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#MHAPayItForward With Edmonton's Local Charities

#MHAPayItForward With Edmonton's Local Charities

Posted:Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Everybody wants to be part of a caring community. In the spirit of giving, we're challenging residents to pay it forward to make our neighborhoods a place you're proud to raise your children.

We're giving 1-month rent reductions to residents who volunteer or donate to make their communities a better place. Additionally, MHA will donate $25 to the MHA Pay It Forward community fund, which goes to charities that reach out to us with good initiatives!

To be eligible, donate to a good cause or volunteer. Take a photo of what you're doing, write a post outlining what you're involved in that also encourages others to lend a hand in the community, and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MHAPayItForward. We'll give you a rent discount for the month and add $25 to the MHA Pay It Forward community fund! If residents pay it forward and encourage their friends to pay it forward, we can create a beautiful ripple effect of compassion and kindness across our communities. You never know the good that can follow from the kindness of one person!

#MHAPayItForward's first donation is going to the Steele Heights Junior Highschool boys and girls basketball teams for the upcoming 2018-2019 basketball season. We’re sponsoring new jerseys and tracksuits for both boys and girls teams at no cost to the students or school. We’re looking to give the kids something they can wear with pride, and rock it on the basketball courts!

If you'd like to volunteer and join the #MHAPayItForward movement, check out this list of great charities that were recommended to us by our Facebook Followers. This is by no means an exhaustive list, you can choose any organization your heart desires.

Assisting People with Disabilities - The Robin Hood Association is a registered non-profit assisting individuals with disabilities achieve their personal best and experience a quality lifestyle. Their network serves 300 adults and 350 children and their families in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, and surrounding areas. 

How to help - monetary donations

Child loss support services - The Angel Whispers Baby Loss Support Program inspires hope & healing to families devastated by the loss of a baby

How to help - monetary donations

Female Empowerment - Suit Yourself Wardrobe for Women Association  is a volunteer driven organization that increases the confidence and self-esteem of women facing barriers to employment by providing them with one-on-one service to help them create a work appropriate wardrobe through access to donated, high-quality work wear items. 

How to Help - become a style volunteer, help sort donations, corporate sponsorship, donate lightly used or new business professional clothing, make a donation

Food Bank - Their goal is to provide their communities with food support and seeking solutions to hunger.

How to help - monetary donations, food donations, volunteering

Childrens Health Network - The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation raises money in support of the pursuit of excellence in children’s health care.

How to help - monetary donations, volunteering

Christmas Charity - Since 1940, the Christmas Bureau has maintained one tradition - providing a festive meal and coordination of Christmas giving to Edmontonians in need at Christmas time through the promotion of the spirit of Christmas caring and sharing in the City of Edmonton.

How to help - monetary donations, volunteer, fundraising, legacy giving

Family Crisis Support for Children - Kids Kottage accepts children from families experiencing a crisis. They offer to take care of children for up to 72 hours while families plan a strategy to mitigate their crisis. Their goal is to stop the threat of abuse and minimize parental stress.

How to help - monetary donations, fundraising, volunteering

Domestic Abuse Care - Salons Against Domestic Abuse builds awareness of domestic violence and educates salon professionals on how to recognize warning signs, respond appropriately, and safely refer clients to resources that can help them.

Christmas Charity - The goal of Santas Anonymous is to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas. They deliver over 25,000 gifts to children every Christmas.

How to help - monetary donations, toy donations, volunteering

Animal Welfare - The Edmonton Humane Society enriches the lives of people and companion animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement.

How to help - monetary donations, volunteering, fundraising

Homeless Charity - Hope Mission provides support for impoverished men, women, and children in the Edmonton area.

How to help - volunteer, monetary donations

Animal Welfare Organization - Making positive changes in the lives of pets, families, and communities is the goal of Zoe's Animal Rescue.

How to help - volunteer, monetary donations