We hope that you have had a wonderful summer! The beginning of the school year brings many stresses for families in need: paying school fees, buying new clothes, and getting the right school supplies are just some items on the to-do list of the season.
Our latest venture, Suit Up! was specifically created for this occasion to help relieve those stresses. We gave the children of disadvantaged families gift cards to use at an Old Navy store for their very own shopping spree. It was our first time trying this innovative event and it was a rousing success! The store filled up within minutes; the children, alongside their guardians, had a wonderful time shopping for new outfits and finding some great accessories. Each child was assisted by volunteers and they were able to choose items that they loved. You can read the Edmonton Journal article about this event by clicking here.
With Suit Up! now completed, we would like to invite you to begin thinking about our next initiative, the Helping Hampers campaign! This event will take place towards the end of December and will require much preparation and fundraising. We are expanding the project this year to more schools and more cities! We hope that in our efforts to expand this project, we will see increased success and have a meaningful impact on a larger community. You can read more about Helping Hampers under the projects tab on our website.
From everyone here at the GEOMEER team we wish you a wonderful start to your school or work year and we remind you to always take the time to think of those in need.