United for Bissell Fundraiser – Feb. 21st, 2015

Bissell Centre is pleased to announce that the United for Bissell Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers and Bissell Centre supporters from the United Church, will be hosting the “United for Bissell” Gala Dinner & Silent Auction on February 21, 2015 at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church.  Spearheaded by long-time supporters of Bissell Centre Tammy and Clare Irwin, all proceeds from the evening will be directly supporting our efforts to eliminate poverty in our community.

“United for Bissell” seeks to bring back elements of the Bissellebration Gala, which ran for over 20 years. The evening will feature an impressive silent auction, full dinner service, entertainment, and will be hosted by Bissell Centre’s former Executive Director Larry Derkach.

It is guaranteed to be an evening of celebration in support of Bissell Centre and we would love for you to be there!

Details of the Event:

What: “United for Bissell” Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

Where: Southminster-Steinhauer Church in Edmonton (10740-19 Ave)

When: February 21, 2015

Time: 5:00pm (Refreshments) / 6:00pm (Dinner) – followed by entertainment

To purchase tickets or if you would like to know more about the “United for Bissell” Gala Dinner & Silent Auction, please contact Tammy Irwin at 780.434.6618 or by e-mail at bumble47@telus.net.

Thank You to our Supporters and Volunteers during the Festive Season

The festive season is a special time of the year to spend with friends and family. Bissell Centre wants to express a sincere thank you to all of our supporters and volunteers who helped make Christmas and New Year’s a joyous time for the people in the inner-city community.

With the support from numerous donors and over 80 volunteers, we were able to provide Christmas gifts at our Festive Giveaway event for 120 low-income families, who otherwise would have struggled to provide presents for their loved ones at home. We were able to serve close to 600 turkey dinners spread across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day in our Drop-in Centre for people who are looking for a warm meal and a place to connect with friends.

Our New Year’s Day Dinner on January 1st, we were able to serve close to 1,000 meals to people from the inner-city. With support from companies, organizations, and over 90 volunteers, the event was a special time for friends and families to come together to welcome 2015 and have what could be their first warm meal of the year.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the festive season memorable for people who struggle with homelessness and poverty in Edmonton.