I strongly believe in community and giving back.  Whether it’s through volunteering in various capacities, donating, fundraising or  providing training and development for volunteer leaders, and board development training for incoming or existing board members.    Devoting time and energy to these causes, actually improves my health and well being!   It feel’s great, such satisfaction. It also offers opportunity to connect to many people, provides a social outlet, and the best part…I get to share my skills, knowledge and abilities with others and learn from them too!  What a WIN-WIN!!!

Throughout the year I  also support many charities and non profits, such as Edmonton Food Bank: www.edmontonsfoodbank.com, Coats for Kids and Families: www.myunitedway.ca/coats-for-kids-families and Homeless Connect www.homewardtrust.ca/programs/homeless-connect.php,  just to name a few.   Did you know?  There are over 4,000 charities and non profits in the City of Edmonton, and approximately 8,000 in the Edmonton region. Each of them doing great work to make Edmonton a better place.

December 2nd is Giving Tuesday, a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.  Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word.  You can get involved in GivingTuesday in many ways, such as a charity, a company, an individual or family and community group or school.  To learn more about Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving,  visit www.givingtuesday.org.

Through your contributions, you are helping our Edmonton communities  Evolve, Engage and Elevate.