Request Committee Report
The Children’s Hospital Aid Society has been able to allocate $440,000 in 2017 to fund programs and services for children and young adults in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital and other agencies in the community. Requests are prioritized with the health, safety and wellbeing of children being the most important to us. Our priorities continue to be the hospital, camperships and then community.
We have supported non-profit organizations who demonstrate fiscal responsibility, show sound management qualifications and who show excellence in execution. Through regular meetings, the Request Committee reviews applications after our major fundraising events and in the months leading to the season of summer camps. Committee members this year were Joyce Laidlaw, Patricia Rossiter, Lori Moch, Toshimi Sembo, Geri Moon, Linda Vogt, Kathy Foster, Jennifer Foss, Jan Bellis, Gail Damberger (Assistant Chair) and Dorothy Woolstencroft.
We presented the Alberta Children’s Hospital with a cheque of $155,000 with funds raised from the 2017 Golf Tournament and the Bridge Luncheon. Camperships were given to Between Friends Club; Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary, Camp Carmangay, Easter Seals, Foothills Academy and the PREP Program. We gave money to Northern Star Mother’s Milk to assist in purchasing a walk-in freezer to store increasing supplies of product and we gave money to Providence Children’s Centre to assist them in buying equipment to help non-verbal students. We gave funds from the Emergency Fund to help the Salvation Army fill their Toy Hamper Program and we gave funds to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Association to repair their boilers.
We continue to work thoughtfully and thoroughly to examine all requests and we are diligent in our efforts to foster the health and well-being of children and young adults in Calgary and area.
I have attached the detail of the allocations.
Dorothy Woolstencroft Chair,
February 1, 2018
2017 LIST OF FUNDING
|Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation||$155,000.00|
|Arthritis Society, Alberta NWT||$2,000.00|
|Between Friends Club||$20,000.00|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||$2,500.00|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary||$6,500.00|
|Calgary Counselling Centre||$50,000.00|
|Calgary Urban Project Society||$5,000.00|
|Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Association||$14,500.00|
|Cerebral Palsy Kids||$10,000.00|
|Easter Seals – Camp Horizon||$12,820.00|
|Foohills Academy Society||$5,000.00|
|Military Museum Foundation||$30,000.00|
|Northern Star Mother’s Milk||$10,000.00|
|Providence Children’s Centre||$33,000.00|
|The Salvation Army||$10,000.00|
|Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre||$10,000.00|
|The PREP Program||$5,000.00|
|Unlocking Potential Campaign||$6,810.00|
|YWCA of Calgary||$5,000.00|