Helping Hampers is driven by hundreds of youth who believe in the power of a helping hand. Every holiday season, GEOMEER partners with schools and businesses across Alberta to create hampers for dozens of local families in need. And by “hamper,” we really mean a mountain-sized donation of food, cleaning products, toiletries, and Christmas gifts that is often worth over $2,000. Why? Because not having to worry about buying household essentials gives families relief from holiday stress.
What involves 5K of running with an added element of fun? GEOMEER’s Sprint n’ Splash! Sprint n’ Splash is GEOMEER’s waterfight race that welcomes people of all ages and abilities to connect with their community while on the run. It’s also our yearly effort to raise funds for our two major campaigns: Helping Hampers and Suit Up! So take your supersoaking skills into combat, and then enjoy some delicious food and fun activities with the added benefit of supporting GEOMEER and its projects.
What inspires GEOMEER’s yearly Suit Up campaign? The belief that every child deserves to enter the back-to-school season with enthusiasm and confidence. That’s why Suit Up gives local families in need the chance to purchase their very own back-to-school clothing at an Old Navy store. By allowing families to pick out exactly what they need, Suit Up helps to alleviate much of their back-to-school stress. And it’s that boost of morale that will have their children walking the school halls with a smile.
Providing opportunities for volunteers to explore and develop as individuals through service to their community.
A world where everyone has the ability to reach their full potential.
September 7, 2016
We’re always looking for passionate, enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference. From Creative Services Director to Special Event Photographer, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Contact our HR External Coordinator, Meagan O’Shea, to learn about our current volunteer opportunities. Join GEOMEER and become one of the hundreds of volunteers who are making their community a better place!
In order to sustain our two projects, GEOMEER gladly accepts cash donations. We are planning to raise an estimated amount of $225,000 this year for our 2 major campaigns: Helping Hampers and Suit Up.
For Helping Hampers, donations go towards completing the hampers, augmenting finished hampers, and increasing the number of hampers that we are able to deliver. For our Suit Up campaign, donations run the project and allow us to address clothing needs within our city. Click on the link below to be directed to our secure PayPal or CanadaHelps donation form!
A friendly reminder from GEOMEER: When making any online donations, always check to ensure that you have been redirected to a secure site (web address starts with https) with a valid security certificate. Web pages lacking these security features may be fraudulent!