MOST NEEDED ITEMS 2018 Our campaign is growing support but there are
Owen and Cora of Bag of Hope would like to thank Jerrod
2017 Was Filled with Joy Thank you, our 2017 Campaign saw Cora
Cora and Owen Pacholok filled 50 backpacks full of school supplies as
Our purpose seems simple enough, we strive to provide a backpack full of life’s little necessities to Edmonton’s homeless and less fortunate during December. We give a little time, a little planning and a lot of hope.
A young man, Jesse Michaud, 12 years old at the time, learned through volunteering how many people are living on much less than necessary. Living on streets and in shelters, losing sight of their dreams. Wanting to do more, he enlisted his mom Francine and began building “Hope in a Bag.” A smart young man, preparing to face his own future and dreams, reached out to the public. His hope was to keep the initiative going and growing, even if he could not directly take it on. Focusing on school to graduate strong, he asked for help. Jason Vance, a local entrepreneur, was looking at the same time for a way to give back to his city. In 2015, BubbleUP Marketing enlisted the gracious help of the Pacholok family (Angela, Cora, Owen and Rob) to spearhead this fantastic campaign to give back to the community. Cora and Owen are humbled to take on Bag of Hope as their service to change the world one random act of kindness at a time.
Since 2006 the project expanded from 75 backpacks small bags to backpacks anywhere from 250 to 400 backpacks. We now serve the Jasper Place Health and Wellness where it all began as well as the Mosaic Centre. Patrons enjoy a Christmas Dinner and leave with a Bag of Hope.
The 2018 campaign is under way and we will take donations until November 30th.
Please help us continue to provide a Bag of Hope to Edmonton’s less fortunate, and build a brighter future for all of us.