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.