Sharing The Wealth
During this time of year when we are truly gifted to be able to enjoy such fine food, warmth, laughter and company, Spectrum 2016 also recognizes that there are many who are not able to share in our joy and in the wonders of events such as what we are having tonight. With that in mind, several charities have been considered and supported in tonights event. Please, if you are able, do give even a small amount to these charities and help support those who are not able to treasure the amazing opportunities and affluent wonders that we are able to.
The charities this year are:
By way of The Imperial Sovereign Court of The Wild Rose:
The Edmonton Pride Center
The Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS)
Spectrum 2016 is also supporting:
The Edmonton Food Bank (Donations accepted at the door)
We hope to be able to provide some support to all of these extremely well deserving charities.
Please, give if you can.
The Pride Centre of Edmonton
Providing a non-judgmental, welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities/ expressions can be themselves, find support, meet new people and be part of a caring community. They offer support, resources, peer groups, social events and educational seminars. Services are available to members of the LGBTQ+ community, their families, friends and the broader community of all ages.
Youth Empowerment & Support Services
YESS is a non-profit organization that is relentlessly dedicated to shaping the future of Edmonton by supporting youth facing difficult realities. Over the years, thousands of kids have come through their door. It all started in 1978 when a group of concerned individuals established the Youth Emergency Shelter Society in response to a gap in our social services system which was devoid of services for homeless children between the age of 16 and 18. In addition to providing emergency shelter, we also offer youth ongoing support programs and individual guidance through a non-judgmental, relationship-based approach that allows them to heal from traumatic experiences and rebuild their lives
The Imperial Soverign Court of the Wild Rose
is running the coat check by donation, all proceeds going to these two charitable organizations.
Edmonton Food Bank
Each month, more than 15,000 people receive food hampers from Edmonton’s Food Bank. The Food Bank also distributes food to more than 410,000 meals and snacks each month through more than 210 agencies, with which they are affiliated. Approximately 40% of clients served are children under 18.