Inspiring Confidence at Suit Up! 2016

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All of you who are already back at school know exactly how stressful the end of summer can be. For Edmontonians who are already struggling financially, these stresses are multiplied exponentially. And it’s exactly these stresses GEOMEER seeks to help reduce with our August event, Suit Up!

The event took place this year on August 28th, at the Old Navy located in South Edmonton Common. 100 students from across the city arrived at 7 p.m. and each received an $100 gift card. GEOMEER volunteers helped find sizes, fold clothes, and ring the students through when they’d chosen some really swell back-to-school outfits. We’d love to thank all our volunteers, as well as Old Navy for allowing us in their store after-hours! We think the event went spectacularly well, as some of our students & their families agree; we received this message (below) on our website contact form, and received permission to post it here.

Good day, my 3 sons and I wanted to send a very big thank you to your team. We attended your ‘Suit Up!’ event this Sunday August 28, 2016. We are so very grateful to all those who volunteered their time and efforts. Also to those who donated so that my children have a much better start when it comes to school this year. The kids were so excited when they found out they we’re going shopping for clothes. Lol, I have 3 boys so it takes a bit to get them excited about shopping. On top of everything you gave us a happy memory to share! When times are tough those are few and far between so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you could all feel the love we feel when we receive kind gestures like this.

We wish you all the best!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out, and happy back to school!