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Name of Charity: A Friend Indeed, Women's Health Clinic
Objective of charity is to provide women in mid-life an objective commentary on menopause & health issues, independent of any vested interest.
It is vital for women to have unbiased, well researched information so they can make informed decisions regarding their health.
Web site: www.afriendindeed.ca
Riverview resident: Lorri Apps
Name of Charity: Amnesty International
Principal Objective of Charity: To investigate, protest and publicize human rights abuses around the world; to protest imprisonment of persons whose only crime is to express their beliefs; to protest against the death penalty.
You can get an Amnesty International credit card from Citizen's Bank of Canada. Every time you use your credit card, these charities get a small donation, at no charge to you!
Riverview resident: Tom McMahon and Kelly Klick
Name of Charity: Canadian Crossroads International
Principal Objective of Charity: CCI's aim is to build a constituency of global citizens committed to voluntarism, international development and social action in the new millennium. We do this by developing partnerships with countries from the South, organizing volunteer cooperative placements and internships, and by educating the public on development issues. Riverview residents Tom McMahon went to Côte d'Ivoire with CCI in 1983; Kelly Klick to Zambia 1985.
Riverview resident: Tom McMahon and Kelly Klick
Name of Charity: Plan Canada (founded as Foster Parent’s Plan in 1937)
Principal Objective of Charity: Foster Parents Plan is an international development organization, funded through sponsorship of children, that takes a grassroots approach – helping people to help themselves – combined with programs covering all aspects of the community’s well-being, enables us to deliver real, effective and lasting change. To truly help a child, Foster Parents Plan considers and encompasses all the components of his or her well-being. We call these inter-related components "domains," and they include growing up healthy, learning, livelihood, habitat.
Name of Charity: Lighthouse Mission
The Lighthouse Mission was established in 1911 as a non-denominational rescue mission in the core area. Located at 669 Main Street (near Higgins), the volunteers try to help everybody who comes in, whether by a sandwich and coffee, or providing a coat or a pair of shoes, to giving emergency help to an individual in need. Many do not qualify even for welfare, and depend on the Mission for food and a friend.
Riverview resident: Barbara Gerrie
Name of Charity: Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM)
LPM is dedicated to the promotion of adult & family literacy & to the support of the literacy field through the provision of resources. As a voice (coalition) for literacy, LPM strives to foster, establish & maintain partnerships with the public & private sectors to meet the literacy needs of Manitobans.
In Manitoba the number of individuals with less than a grade nine education is higher than the population of Brandon (45,000). If 3% of learners in literacy programs exit social assistance,literacy programs pay for themselves. In 2004, Stats Canada reported that improving adult literacy skills be 1% means a permanent increase of 1.5% to our gross domestic product.
Web site: www.mb.literacy.ca
Name of Charity: Network South Enterprises
Principal Objective of Charity: Network South is a not-for-profit community-based employment agency for adults with developmental disabilities. They assist people to obtain and maintain employment. Their goal is to identify and create opportunities for employment and to encourage the full participate of persons with mental disabilities in our community.
Riverview Resident: Lynda Peto
Name of Charity: Oxfam Canada
Principal Objective of Charity: Oxfam Canada is dedicated to fighting poverty and injustice around the world. We believe that every individual is entitled to an income, an education, affordable health-care, protection from disasters and violence, equality of opportunity and the right to have a say in his or her own future. We work with people in poor communities, with local partner organizations at home and abroad and with members, volunteers and financial supporters to make this a reality. Oxfam Canada is a member of Oxfam International, a federation of twelve, autonomous non-governmental organizations. Oxfam began as the Oxford Famine relief.
You can get an Oxfam Canada credit card from Citizen's Bank of Canada. Every time you use your credit card, these charities get a small donation, at no charge to you!
Name of Charity: Pennies From heaven
To help those without from the inner city. I believe it helps everyone in a community to help a few.
Name of Charity: Riverview Quilters - January 30th RVCC
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba had an insert in the Winnipeg Free Press a while ago, their Winter 2005 newsletter. In it was an article called Hands that Care. "After reading an article in the Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, entitled 'The Power of Touch', the Riverview Quilter's Anonymous group from Winnipeg unanimously agreed to make special touchable quilts for people with Alzheimer Disease living in personal care homes. "We brought our idea of making Alzheimer's quilts to our group meeting in September and when we conducted a vote, every hand went up. Just about everyone in our group has, or did have, someone in their life with Alzheimer Disease," says Trudy Mattey, a member of the Riverview Quilting Group.
The Riverview Quilters Anonymous, consisting of about 20 devout quilters, say that each year they try to make quilts to give to charity and they are very excited this year to be making quilts for people with Alzheimer Disease. They say that the quilts will be constructed of colourful six-inch squares in a variety of textured fabrics including velvet, satin, corduroy, viscose, fake fur, and flannel. The quilts will be sized accordingly to fit comfortably over the laps of people who may be wheelchair bound.
... Tactile stimulation (encouraging the sense of touch) is commonly used to ease stress and anxiety in people with Alzheimer Disease. Quilts offering a variety of textures will be more interesting to touch.
... The Riverview Quilters Anonymous plan on creating the quilts during a marathon workshop on January 30th, when an estimated 20 quilters with sewing machines will be making the special, heavy duty Alzheimer quilts. Kathy Desbiolles, a member of Riverview Quilters Anonymous, says that the quilts must be constructed of heavier fabric and sturdy enough to withstand washings in the commercial machines that most personal care homes use.
Desbiolles and Mattey are encouraging their group to come prepared on January 30th with pre-cut squares of fabric. 36 squares are required for each quilt. "We are hoping that everyone will make at least one quilt, but if all the fabric is pre-cut and ready to go, we may be able to make a couple of quilts each," says Mattey.
When the quilts are complete, some members of the Riverview group plan on donating their own creations to family members affected by Alzheimer's Disease, and may personalize the quilts by incorporating fabrics cut from clothing and items that are familiar to their relative. The majority of quilts created on January 30th will be donated to the Riverview Health Centre. "We are going to have a fun day of quilting and other people are really going to benefit from it. That's a good feeling," say Kathy Desbiolles.
Name of Charity: United Way
Principal Objective of Charity: community support
Riverview resident: Quinn Menec
Name of charity: Villa Rosa Inc.
Principal objective of charity: Villa Rosa provides a safe, nurturing place for women in need, during and after pregnancy, and strives to improve the prospects for healthier moms and babies, better parenting and life skills, and brighter futures.
Riverview resident: Lynda Falloon
Charity village: advice on how to choose a charity http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/main.asp
Canada Revenue Agency's web page on registered charities http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/charities/
Community Foundations of Canada http://www.community-fdn.ca/