Since 2015, we have been donating a portion of money raised during our annual employee Christmas raffle to YESS to help support their programs. YESS is a non-profit organization that is relentlessly dedicated to shaping the future of Edmonton by supporting youth facing difficult realities. The society provides youth (16-18 years) with shelter, safety, and hope during difficult times. They also offer ongoing support programs and individual guidance that helps them heal from traumatic experiences and rebuild lives. www.yess.org
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta has provided at least a single night’s stay for more than 19,000 families since opening. The 42,000 square foot RMHCNA features 32 private family suites to help reduce emotional stress and financial burdens for families coming to Edmonton to seek treatment for their sick child. RMHCNA provides meals, shuttle rides to and from the hospital, and access to education and recreation programs to provide normalcy and alleviate stress for families. www.rmhccanada.ca
Volunteers from Always Plumbing worked a booth at Walmart in St. Albert, and spent the day speaking with customers as they entered the store by promoting the St. Albert Food Bank.
In our 8 hours of volunteering, through community donations and Always Plumbing’s promise to match these donations, we raised a combined total of 1500 pounds of food and $1500 dollars!