A special thank you to Capilano Playschool and Ms. Asha who has
Thank you to all the generous donations and volunteer time that together
Donations have poured in and we are in the thick of things
Just like that we are ‘bag’ in business 🙂 In consultation with
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 has expanded from 75 small bags to 450 bags in 2014. Last year, we enjoyed continue success and decided to expanded our reach to include the Mosaic Center and a volunteer catered dinner. We were able to feed 400 people a Christmas dinner with all the fixings. Each patron that night left with a backpack full of hope and a stomach full of turkey!
The 2016 campaign for Bag of Hope id officially underway and we will start taking donations as of November 1, 2016
Please help us continue to provide a Bag of Hope to Edmonton’s less fortunate, and build a brighter future for all of us.