Christmas Carepack Campaign

Fill a backpack and help a youth at risk

Green Thumb Landscaping and Kids In The Hall are working together to gather donations from the community to create Christmas Carepacks for our homeless or at risk youths.

Donations of any kind are welcome. Community awareness and support go a long way. These kids have not been given a fair chance.

If we work together we are giving them more than a backpack, we are giving them opportunity and hope. How do we save the world? One single act of kindness at a time.

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Click Here to learn more about Kids In The Hall Bistro

Check out the 2016 Christmas Carepack Campaign Silent Auction:

All proceeds from the Auction will go towards the purchase of the Backpacks or various other items that we may be missing. Any and all help is very much appreciated!

Silent Auction

Our Goal for Christmas 2016

300 Backpacks

Check out the 2015 campaign here

Our goal this year is to create and distribute 300 backpacks for our local homeless or at-risk youth. 100% of the proceeds from this auction go directly to purchasing either backpacks or items needed to fill the packs. If you don’t see anything that interests you up for auction, you also have the option to buy backpacks. Every bit of support that we get really goes a long way.

We will be involving local teens to assist in packing and distributing the backpacks. We want these underprivileged youth to feel self-confident when going to school or applying for a job. Our objective is to provide support, to lend a helping hand and to help make someone’s Christmas special.
Simply giving a teen a bar of soap, a toothbrush, or even a bus pass could mean getting a job or a place to live. It’s a small thing that means so much.

Examples of pack content could include:

  • Backpack
  • Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Wash Cloth
  • Lip Balm
  • Hoodie
  • Paper
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Hand Warmers
  • Snacks (nuts, granola bars, dried fruit)
  • Bus Pass
  • Blankets
  • Bottled Water
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Umbrella
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Gift cert. (movies, clothes, groceries, haircut, coffee, food, etc.)
  • Cash Donation contact Tamara or Calvin

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Statistics

Let a Youth at Risk know that someone cares.
It could make all the difference!

In Canada, youth make up about 20% of the homeless population.
Mortality rates amongst youth experiencing homelessness are quite high, conservative estimate of up to 11 times the general youth population.
61% of youth reported being either physically or sexually abused by an adult at some point in their lives.

Several studies have found that youth experiencing homelessness have disproportionately been involved in child protection services or foster care in their lives. This number ranges from close to 30 to 49%.
Approximately 40% of homeless teens identify as LGBT.

Drop Off Locations

  • Good Shepherd Parish
    18407 60 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Handyman Connection
    4840 93 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB.
  • Acclaimed! Heating Cooling and Furnace Cleaning
    15341 105 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB.
  • Jaehn’s Autobody
    17935 107 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Entrust
    #201 12013 76 St NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Green Thumb Landscaping
    17913 55 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Yoga for Today
    #206, 2016 Sherwood Drive
    Sherwood Park, AB
  • Liberty Security
    5640 104 St NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Caliber Automotive
    16625-111 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Kids In the Hall Bistro
    1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Edmonton, AB
  • Cherish Hair Design
    200, 8005 Emerald Drive
    Sherwood Park, AB
  • Beck Antiques
    10447 124 St NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Contact Renovations
    17540 105 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Service Bureau
    Main Floor, Scotia Place
    Unit 100, 10072 Jasper Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB

Donations need to be in by December 15th – Packs will be distributed December 19th at Kids in the hall (Main event day)
*Packs will be available for pickup between the 15th -19th if someone can not make it on the 15th

If you know of an office or a school that would be willing to assist in this event please contact Tamara @ 780-887-2056.
We will gladly set up an area for a donation site.

If you require pickup please contact Tamara or Calvin. Thank you kindly!!

Corporate Sponsors

Beck Antiques & Jewelry Alberta Service Bureau Caliber Automotive Allstate Insurance Acclaimed Furnace Entrust Care Liberty Security Jaehn's Autobody Handyman Connection Picketfence Design Thirdeye Design One To One Mailing Green Thumb Landscaping

Contact

Tamara Konopelky
17913 55 Ave
Edmonton, AB
780-887-2056
info@greenthumblandscaping.ca

Calvin Avery
#1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB
780-983-3166
cravery@kidsinthehallbistro.com

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