Canadian Legacy Project Updates in 2014
September 19, 2014
The Canadian Legacy Project would like to thank you for your continued support and take this opportunity to inform you about the latest activities within our organization. The Canadian Legacy Project has gone through a number of changes over the past year and we are thrilled about our new direction.
The most significant change The Canadian Legacy Project undertook was modifying our official mandate. In the past The Canadian Legacy Project serviced our local veterans, seniors and youth living in poverty. We have now changed our mandate to focus on supporting our veterans’ in need. We are still a registered charity and 100% volunteer driven, so you can be sure that your donations go directly to those in need. What we realized is that there are many charities supporting youth and seniors, but very few organizations which are helping our veterans in need. Moving forward our mission is to, “Support and recognize our Canadian Veterans and mobilize collective action in celebrating those who have fought for the freedoms we as Canadians enjoy today”.
The Canadian Legacy Project is currently supporting a number of key programs:
- The annual Veterans Food Drive, which ensures that Calgary’s veterans do not go hungry.
- The annual Christmas Salute, which host over three hundred veterans living in poverty for a Christmas celebration.
- The annual Field of Crosses campaign which recognizes southern Alberta veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we as Canadian can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
This month, we are pleased to announce the kick off for the 8th Annual Veterans and Seniors Food Drive. Companies, schools, social groups, families and individuals are beginning to secure food and cash donations to support our deserving veterans. Food donations dropped off at Crown Surplus will be distributed through the Veterans Food Bank, at the Calgary Poppy Fund and cash donations will be used to purchase Calgary Co-op food gift cards, so that individuals can purchase fresh meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. Last year we saw so many individuals, companies and schools collect large amounts of food and cash donations and this year we hope to surpass those totals, as this event goes a long way to make sure our veterans do not go hungry.
The Canadian Legacy Project is asking you to once again support the 8th Annual Veterans and Seniors Food Drive. From November 1st to November 15th you can drop off food donations at Crown Surplus in Inglewood which is located at 1005 – 11th Street SE. If you prefer to make a financial donation, you can send these toThe Canadian Legacy Project at #210, 1235 – 17th Ave SW. Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0C2 or donations can also be made online. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20 and if you can provide your email will send off your receipt via email
Thank you in advance for your continued support.