August 28, 2017
You’re invited to join Calgary Co-op for Fuel Good Day! On Tuesday, September 19, Calgary Co-op will donate 5¢ per litre of gas or diesel purchased from our gas bars.
And you get to choose who receives the funds!
From now until September 19, visit the voting page to vote for the community organization you’d like to receive the donation.
After the votes are tallied, each organization will receive the percentage of the donation that corresponds with the percentage of votes they receive.
This is your chance to support your community, simply by filling your tank with fuel.
Below are the organizations Calgary Co-op will be supporting for this year’s Fuel Good Day. Be sure to place your vote at (voting site), then fill up at your local Calgary Co-op gas bar on September 19.
Please note: Funds raised at Calgary locations will be distributed based on the percentage of votes they receive. Funds raised in Airdrie, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore will be distributed to a pre-selected organization within each community.
Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids
Kids who receive lunch are able to focus and learn in class, and able to participate in physical activities. They are aware of their surroundings, and able to make friends and participate in their communities. When kids aren’t hungry, they can build self-confidence and grow in all sorts of healthy ways.
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) works to ensure that healthy lunches are provided to students who would otherwise go hungry. Over 3,200 lunches are made and delivered each school day to Calgary schools. Nearly every lunch is made and delivered by a volunteer, with more than 600 people giving time each week. BB4CK receives financial support from generous individuals, groups and companies in our community, working together to ensure there are no hungry children in Calgary.
BB4CK is focused on not only feeding kids healthy lunches, but on empowering the community to make a difference and create their own impact. Everyone can take action to make the world a better place for all of us.
Our Mission: Connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids.
Our Vision: Communities that make sure all kids are fed.
Canadian Legacy Project
Canadian Legacy Project is a Calgary based charity working throughout Canada. We are one of the few organizations which is run by volunteers, which allows the dollars raised to go directly to Canadian military veterans in need. While operating a registered Canadian charity has some accounting and legal expense; 95% of the dollars we raise go to supporting veterans in need.
Canadian Legacy Project’s key initiatives are the Annual Veterans Food Drive, The Field of Crosses Project, the employment initiative Forces@WORK, our VetFit Program, Homes For Heroes - a Veterans Transitional Housing Initiative, a number of programs supporting PTSD service dogs, and multiple education programs geared towards our youth. Further information on the Canadian Legacy Project and our programs can be found at www.canadianlegacy.org
Building brighter futures for children and families in need
CUPS provides integrated housing, healthcare and education programs to low-income Calgarians to help people in crisis reach their full potential and work towards self-sufficiency. Our wrap-around care is tailored to the individual and when we work with families, we work with every member to ensure that more children can grow up healthy, educated and in loving homes. Our child development programs create resilience in children, aged three to six by delivering early interventions and education that addresses developmental delays and focuses on social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. And in order to ensure that a child’s life is stacked with positive experiences, CUPS also provides family development opportunities and parent education to the people who take care of them at home. CUPS has been walking alongside the city’s most vulnerable citizens for almost three decades and each year we are able to impact more lives with the support of people like you. On behalf of CUPS and the 10,000 individuals and families we serve each year, thank you for helping Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens build a solid foundation for a happy, healthy life.
For more information on the work that we do, please visit www.cupscalgary.com
Helping Hands 4-H Multi Club - Airdrie
The Helping Hands 4-H Multi Club has been in existence since 1997. Our projects this year consist of Crafts and Leadership as well as other creative opportunities. Being a young small club, we are open to ideas and suggestions.
As with any 4-H club we hold our public speaking annually with quite a few of our speakers going on to the district and regional levels. Our achievement day and banquet are celebrated the end of our 4-H year, which will be in May.
With many different members we always have fresh ideas come to the club. We do community involvement activities, fund raising, as well as participate in district and regional activities.
We meet at least once a month for project and business meetings from October until the end of April.
If you would like more information or would like the opportunity to volunteer with tomorrow's leaders please contact Jacky Vang at 403-946-4261 or Tami Barnes at 403-946-0451. We look forward to hearing from you and our club looks forward to many more successful years!
Okotoks Food Bank Association
Okotoks Food Bank Association has been serving families in and around Okotoks since 1985. We are primarily volunteer run, governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a paid Executive Director.
Clients may self-refer for a Food Hamper 6 times per 12-month period. If further assistance is required we refer them to Okotoks Family Resource Centre, where they determine if additional food assistance is required. Clients may also access our Help Yourself Shelves to assist between Hampers or in some cases, instead of a Hamper. We initiated a Community Learning Garden this year to grow our own produce and provide learning opportunities for community members.
Individuals and families currently accessing our services include:
Our Food Hampers consist of fresh produce, eggs, margarine, frozen meat, non-perishable food items, bread, and milk cards. We also provide non-food, personal care and pet food as available.
We are a registered charity and provide donors with tax receipts.
The Salvation Army - High River
The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however we can. Through your donation you become a partner with us in restoring hope and dignity to those in need in our community. As the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army offers unprecedented support to those most in need in our community, providing food, clothing, support services, and resources that help people today and lead to a better tomorrow. We are currently experiencing an increase in need for our services in our community, as we have over 100 families per month visit us for assistance. Every dollar donated in High River, stays in our community to serve those in need. We are grateful for events such as the Co-op fuel-good day, which allow us to partner with our community in giving hope today.
Strathmore Store Front School
The Strathmore Store Front School provides a safe and caring alternative to a traditional educational setting. It is a place where students find strength, acceptance and hope in an educational setting that helps them be successful in school and connects them to school, family, and community.
The Strathmore Store Front School began on August 26, 1996 in a small downtown loft with one staff member and a total enrollment of nine students. It exists today to assist students whose needs cannot be met in a regular classroom. The program quickly outgrew its location and relocated to a Quonset at the rear of the Calgary Coop Gas bar, where it continued to expand. Finally in 2001, the school moved to its present location at 688 Westchester Road and now serves more than 160 students. This year the Store Front School is set to relocate once again to a larger building in downtown Strathmore.
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