Archive for November, 2017

  • Today is #GivingTuesdayCA

    28 November 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off

    Please help support Abrigo in our quest to acquire 100 new chairs for the Life and Hope Group

    For most people, participation in Abrigo’s Life and Hope seniors program provides a welcome relief from the loneliness they often feel in an empty house or apartment. Being with peers in a comfortable and safe environment is appealing on many levels.

    Six years ago, the Life and Hope program received a donation of used chairs from a generous local business. However, after such a significant period, most are showing considerable wear and tear and multiple others have broken and been discarded. Regularly, a few approach becoming danger for our clients.

    As a result, Abrigo is urgently looking to purchase 100 well-made comfortable chairs to replace those still in use. Please lend your support to the women and men who turn to Abrigo each week to learn, grow and find companionship with their peers. Your gift of $40 will purchase one chair. An $80 donation will purchase two and so on. Any gift amount will go toward purchasing a new chair.

    Make your secure donation now by simply clicking on the blue "Donate Now" button in the top right corner of this or any page.

    The safety and comfort of our clients is a priority. Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement designed to celebrate giving to others and supporting local charities. Your support will directly assist our clients. Please help us reach our 100-chair goal on this special day.

    Thank you for your generosity and support!

  • Giving Tuesday is November 28th

    16 November 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off

    Abrigo is taking part in Giving Tuesday for a second year

    Giving Tuesday is now just under two weeks away. You've heard about the shopping frenzy caused by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Giving Tuesday is an online opportunity to support local charities that make a difference in your community.

    This year the Abrigo Centre we will be raising funds online for our seniors Life and Hope Group. With almost 200 registered members, Abrigo's second floor hall is regularly filled with music, laughter and activity. Six years ago Abrigo received donated chairs for use in that program, however ongoing wear and tear has left many of those chairs in poor condition and a number have been discarded as a result.

    The comfort and safety of our clients is a priority. As a result, Abrigo hopes to raise $4,000 this year on Giving Tuesday to purchase 100 new chairs for our seniors group. On Tuesday November 28th please support this urgent initiative. You can safely and securely give online by clicking on the CanadaHelps Donate Now button on the top right of each Abrigo page on this website.

    Thank you for your support!

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