Instead of stressing over:
Giving is surprisingly easy and important!
Marie McClennan, Associate Director at Streets Alive Mission, shares how important Christmas giving is to the Mission.
“Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year and Streets Alive Mission is so blessed by so many who want to help our clients particularly during the holiday season. Donations of food, warm clothes and coats are so important.
“Equally important are the financial donations we receive this time of year. We receive over 60% of our programming budget needs during the Christmas season. That is money we can use to budget for programming that meets the needs of our clients for the coming year.
Streets Alive Mission is struggling to meet the unprecedented growth we are experiencing and every gift makes an amazing impact.”
This year the holiday season offers a unique opportunity for you to take an alternative approach to gift giving. You can help raise funds and support for Streets Alive Mission.
More than just giving, you can invite and challenge others to give with you.
You can easily and quickly set up your own fundraiser through the CanadaHelps secure online fundraising system to launch anytime in December! We’ve provided details for you to get started with, but you can get creative with your own ideas as well. We’ll give you the resources to make running your fundraiser fun and easy!
Then, share your Streets’ Angels page with your friends and family on social media and email throughout the Christmas Season!
Marie, and the staff at the Mission, want you to know how important your group donations are!
“Foregoing that $3 coffee today means that tonight someone in need can have a meal. It’s that simple.
Now imagine if you could ask friends and colleagues to join you in forgoing that coffee…. maybe together you could feed 10 people, maybe 20… maybe more!
For the second year, Streets Alive Mission is encouraging the community to get involved with this holiday peer to peer giving fundraiser – Streets’ Angels. It is such a simple but easy way to be involved. Our clients are depending on your support.”
You and your coworkers or fellow students can donate the money you would have spent on Secret Santa Gifts to the Mission, saving time and effort, while making a real difference for real people right here in Lethbridge.
Set goals for donations collected instead of setting spending caps, and invite the participants to have their friends and family donate, too.
You and your friends or family can give in honour of each other, rather than spending the time and money on unwanted or silly gifts!
Set goals for inviting others to give with you.
Instead of setting a spending cap, encourage even your young people to collect change or raise funds in creative ways to add to the team!
Shine a light on Streets Alive Mission, and lead other business owners to donate to a cause your organization cares about.
Donate on behalf of the business contacts you would normally give these gifts to, and invite other groups to do the same.
Set goals for the number of businesses you can challenge, or for getting other companies to match your donations.
It’s completely free to set-up a Streets’ Angels fundraiser on the CanadaHelps secure system.
Plus, we’ll make it as easy as possible for you to get set-up and running.
We provide graphics and text to use right on the fundraiser setup pages.
A few quick customizations, and you’re fundraising!
Streets’ Angels Fundraiser Setup Page on CanadaHelps
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an information package if needed!
Contact Marie at 403-320-1159 or email@example.com for money or donation specific questions.
On behalf of our clients and those in need in Lethbridge,
we offer a HUGE Thank You for your willingness to partner with us in this way.
Your funds will go directly toward life-recovery programs for people in our community.