Our Impact: Success Stories

Kids Help Phone

I had a friend who I was really close to kill himself. He didn’t really go to anyone about his problems other than me. I talked him out of killing himself a lot and when he did do it, I felt like I failed. I feel bad all the time.... Read More

Thank you letter from Wings of Providence

WINGS is a second stage shelter that provided long-term housing for women with children who have experienced family violence. Read More

Letter from Hope Mission

Dear Friends at Edmonton REALTORS Community Foundation, Thank you for your gift for Hope Mission's Tegler Facility! Read More

Crystal Kids

When the only family member you can live with is aunty and she works crazy shifts at a part-time job no one is home to wake you up for school. It is easy to sleep in and miss school that day. Read More

Sign of Hope

We value the trust you have placed in us to transform your financial contribution into life-giving support for the children, women and men we serve. Read More

Thank you from Uncles & Aunts at Large

To change the world you have to start small...so start with a child Read More

St. Albert Housing Society

Your gift will be well-used for the 'Home Connection Program" Read More

Thank you from Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, Builidng Homes. Bulidng Hope. Read More

Thank you from Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)

This limited edition Art Print, signed and numbered by the artist, and Art Cards are avaliable for purchase at SAGE.   Read More

Habitat for Humanity

Chantelle successfully completed her 500 hours of sweat equity and now makes affordable mortgage payments that are no more the 25 percent of her income.  These payments are reinvested into building more homes and serving more families. Read More

Thank you from Project Adult Literacy Society (PALS)

The Math Literacy Program opens a path for adults to improve their economic situation. Read More

Cornerstone Counselling Centre

I want to share two stories so that you would get a sense of the difference your donations are making in thelives of our clients. Read More

A Letter from Edmonton's Food Bank

With the support of the REALTORS® Community Foundation, we can continue to support our neighbours by purchasing healthy snack items such as juice boxes, fruit cups, and peanut butter, for children affected by food insecurity.   Read More

A Letter from ISTAR

It was a pleasure for Holly to attend the cheque presentation today and to be witness not only to the good work that you do for those who suffer but also for the other 52 deserving charities who make huge differences in the lives of infants to seniors.   Read More

Helping Seniors Age in Place

Dear Jill & Board Members, Thank you REALTORS® Community Foundation Board members for choosing Seniors Outreach Network Society to receive a foundation grant to support seniors in Edmonton so they may continue to Age in Place in their homes. In May 2014, we hired a full time Outreach Worker to... Read More

A Letter From Riseup House

Dear REALTORS® Community Foundation, Thank you so much for providing your recent Grant Funding of $5,000. Your generous support will enable Riseup House to offer continuing resources and services to woman experiencing domestic violence and abuse, and will aid us in educating communities on how best to respond to families... Read More

Kids On Track Rainbows and Prisms Program

Dear Jill, On behalf of Kids On Track I would like to thank the REALTORS® Community Foundation for your generous donation of $4,000. It is because of partners like you that Kids On Track continues to the Rainbows program for children and parents in our community. We are happy to... Read More

ISTAR's FAST Fund Bursary Program

Dear Jill & Members of the REALTORS® Community Foundation, Thank you for your recent donation of $5,000 to ISTAR’s FAST Fund Bursary program! Your support of ISTAR has real and significant impact. ISTAR has a long tradition of fulfilling its vision and mandate. Our four pillars are to provide excellent... Read More

A Letter from Excel Society

Dear Jill, Thank you for your donation of $6,000 to the Excel Society. On behalf of Excel's Board for Directors and myself, I wish to express our most sincere appreciation for your contribution in supporting persons with disabilities. Excel Society has been serving persons with disabilities for 50 years and... Read More

A Letter from E4C

Dear Jill, Thank you very much for your generous gift of $5,000 to Crossroads House for replacement of flooring, $5,000 to Elizabeth house for painting, $7,000 for the purchase of a commercial water sofener for WEAC and $1,000 to the Walk in Counselling Society of Edmonton to provide walk-in counselling... Read More

E4C School Lunch Program

Dear Jill & Board Members, Thank you very much for your generous gift of $5,400 to E4C's School Lunch Program. Your gift helps provide a nutritious lunch every school day to over 2,100 children. E4C's School Lunch Program supports students in high needs schools and gives them the opportunity to... Read More

A Letter from Camp He Ho Ha

Dear Jill: I have to tell you that the 2014 funding allocation presentation hosted on Friday, May 7th was amazing. The venue was so comfortable, breakfast was delicious, the formal program very inspiring, the speaker so entertaining and enlightening, and you did an incredible job hosting the event, Jill. It... Read More

Our House: A Video Story

Our House helps people with addictions take the first steps into recovery, help them through the process, and give them support and strength to move their lives in a positive direction. Listen to the impact Our House has had on the lives of people living right here in our community.... Read More

Addiction: A Video Story

Admitting your an addict and reaching out for help is one of the most difficult things a person can do, and it's important to have great organizations – like Our House – there to help them get the help they need and deserve.     Read More

A Man And His Guide Dog: A Video Story

Listen and watch a story about how important a well-trained guide dog is when it comes to making everyday life a lot easier to navigate. Well trained dogs and well trained guide dog owners make a huge difference in people's lives within our community.     Read More

A Video Story About YESS

The REALTORS® Community Foundation is a supporter of Youth Empowerment & Supporte Services. Here you can watch a personal video story about what YESS can do – and has done – for Edmonton youth struggling with homelessness, addiction, and abuse.     Read More

Justin's YESS Story

Justin was born in Burundi in a time of upheaval and war. The witness of much violence and many atrocities, Justin nonetheless has fond memories of his parents and younger sister. “My family all worked together. My childhood was overall a happy time despite the violence around me, because my... Read More

Chantelle Willier's Story

Chantelle Willier had an unsettled childhood and was 15 when she got pregnant. She left her home on the Sucker Creek reserve and moved to Edmonton in search of a new life. Chantelle connected with Terra towards the end of her pregnancy and received valuable support and information on parenting.... Read More

A Personal Story from SAIF

My first visit to SAIF was 3 months before I started counseling with them. I walked in not knowing what to expect and walked out with information that would help me begin my journey out of the terrible situation I was in. The word abuse was to strong for what... Read More

A SAGE Personal Story

A lady in her 60’s was admitted to the SAGE Seniors’ Safe House as a result of a referral from the Elder Abuse Intervention Team. She was living with her daughter and two granddaughters. While living with them, she allegedly experienced verbal abuse (name calling and yelling), physical abuse (spitting... Read More

An Addiction Recovery Story

In looking back, it is very unfortunate how many years it took me to become a resident of Our House (Edmonton) Ltd. My first attempt at recovery started in 1998 where I attended the 30 day AADAC program at Henwood. It was there I attended my first AA meeting, and... Read More

Trisha's Story

To children and youth, a home is more than a place to lie down to sleep. It is refuge from the proverbial storm; it’s stable and secure and calming; a neutral zone where they can recharge themselves for the uncertain challenges of the next school day. Trisha is 17 and... Read More

Bike Nites & Ride for KIDS

One of the charities we support with Bike Nites and Ride for KIDS is the Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS). It’s an amazing organization that gives youth at risk a chance. Their vision is to be a well respected and compassionate service provider for youth at risk. They strive... Read More

Terra Annual Fundraising Breakfast

On Thursday, April 21, 2011, the Foundation the Terra – Centre for Pregnant & Parenting Teens yearly fundraising breakfast. We listened as a young girl spoke about her challenging upbringing which resulted in her getting pregnant at age 16. We heard from a young boy who’d had a troubled home... Read More

Walk An Hour In Her Shoes

SAIF held their annual fundraiser ‘Walk An Hour in Her Shoes’ on April 30, 2011. There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. ‘Walk an Hour in Her Shoes’ asks men to literally walk one hour in women’s... Read More

SAGE Senior's Safe House

Elder Abuse is any action or inaction that jeopardizes the health or well-being of an older person. Over the past few years your REALTORS® Community Foundation was very proud to have supported SAGE (The Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton). The mandate of SAGE is to build and maintain programs and... Read More

Our House Addiction Recovery Centre

Our House operates a 42-bed residential facility for adult men addicted to alcohol or drugs including gambling. Our House is a recovery centre offering extensive programming in addition to providing common basic human needs and a safe environment free from drugs and alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous... Read More

Anderson Gardens

HFHE has provided home ownership to over 130 families in the capital region and beyond since 1991. The Anderson Gardens build will help them reach their goal of building 100 homes each and every year by 2012. Not only will Anderson Gardens be HFHE’s biggest build to date, but it... Read More