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Friday, September 30, 2005
Event scores $90,000
FUNDRAISING - Kelly Hrudey's third annual Let's Talk Hockey on Sept. 24 raised approximately $90,000 for the PREP program this year.
The PREP program is a school and resource centre serving individuals with Down syndrome, their families and educators.
Guests of the fundraiser were treated to a night of food, drink and discussion with Hrudey, a CBC Hockey Night in Canada analyst. The event raised $10,000 more than the goal set for the event.
Students pitch in for homeless
MUSTARD SEED - Homeless people in Calgary might be a little better off now that Katherine and Elizabeth Clarke have started fundraising for them as part of a school project. The two Grade 11 students want to help the situation by selling homemade goodies. If you would like to donate, please contact the Mustard Seed by calling 269-1319 or mail a cheque to: 102-11 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alta., T2G 0X5.
Jugo Juice helps cancer fight
FUNDRAISING - Kids' cancer charities across the country will receive a $6,000 boost thanks to health conscious Canadians who donated $1 from every Jugo Juice smoothie purchased for the cause.
The Kids Cancer Care Foundation benefited from the second annual Jugo Day.
KPMG donates volunteer time
VOLUNTEERING - Employees of KPMG have been given a mandate to donate one day of their work with Volunteer Canada by Oct. 14 to charities in various communities.
On Sept. 21, more than 160 staff members donated a full day of volunteer time to YMCA's Camp Chief Hector. This initiative is part of a national KPMG Volunteers program supporting worthwhile charities across Canada.
In aid of missing children
FUNDRAISING - The Missing Children Society of Canada will be canvassing until Dec. 15 to raise funds. Armed with reflective stickers, receipt books, holiday ornaments and brochures, representatives will also offer tips for safe Halloween adventures. If you are interested in canvassing for the campaign, visit www.mcsc.ca/jobs or call 291-0705.
Joey's Only fishes for donations
alzheimer's - Joey's Only is teaming up with the Alzheimer Society of Canada with the Fat Fish program.
After purchasing the $1 yellow, paper Fat Fish, patrons will receive $1 off any entree at Joey's restaurants and the fish is then displayed on the wall of the eatery. In conjunction with World Alzheimer's Day on Sept. 21, where patrons put the cost of their coffee towards the pockets of dementia support programs and services. Since 2000, Joey's Only has raised more than $500,000 for national and local Alzheimer's chapters.
fundraising - Calgary Corporate Challenge has finished its most successful year of competitive athletic efforts for charity to date. With a goal of $350,000, the total came in at $390,000. After 16 days of competing in 21 events, more than 20,000 people took part in the games. Major recipients of the funds were the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut, Canadian Blood Services, Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. More than five truckloads of sporting equipment was donated to less fortunate kids and KidSport received $6,000 through the CCC Winter Events.
one by one
Pet Sympathy - Animals abandoned after hurricane Katrina are being brought to Calgary in hopes of offering a new lease on life. 1atatime Rescue, a Canadian agency is working with Pet Planet, an Alberta company to find homes for the animals. Pet Planet has offered to house the dogs at a new Resort Day Spa at no charge until each one finds a home. If you want to donate to the cause, go to any TD Bank or Canada Trust and donate under "Rick Williams in Trust for 1atatime Rescue." The dogs also need: spay/neuter surgery, airline approved crates for transport, blankets and towels, dog beds, food and treats, leashes and collars, dog toys, heartworm tests and treatments. Donations of the needed products can be made at any Pet Planet location.
for a cure
fundraising - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is holding the inaugural Light the Night Walk, a North America-wide event to celebrate and commemorate people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Starting at Eau Claire Market on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m., participants will walk along a route carrying illuminated balloons, white for survivors and red for supporters. More than 650 people and 50 teams are expected to participate. For more information, call The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada at 263-5300 or visit www.lightthenight.org/wes
Heaping helping of donations
FOOD BANK - More than $500,000 worth of food or about 125,000 kilograms was donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank at Calgary's largest food drive ever on Sept. 10. The drive was organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to honour the province's centennial. Despite pouring rain and gusting winds, between 6,000 and 8,000 church members went door-to-door Saturday to pick up donations left on the doorstep by generous Calgarians.
Food by the busload
FUNDRAISING - The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank wants to see if donations on Oct. 1 at Calgary Co-ops will be able to fill a Calgary Transit bus. Stuff-a-Bus will be run by volunteers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year, generous Calgarians donated about $50,000 in cash and groceries during the Stuff-a-Bus campaign. In 2004, over 106,000 Calgarians went to the Food Bank for Emergency food hampers -- 42% were children.
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