11 Local Edmonton Non-Profit Organizations to Support This Holiday Season

The holidays will look a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Flights may be cancelled, tables will be emptier, and the big family gatherings that we are used to attending will be replaced with smaller indoor events or avoided altogether. 

 

Even though it has been an extremely tough year for many of us, practicing gratitude is more important than ever. 

 

This year, I am extremely grateful for my family, my support system, and every single one of my clients who have trusted me to help them buy and sell properties during this difficult time. 

 

I am also thankful for the countless non-profit organizations and charities in Edmonton that are working around the clock to ensure that individuals in our city get the support they need and deserve. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many non-profit organizations and charities in Edmonton are struggling to support our city’s most vulnerable. Let’s show how thankful we are for these essential organizations by supporting them over the holidays. 

Below, I’ve listed 11 Edmonton-based organizations that could use our help this holiday season.

 

1. Canadian Mental Health Association (Edmonton Region)

CMHA Edmonton provides Edmontonians with access to mental health resources such as the 24-hour Distress Line, suicide support services, housing programs, and peer support services.

 

2. Edmonton’s Holiday Hamper Program

Edmonton’s Holiday hamper Program provides festive meals and gifts to families who may be struggling to celebrate the holiday season. 

 

3. Boyle Street Community Services

Boyle Street Community Services provides community supports for our city’s most vulnerable populations, offering over 40 different programs and services to homeless individuals in Edmonton. 

 

4. WIN House 

WIN House gives women and children of all ages and cultures a safe place to flee from domestic abuse and violence.

 

5. iHuman Youth Society 

iHuman Youth Society provides programs and services to marginalized youth in Edmonton who has been impacted by poverty, intergenerational trauma, addiction, mental health, abuse, racism, discrimination, and exploitation.

 

6. Momentum Walk-In Counselling

Momentum is a mental health counselling agency located in Edmonton that supports clients who would otherwise be unable to access counselling because of long waitlists or financial barriers. 

 

7. Edmonton’s Food Bank 

Edmonton’s Food Bank provides nutritious food, free of charge, to people in need in our community while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.

 

8. Edmonton Centre for Race and Culture 

The Centre for Race and Culture works within the community to advocate and support individual, social, and systemic change to address racism and discrimination in Edmonton and beyond. 

 

9. Caregivers Alberta

Caregiver’s Alberta improves the lives of Alberta’s caregivers by providing group and one-on-one support that helps them connect with others, navigate the system, and look after themselves while providing care.

 

10. Edmonton Meals on Wheels 

Edmonton Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals and groceries to individuals in our community who need help, especially those who are housebound. 

 

11. Realtors Community Foundation

I am also a Governor and volunteer on the Realtor’s Community Foundation which raises money for local charities under the realms of Hunger, Shelter, and Accessibility.  We support most of these listed above and dozens of others.  I donate money for every home I help someone buy or sell, as well as countless hours raising money and volunteering.   

Do you need to buy or sell a home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Contact Jeneen by phone: (780) 904-4240 or by email: jeneens@remax.net.

Hi, I’m Jeneen Marchant!

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Home ownership is a beautiful thing and I love seeing my buyers happily opening the door to their new home on possession day. I also get great satisfaction from helping my sellers get the best price possible for their home when it is time to move on to another property.