The Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund (ECECAF) donated $34,000 to our recent project of renovating the laundry room and bathroom space in Graham’s Place, one of our supportive housing programs.
The remodeling of Graham’s Place bathroom space and laundry room has provided a comfortable home-like environment for youth to thrive and achieve their personal goals. The new laundry room has provided a sustainable way for our staff to teach life skills, and the remodeled bathrooms have created a space of self-care and privacy. The new setup for bathrooms has also taken away the notion of gendered bathrooms and has created a safe and neutral environment for all.
Tell us why you choose to support YESS?
YESS is a locally based, grass-roots organization that aligns with many of the values ECECAF strives to uphold. We recognize the desperate situation of traumatized youth in Edmonton and applaud the tireless dedication by YESS to mitigate and heal this issue. We especially realize the importance of supporting youth as they are our future.
How does ECECAF give back to the community?
ECECAF gives back to the community by helping our contributing members to help others on a larger scale through collective donations.
We choose to support local organizations which in turn tend to support the community we live in, our members, their families, and their neighbours.
Why is it important for ECECAF to support the community?
With our motto being “Impacting Lives and Promoting Healthy Communities,” ECECAF was formed in 1941 to address three main concerns:
- To contribute to the comfort of military patients in Edmonton hospitals
- To provide assistance to soldiers and their families during WWII
- To give financial assistance to charitable and welfare organizations formed for the purpose of scientific research into the causes and cures of diseases
We still believe that by helping those in our community who need help the most, we help the entire community in turn.