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Media Advisory: YESS warns public about fake fundraising schemes

Youth Empowerment & Support Services is warning residents of Edmonton and surrounding areas after it received a number of calls from the public reporting individuals using fake door-to-door fundraising schemes soliciting funds on behalf of the agency. 

The individuals reported are selling food products in packaging branded with YESS’ logo and colors and had debit machines to process debit and credit card payments.   These individuals do not represent YESS  nor does YESS receive any benefit from their activities.
YESS does not raise money by conducting any kind of door-to-door or telephone solicitation.

Individuals, groups or businesses that are organizing fundraisers or donation drives on behalf of YESS are encouraged to register their initiative with YESS at www.YESS.org.

Suspicious fundraising activity should be reported to police by calling 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. 

For more information contact:
Amanda Bereska, Communications Coordinator
780-468-7070 ext. 311 or amanda.bereska@yess.org

YESS is passionate about and relentlessly dedicated to helping at-risk and homeless youth rebuild their lives. Regardless of their circumstance, they are welcomed at YESS, where a dedicated and diverse team of people is whole heartedly committed to providing them with the resources, guidance, love and support they need.