All over the news and social media we’re seeing the amazing resilience of Albertans and their willingness to support one another – donating their time, money, and space inside their own homes all to help evacuees of wildfires.

At BGCBigs, we are also trying to do whatever we can to support residents of Fort McMurray as they wait for news on their community.  Below is a little list we’ve complied (note, the fundraising ideas came directly from the kids in our programs).

RESOURCES

Kids of Fort McMurrary Evacuees Welcomed at all BGCBigs Clubs
Kids (between 6 and 17 years old) are welcome to spend time at our Clubs while they’re in Edmonton. We can’t imagine how stressful it must be for families; our Clubs are a place where their kids can just be kids for a couple hours and where they can get a healthy snack and dinner. Click here for a list of Club locations and hours (our McCauley Club is closest to the EXPO Centre).

Drop-In Counselling
For life’s challenges, there is NO-COST drop-in counselling services are in Edmonton. They offer individual, couple and family therapy and services include referrals to additional services that will support the change you desire. There are multiple locations throughout Edmonton with flexible days and times ready to serve you. Click here to learn more.

FUNDRAISING
All donations will be made either to the Red Cross or the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services.

McCauley Club Bake Sale
When: May 16, 2016
Where: Giovanni Caboto Park (or inside the Club depending on the weather)
Contact: Ian Amundson, Club Coordinator, 780.231.5154

Rundle Club Bottle Drive
When: May 10, 2016
Where: Rundle Community
Contact: Kere Lee-Clements, Club Coordinator, 780.822.2526

Tweddle & Rundle Clubs Geomeers Spring & Splash 5Km Walk
When: June 5, 2016
Contact: Brittney Hislop, Club Coordinator (Tweddle) 780.822.2561 OR Kera Lee-Clements, Club Coordinator (Rundle), 780.822.2526

Club Connect Bottle Drive
When: May 9, 2016
Where: Sakaw and Steinhauer communities
Contact: Nirmal Singh, Club Coordinator, 780.483.0383

Kinsmen Club After School Donation Site
When: M, T, W, F from 3 to 8pm, Thurs from 2 to 7pm.
Where: Kinsmen Club, 14803 88A Street
Contact: Todd Bosker, Club Coordinator, 780.822.2560
Notes: Kinsmen has agreed to be an after school hours donation site for the following schools – Evansdale, Cardinal Leger, St. Anne, St. Phillips, and Dickinsfield). Donations can be made at the Club.,

 

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