Winter Meeting Recap – 100 Men YEG


January 30, 2017

Less than a week ago 100 Men YEG members met to hear from three deserving charities.
If you didn’t get an opportunity to attend, you can still donate your $100 via this link: http://100menyeg.com/donate/ It’s never too late, and if everyone who has committed to this quarterly donation follows through, the impact will be even better!

So on with it, what happened?

Returning Recipient

First, Pilgrims Hospice Society came back and told us how they allocated the $10K they received from us at our last meeting.

Please read the thank you letter we received HERE

Compassion for the Journey, Support for Families
Our mission: Pilgrims Hospice Society provides supportive and compassionate family-centered care to enhance the quality and dignity of life for those diagnosed with a progressive life threatening illness, as well as solace to those who are bereaved.

Our programs and services are designed to support a total care model that focuses on psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing, as well as physical symptoms, until natural death occurs.

Care for caregivers is an extremely important aspect of Hospice services, as many families struggle with enormous burdens when one of their own faces serious illness. That care extends to families beyond death, as they experience bereavement of their loved one. Grief support is available for children, teens, adults and whole families.

www.pilgrimshospice.com

PRESENTING CHARITIES

Edmonton Down Syndrome Society

What the EDSS is about:
We provide opportunities and experiences for people with Down syndrome (Ds) to learn, grow and strive for their individual potential in their home, school and community life.

Our society supports individuals born with Ds and their families in Alberta from Red Deer north, including Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Bonnyville and Fort McMurray.

Our mission is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families by providing information and support, facilitating services, and promoting inclusion through public awareness and advocacy, in collaboration with community partners.

http://www.edss.ca/

Inclusion Alberta

Inclusion Alberta (formerly Alberta Association for Community Living) is a family based, non-profit federation that has been advocating, on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, for over 60 years. The dreams parents have for their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities are no less than the dreams they and other parents share for their children without disabilities, to: have every opportunity for a career, make a contribution, earn an income and be valued as community members. As an advocacy organization, we support, at any given time over 120 families and individuals in their desire to be fully included in community life.

http://inclusionalberta.org/

Meals on Wheels Edmonton

Edmonton Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers to provide nutritious meals and related programs which promote health, well-being and independence for our clients. We produce and package hundreds of meals in our commercial kitchen each day, which are delivered to clients by a team of caring volunteers. While the nutritious meals are important, it’s the social interaction between our clients and volunteers that can prove to be just as vital. We pride ourselves in being able to say we feed both body and soul.

http://mealsonwheelsedmonton.org/

Recipient of the Night
The charity that was the chosen recipient of the night by the members on hand was, the Edmonton Downs Syndrome Society. EDSS have many support programs for those with Down Syndrome but also for family members who are looking after children with Downs. After hearing a story of one family’s issues directly related to these challenges of caring for a child with Downs Syndrome we knew that EDSS makes a difference. The $10K + given to Edmonton Downs Syndrome Society will make a Big Impact. The chuckle of the presentation came when it was mentioned why couldn’t the Doctor who discovered this disorder have been called Dr. Up versus Dr. Down…….

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