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Organization Name: CCI

Organization Mission Statement: Since its beginning in 1963 the CCI Volunteer Association (formerly known as The Auxiliary to the Edmonton Cancer Clinic) mission remains the same “to enhance the care and comfort of patients”. The volunteers make a unique contribution to the establishment of a hopeful and comforting healing environment at the Cross. As a volunteer organization we recognize that “Many Volunteer Hands Make Light Work”. More important, however, is our belief that it is not really work at all – it is a privilege and honor to be at the service of our neighbor in a time of need.

Organization Focus: Today over 460 volunteers provide 25-30 different programs. Over the past 42 years volunteers have contributed in excess of 830,000 hours to patient enhancement and over $2,035,262 dollar to enhance patient care. Volunteers can be found in all waiting areas serving refreshments, assisting in clinics, transporting patients, operating a Gift Shop & Café, providing wig service and patient information, guiding patients to correct area and supporting inpatient.

Organization Contact Info:
11560 - University Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2
780-432-8797

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Organization Name: CEF of Alberta

Organization Mission Statement: Every Child at Home in the Family of God

Organization Focus: Children/family Ministry and Discipleship Leadership Development Prayer Bible Based Excellence Accountability Fellowship with the Body of Christ

Organization Contact Info:
Box 1714
Didsbury AB T0M 0W0
(403) 335-8173

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Organization Name: Central Alberta AIDS Network Society

Organization Mission Statement: Fostering healthy response to HIV and related issues, through support, education and research

Organization Focus: Health Promotion- Supporting, educating, and advocating for individuals and families throughout the continuum of Hepatitis and/or HIV disease Community Action- Assisting communities in the development of sustainable HIV and/or Hepatitis related support, education, and advocacy. Street Smarts-Enhancing the individuals directly and indirectly impacted by injection drug use to live safer, healthier lives The Central Alberta AIDS Network is reliant on the contributions of volunteers. Our board of directors consists of local volunteers who assist in program delivery, special events, and fundraising. Individuals from all walks of life are welcome to participate in our volunteer program. Please join for the activities: AIDS Awareness Week, Candlelight Vigil, Casinos, Education Presentations, Provincial AIDS Walk, Valentines Bar Blitz, Volunteer Appreciation Events, World AIDS Day

Organization Contact Info:
4611- 50 Avenue Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3Z9
(403) 346.8858

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Organization Name: Change for Children Association

Organization Mission Statement: Change for Children Association promotes action for systemic change and sustainable development through solidarity and partnership, by nurturing community, and by maintaining an integral, vital and stable organization.

Organization Focus: Change for Children supports critical action in the Global South and critical analysis in the and of the Global North by supporting sustainable development and poverty alieviation projects in the South, and by running a Global Education program for youth, activists and interested community members.

Organization Contact Info:
Change for Children Association
#221 9624-108 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 1A4
(780)448-1505

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Organization Name: CHED Santas Anonymous

Organization Mission Statement: In the "spirit of Santa", Santas Anonymous is devoted to bettering the lives of children in our community by helping them to experience the joys of the season.

Organization Focus: CHED Santas Anonymous is devoted to collecting, wrapping and delivering toys to the less fortunate children in Edmonton. We will help these children in maintaining their dignity, self-esteem and to experience the joys of the season. Our focus continues to be promoting volunteerism as we are only successful due to the committed volunteers who come each and every year to help us wrap and deliver the toys to the children.

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Organization Contact Info:
5204 - 84 Street
Edmonton AB T6E 5N8
(780)440-6300

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Organization Name: Childrens Ability Fund

Organization Mission Statement: Enhance the independence of people with disabilites by providing technologically enhanced equipment

Organization Focus: Our focus is children but we understand that children grow up and are often still in need of a little help

Organization Contact Info:
#301 12431 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB T5N 3N3
(780)454-9191

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Organization Name: Cochrane Activettes

Organization Mission Statement: To engage in charitable welfare and/or civic work in the community To gain knowledge and attain self-improvement in order to develop into more useful citizens To promote friendship and good will among the members

Organization Focus: The major focus is the "Share Your Christmas" program. The Activettes mobilize the entire community to donate food, toys and money to make Christmas brighter and happier for needy families in the service area. The Activettes also provide a year round hamper program via the Cochrane Food Bank. In 1994 the Activettes took over the running of the Clothesline, a thrift store, whose objective is to provide clean clothing at minimal cost or no cost according to needy persons. Other service projects the Activettes are involved in are: Meals to Go, lunches for school programs, Cochrane Christmas Lite-up and the Blood Donor clinics. We are strong supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and many other organizations in the service area.

Organization Contact Info:
Box 535
Cochrane, Alberta
T4C 1A7
(403)932-1167

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Organization Name: CORE

Organization Mission Statement: To provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities, to support their dignity and self worth enabling these individuals to become contributing members of their community through personalized support, family involvement, advocacy and community participation.

Organization Focus: All individuals with developmental disabilities feel accepted and valued as members of their community. To meet and exceed the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in their community.

Organization Contact Info:
CORE Association
412 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 0H1
1-403-527-3302

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Organization Name: CORE Association

Organization Mission Statement: To provide quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities to support their dignity and self-worth, enabling these individuals to become contributing members of their community through personalized support, family involvement, advocacy and community participation.

Organization Focus: To meet and exceed the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in their community.

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Organization Contact Info:
412 Third Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H1
(403)527-3302

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Organization Name: Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation

Organization Mission Statement: The Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation is a vital community partner that gathers and manages supplementary funding to support health services.

Organization Focus: "Building and sustaining a healthy community."

Organization Contact Info:
4550 Madsen Avenue
Drayton Valley, Alberta
T7A 1N8
(780)542-5321

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