A growing need: Edmonton’s Food Bank launches 2019 Festive Campaign

On a Tuesday morning, it’s a steady stream of people coming to Edmonton’s Food Bank; among those waiting is Stephanie van Beek, who says the time spent waiting has “given me a chance to focus less on the food stress…

Christmas hamper program at St. Albert church suspended: ‘The need is higher’

Red Willow Community Church in St. Albert, Alta., started providing Christmas hampers to families five years ago. Each family receives a hamper filled with a gift per child, a family game, a box of chocolates or cookies and a gift…

“She’s one of the most inspiring people I’ve met”: Edmontonian calls it a career after 43 years at Goodwill

After more than four decades at Goodwill, Elaine Wenger is ready to move on to her next adventure. Born with cerebral palsy, the 65-year-old has become an inspiration for many people seeking meaningful employment. “I experimented, I found what I…

‘Cook like a Girl’ brings together 24 of Edmonton’s top chefs, bartenders for charity dinner

24 of Edmonton’s top female chefs and bartenders will come together for the ‘Cook like a Girl’ collaboration dinner later this month at Wishbone Restaurant. Lasha Gust explains how the dinner will help women fleeing domestic violence at WIN House.

Edmonton charity celebrates 25 years of helping new moms in need

An Edmonton charity is making sure disadvantaged mothers feel the love of our community. Basically Babies provides a full first year wardrobe of size appropriate and colour coordinated items to new moms in poverty. “We want the families, even though…