Category Archive: Opportunities to give

#TBT With Foster Park Brokers’ #H4AN Team!

We are always happy to see new faces out at Homeless for a Night every year, but there’s something extra special about seeing people come back year after year. The Foster Park Brokers’… Continue reading

Guest Post: The Power of YESS

I recently took a tour of YESS’ facilities. Being a complete outsider with only a very broad idea of what Youth Empowerment & Support Services stands for, I went in expecting to be… Continue reading

Give Hope: Brandon’s Story

When I was three years old, Children’s Services removed me from my home due to my parents’ addiction issues. I was placed directly in a group home for toddlers, until a foster home… Continue reading

Give Health: Amanda’s Story

I was born in Regina, though I spent most of my life moving around Alberta and Saskatchewan. I grew up surrounded by violence and addiction. My mom would try to stay sober, but… Continue reading

Gifts In-Kind  – Where do your donations end up?

Giving back is simple. It starts with a decision to just lend a helping hand to someone in need. Maybe you saw a story on the news saying that a local charity was… Continue reading

A Girl on a Mission – to Help YESS!

Ava-Lynn Carruthers is a 6-year-old with a passion for helping YESS. She thinks no one should be homeless, especially not kids. Ava has a heart of gold and has helped us at a… Continue reading

Getting Our Youth Where They Need to Go

One summer day, a girl—we’ll call her  Susan—and her friend were excited to go to the Eskimos game they had won tickets to. Not wanting to worry about having to find parking at Commonwealth… Continue reading

YESS Heads to the Links!

On September 3, YESS hosted our 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic with almost 140 golfers and a crew of volunteers and staff at The Links in Spruce Grove. A chilly morning turned into… Continue reading

Mealshare Brings Local Restaurants Together for YESS

Mealshare is an organization with a simple goal: buy one meal, give one meal. Founded by Andrew Hall and Jeremy Bryant in 2013, Mealshare has grown to share partnerships and serve communities across… Continue reading

The Misunderstood Difference between Sponsorship and Donations

Sponsorships and donations are tricky; on the surface they look very similar and without a deeper understanding of them you won’t know the difference. The two could not be more different but both… Continue reading

Employees at Foster Park Brokers Take on Homeless For A Night…AGAIN!

  In 2014, Foster Park Brokers’ team, FPB Homies, raised $4,932 in pledges for Homeless for a Night, surpassing their fundraising goal of $4,000! This year they are at it again! We are… Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes Recycles for Youth

by: Bailey Tomchuk, Sherlock Holmes Hospitality Group The Sherlock Holmes Hospitality Group has been part of the Edmonton community since 1985. As long standing partners in this great community, a community we value deeply,… Continue reading

Kindness that makes us blush

It takes a community to raise a child, plain and simple. Here at YESS we can provide many things – shelter, guidance, resources and safety, but we can never do it alone. We… Continue reading

Give Smart!

Want to support YESS and save taxes?  We have an idea!  As stocks (or mutual funds) go up in value there are decisions to be made – do I sell that stock now… Continue reading

3 easy ways to support our kids this spring

Have you ever felt like a tiny fish lost in a big, big pond? In our vast, complicated world, it’s easy to wonder if we’re really making an impact. But consider this: there’s… Continue reading

How 4000 burgers will help save lives

This month the Edmonton community is on a quest to turn 4000 burgers into opportunities for at-risk youth. During the month of March Delux Burger Bar is donating $1 from every “Bill’s BBQ… Continue reading

How your employer supports volunteering

Taken from the Imagine Canada “Giving and Volunteering in Alberta” report. More than six in ten (61%) Albertan volunteers with an employer reported that they received some form of employer support for their volunteering… Continue reading