I have always had a pay it forward mentality. In the past I held incentives to help give back to those that have so graciously helped many others with no expectations in return. Every year I will be putting together incentives for different charities. Here are some of the ways we have given back:
This year we have expanded and have partnered with Higher Ground, a newly established non-profit organization. Money from every session with us, we give money to Higher Ground to help fund meals, supplies, clothing, and hygiene products for those in need. Weekly Higher Ground goes out to distribute the items they have alongside food.
For the year of 2021 I have partnered with Sound Sugar Radio, and Origin Road for Incentives that help give back while reaching a much broader spectrum of people. Here's some of what we have done recently!
June to December - Distribution of meals to the unhoused population of Edmonton. We helped hand out over 400 meals by foot, Raised $945 for 36 Backpacks of clothing, hygiene products, food, watches, notebooks, pens and pencils, first aid supplies, and many other items.
June - Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta - Stay Tuned for more info
May - Multiple Sclerosis - Truth or Dare - We had Radio Show hosts, visitors and friends pop in and dare the hosts to do things. We had a blast and in 3 hours we raised $291.33
April - Autism Canada - 24 hour Radio-A-Thon where we got $853.03 in donations! Amazing!
March - Terra Center - Collected items to support the needs of the single young moms and their children.
February - Heart and Stroke Foundation - With a last minute plan we gathered Bottle donations and a percentage of sessions booked. We Raised over $235.65
By auctioning off a session with Whispering Valley Photography I was part of the many Auction Items that helped raise $5300 for a Cancer Patient that didn't have Critical Illness insurance. This helped her pay her rent and get food on her table.
We also contributed to $1100 being raised for a wonderful lady to make lasting memories for her and her family before her health condition gets worse. If you can please go to https://gofund.me/3c19e6fa to donate to a wonderful lady whom has given so much to the Edmonton Community.
H.E.A.R.T.S was a place to which offered 15 clothing items per family member, a box of food, a box of personal hygiene items, a pair of shoes, a snow suit per person, and a box of household goods. all for the amazing donation of $5 if you could afford it. When their doors closed many people suffered. I am grateful that I was able to contribute to them.
CURRENT FUNDS HELPED RAISE: $10,493.50 *
HELPED DISTRIBUTE: 1179 Meals *
*Stats as of May 2022