In 2013, Events Edmonton provide over $80,000 in support to various community groups and service clubs through partnerships and donations. We pride ourselves on supporting local, impactful, charitable organizations through monetary donations and partnerships. One of our core pillars is giving back to the community we live in and we are careful with the organizations we choose to support. We believe that the only way we can get better as a community is by supporting those who do so much to better our City.
Some of those great organizations include:
Without Hope Mission, our events wouldn’t be as clean and garbage free as they are. They have teams of incredible, friendly individuals who help maintain the clean up, especially at the Taste of Edmonton site. We provide an honorarium to their organization for all of their hard work and also provide additional donations through our “Donate a Ticket” program.
Hope Mission is truly tied to our beautiful City. Established in Edmonton in 1929 as a soup kitchen within Edmonton’s inner-city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression. They continue this great work today helping men, women and children in our community in a variety of ways.
To learn more, please visit Hope Mission’s website.
This relatively new non-profit group approached Events Edmonton prior to Taste of Edmonton 2013 with a vision and a goal for feeding the impoverished. Coming away impressed, the organization made a donation to Mealshare through our “Donate a Ticket” program and assisted in getting their message out to the community. As Mealshare is also a big supporter of Hope Mission, it was a natural fit for us.
Mealshare is a unique, Western Canadian non-profit startup that is doing it’s best to feed our community. Being an Alberta based charitable organization ourselves, we could certainly appreciate what this new non-profit group was trying to accomplish in our communities. Using the basic model of “buy one, give one”, guests can purchase a logoed meal from participating restaurants knowing that Mealshare will in turn purchase a meal for someone in need.
To learn more, please visit Mealshare’s website.
Youth Empowerment and Support Services
The energetic group at Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) helps us manage our “Taste of Beer” program at Taste of Edmonton. They work hard and have fun doing it! We provide them with an honorarium for their incredible work to support the extensive programs they provide to our City’s youth.
YESS is a relentlessly dedicated not-for-profit organization that shapes the future of Edmonton by supporting youth facing difficult realities. YESS offers distinct and invaluable services through a variety of channels that range from immediate emergency shelter to ongoing support programs and individual guidance.
To learn more, please visit YESS’s website.