Awareness. Advocacy. Support.
As part of our commitment to “take care of our world”, and particularly giving back to our community, we wanted to find a way to make a difference. While we have been involved with the Children’s Miracle Network and Realtor’s Community Foundation of Edmonton for years and adore both groups, we realized that we needed to broaden the scope and that there were too many incredible groups in our city to narrow our support to just one or two. Thus, the #charityspotlight was born – a program that works with a local charities for a 3 month period, raising awareness about their programs/services and the people that they help.
We are believers in being blessed to be a blessing and our goal is to connect more people in our city to causes and charities that they may not have known about. We want to encourage Edmontonians to get even more involved in making a difference and to help them find organizations to volunteer with or donate to that fit with their passions.
“If you want to change the world, start at home”
Current Charity Spotlight:
Youth Empowerment & Support Services
Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24.
They focus on working collaboratively with their youth-supporting partners on prevention and diversion out of homelessness. And ultimately, YESS aims to walk beside traumatized youth as they heal through relationships.