding. Every year Aviva Canada provides $1 million to create positive change in the community through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online funding competition. This year there are 454 project entries, and this is the only one from the Lethbridge area. The $1 million grant is divided between the top 30 projects, based on votes from the website. These finalists are reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel of judges who choose the winning ideas. The grand prize winners will receive up to $100,000 for their charitable project. Voting starts October 11 and ends October 28, so it is imperative that people don’t delay. Start voting, share and encourage friends and family to do the same.

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Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge Kickstarts its Winter Essentials Donation Drive on October 11

streets-aliveWith the first snow this morning there is a familiar need to warm the heads, hearts and hands of those less fortunate in Lethbridge. Streets Alive Mission is kickstarting their winter essentials clothing drive today, seeking new or gently used coats/jackets, gloves, toques, scarves and boots. Items can be donated at the Streets Alive Mission, 323 4 St S, Lethbridge. Alternatively cash donations are always welcome. A $50 cash gift can go a long way with the help of our partner organisations. To donate please visit streetsalive.ca and click on the ‘Donate’ tab for secure online donation options, or drop a cheque or cash off at the Mission’s downtown location.  Streets Alive Mission is dedicated to bringing hope to those who have none, by building relationships with the disenfranchised, through a variety of volunteer driven programs.

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Streets Alive Mission Hosts Summer Wing Ding 2016 Fundraiser in Lethbridge

LethbridgeCountry 95’s Brent “Brooksie” Brooks is sure to bring the fun as emcee at the Summer Wing Ding 2016 fundraiser. On July 19th, everyone is invited to join in the fantastic evening of food, friends, and fun, complete with dinner, dessert, and lively entertainment, all in support of Streets Alive Mission. Get in quick, this event is always a sell out due to the 200 seat limit, and tickets must be bought in advance. Ken Kissick, co-founder of Streets Alive Mission says, “Wing Ding is an event to connect people passionate about making a difference in our community with the life changing programs offered through Streets Alive Mission.”The Wing Ding is Streets Alive Mission’s main fundraising event for the summer. There will be a number of ways to contribute to the life-recovery services, offered at no-charge, to the people served at the Mission:

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Gaming Funds for Nonprofits – Free Webinar Series | February 11 & March 3

webinarThe Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is offering a free, two-part webinar series about the use of gaming funds for nonprofits in Alberta. Both webinars feature a live question and answer period. This series was designed to create awareness and provide information about the process and requirements of charitable gaming in Alberta. The webinar series will be facilitated by Volunteer Alberta and feature a speaker from the Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN) Program. The presentations will cover topics of interest to the non-profit sector as identified in the survey conducted by Volunteer Alberta in May of 2015. Gain a better understanding of how AGLC and gaming proceeds can benefit your organization in the upcoming sessions: the first on February 11 and the second on March 3. Registration is free. 

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Family Centre & McDonald’s Restaurants Annual Charity Gala and Auction | Lethbridge | March 17, 2016

Family-CentreWe support the community. Every year we ask the community to support us. Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital. The House has grown and changed since opening and the purpose remains the same – keeping families together in a compassionate and comfortable, home-like atmosphere. Family Centre believes that healthy children and healthy families mean healthy communities. Our shared purpose has created a strong partnership between Lethbridge McDonald’s Restaurants and Family Centre. Together we launch the McHappy season through an annual Charity Gala and Auction and top it off with McHappy Day in May. 80% of the Gala proceeds go to Family Centre and 20% go to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

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