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We’re Serving Holiday Spirit (And We Need Your Help)

Throughout the year, our staff and clients are focused on hard-won progress. Breaking down barriers is never easy, and overcoming trauma and other challenges is tiring. So, when the holiday season approaches, we like to take time for reflection, appreciation, and joy.

On December 14, we’ll be hosting a Christmas luncheon for anyone who is or has been a client in the past year. By preparing and serving a holiday feast for our clients, we remind them that we acknowledge, admire, and respect their efforts and progress. DECSA would not be the same without them, and we owe them our gratitude. This is just one way we can demonstrate how much our clients mean to us, and also allows us to sit down and simply enjoy fun, unstructured time with them outside the daily routine.

All the food for our luncheon is generously provided by Edmonton’s Food Bank, and it will be prepared and served by our staff. Still, we need help to obtain catering supplies, such as chafing (heating) dishes, serving utensils etc. Without these, the event cannot take place, so we’re reaching out to you—supporters, family, friends, neighbours, partners—to help us ensure our clients can enjoy a delicious holiday meal. For many of our clients, who live in low-income circumstances, this turkey dinner may be the only gift they are given this year. Help us make their holidays a little brighter.

If you’re interested in donating, please visit our campaign’s page, where you can see how much we’ve raised so far and contribute your own gift toward our goal. Remember that even if you can’t give at this time, we will still benefit from a share or two. Please share our campaign on your social media page, and tell all your friends!

We thank you for your generosity. We know you’ll help us serve some holiday spirit for those who need it most this season.

The Holidays are a time of celebration and reflection, especially for individuals facing barriers. Support our GoFundMe campaign so we can host, feed, and bring joy to our clients!

 

Event at Rexall Place? Park at DECSA!

Are you a fan of the Edmonton Oilers?

Would you like to support the important work done by the programs at DECSA?

Then grab your Oilers tickets and come on down to DECSA (11515 – 71 St), where you can park for only $5! We’re only a 10 minute walk from Rexall Place. We’re a community-based, non-profit charitable organization, so you can be sure your money is going somewhere good.

And if you’re a mega-fan of the Oilers, you can buy a Season Parking Pass for only $150! You can pay using cash, cheque or PayPal.

You also have the option of donating $150 to DECSA – the money will go towards our programs, and you’ll have purchased a Season Parking Pass for one of our clients! This is a fantastic way to support DECSA, while also giving a great gift to someone who will appreciate it.

If you would like more info on our event parking, or to purchase a Parking Pass for yourself or a client, please call 780-471-9649.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

For DECSA, giving means bringing positive change to our community. We strive to give every day by supporting individuals with barriers to employment and education.decsadollar - Copy

What does giving mean to you?

If you believe, like we do, that everybody can reach their full potential through acceptance and empowerment, then you might be interested in giving $3 to DECSA.

You might ask the question: what could we possibly do with $3?

The answer: until the end of June, every dollar donated will automatically enter us to win a $10,000 donation from CanadaHelps! 

All you have to do is visit our page on the Great Canadian Giving Challenge website, enter your donation amount, and go from there.

graphicforblogNo matter how much you give, your generosity will help support DECSA clients today and for many days to come.

Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/gcgc/84108 before June 30 to donate $3 and enter us to win $10,000.

Truly, every donation counts!