From Poverty to Possibility
Without the basic necessities, life becomes a struggle to survive. We invest in programs and initiatives that get homeless youth off the streets for good, help the under-employed or unemployed find jobs that match their skills, and give those who are struggling employment opportunities and a sense of belonging to their community.
2018 Community Partners
COUNTY FCSS- UNITED WAY EMERGENCY FUND
10001 100 Ave #104, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V2
Through a partnership with the Province of Alberta, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) offers programs and services that allow residents to develop their interests and to contribute to the well-being of their families and communities. The County’s FCSS Department works closely with affiliated FCSS offices in the City of Grande Prairie, the towns of Sexsmith and Beaverlodge, the Village of Hythe and the M.D. of Greenview. It provides services like Home Support Program, Community School Liaison Program and Playschool Program.
2018 Allocation: $15,000
GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOLS SNACK PROGRAM
9902 - 101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2P4
Every day in Grande Prairie, children and youth go hungry while in school. Since February 2003, the Grande Prairie Schools Snack Program has recognized the need for nutritious snacks to alleviate hunger and educate children about healthy lifestyle choices. Monday through Friday, The Snack Program currently provides a nutritious breakfast, fresh fruit snack and emergency lunches to 4 schools; St. Clement, St. Patrick, St. John Bosco and St. Joseph High School, reaching out to close to 1400 students. The Foundation oversees the operation of this Snack Program.
2018 Allocation: $5,000
MEALS ON WHEELS (GRANDE PRAIRIE & AREA COUNCIL ON AGING)
101- 10127-121 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 7V3
Serving the community since 1972, Meals on Wheels is a non-profit community service that delivers hot, nutritious meals to the client's door. We help Grande Prairie seniors, disabled, convalescent (due to surgery or illness), or those who lack the strength or motivation to prepare adequate meals for themselves.
2018 Allocation: $12,000
GRANDE PRAIRIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT - EDUCATION FOUNDATION
10127 - 120 Avenue , Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H8
The Education Foundation was founded in 1991 to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Grande Prairie Public School District #2357. It was designed to complement basic education services in the city's public schools. Foundation members work towards providing resources in areas that are not funded through government allocations to school boards. The Board of Directors, together with the many contributors have been able to enhance the educational experience for students.
2018 Allocation: $15,000
Phone: 780-532-4491 Ext. 1006
MANNING FOOD BANK
202, 112- 2Ave SW, Manning , AB T0H 2M0
Manning Food Bank provides emergency food bank for marginalized families, individuals and seniors who are underemployed, unemployed or in need with the Community of Manning and Surrounding area.
2018 Allocation: $2,500
SMOKY RIVER FCSS
1 Central Avenue Southwest, Falher, Alberta, T0H 1M0
Smoky River F.C.S.S. is a partnership between the provincial government and the five municipalities in our region, that plans and hosts events for all ages. McLennan Office By Appointment Only- In Town Office. Our mandate is to develop locally driven preventative social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
2018 Allocation: $2,000
PEACE RIVER COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
9709 - 98 Avenue, Peace River, AB, T8S 1J3
Right now, a significant percentage of our community live below the poverty line. While a booming economy is good for most of us, for some the increased costs for housing, etc., consumes most of their budget. Many people - including seniors, single parents, low income, single income and minimum wage families struggle to meet their daily needs of shelter, food and clothing.
The Soup Kitchen is an effective program which helps take some of the burden off of these individuals. A few free meals per week can make a world of difference to those who use our service.
2018 Allocation: $4,000