Rotary Club of Grande Prairie
Rapid Relief Fund
The need is unprecedented and it is immediate.
During April half of Dream Home tickets sold will go to the Rapid Relief Fund.
($100 ticket = $50 to the fund, etc).
The fund is being given to food banks in northwest Alberta.
These proceeds will move quickly. The money will be put to use within days. See updates below.
Dream a little. Help a Lot.
Already cheques totaling $31,000+ have been put into our region. Details here, April 06, 2020.
Another week, another batch of cheques released. This time $47,650. Details here, April 13, 2020.
What support from the community. Another round of cheques issued & put to use. Over $90,000. Details here, April 20, 2020.
Final cheques at lottery end amount to $102,140.00 Total cheques sent well over quarter million. Details here, April 23.
“Many don’t realize that (in our rural food bank at least) we assist in many more areas than supplying food. This includes coats for kids, swim passes, gas cards for those needing medical treatments, counseling, Odyssey House, help with grad fees, school healthy eating programs, hygiene supplies, informal loans, in other words a lot of things that are not covered by anything else. One of our specialties is a hug and a “you are important and not forgotten” message to those who feel lost and inferior. (Perhaps I should say “used to” give hugs because they are not allowed right now.)” Faye at Beaverlodge Food Bank
“Hythe & District Food Bank has already noticed an increase of families that are using the food bank due to COVID-19 layoffs. Our Food Bank supported 134 households last year. These dollars are precious. Thank you, Rotary Club of Grande Prairie.” Carrie at Village of Hythe.
Over the years your ticket purchase has helped support Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Community Projects. Recent examples include:
A major funding announcement to Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation and Habitat for Humanity
One million dollars toward a daytime shelter for homeless
The Rotary Club has announced funds to renovate the current D Company (D Coy) Armouries into a new community hub with a focus on youth.
We are also fortunate to work with various groups in the community that help sell tickets and receive a part of the proceeds. In 2020 they are:
GPFC Aboriginal Head Start, Dansconnection Parent Group, Grande Prairie Curling Centre, Canadian Parents for French, Grande Prairie & District Pipes & Drums, Gladiators Martial Arts Academy, Ecole St. Gerard Playground Fundraising Society, Grande Prairie Skating Club, Grande Prairie Wrestling Club, Nitehawk Alpine Ski Team. Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Sunrise, Sexsmith Tumbling Club. Grande Prairie Society of Irish Dance, PARDS, Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club.
To find out more about the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie click on the logo below:
Contact us if you would like to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or require further information.