Emergency Response Fund

Frostbite Prevention

Emergency Response Fund

Our newest initiative in keeping our community safe, our Emergency Response Fund will provide funds that we can access in the face of any emergency circumstances, including extreme weather. Our Emergency Response Fund will allow us to be responsive to the immediate needs of our community in ways that are efficient and sustainable.  

Urgent Need: Extreme Cold Weather

We Need Your Help Preventing Frostbite  

With cold winter weather fast approaching and COVID-19 restrictions in place, there is reduced shelter capacity across the local sector. As a result, it will be more difficult for those experiencing homelessness to access warm places as temperatures drop. Being outdoors for extended periods in weather 0°C and below can lead to hypothermia and frostbite, including the loss of fingers and toes.

 

There is an urgent need to have additional winterwear to give to our community, especially those who are living rough (in tents, for example) and those spending long periods outside. 

Donations for Winterwear Purchases

This year, to keep our community safe, we are not accepting in-kind donations dropped off at our Community Centre. Reducing the number of people outside our Community Centre helps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, keeping both community members and staff safe by minimizing contact and maintaining pandemic health precautions. 

As winter approaches, please consider making a monetary donation to our Emergency Response Fund so we can purchase warm gloves and winter items to prevent frostbite for our community.  

Increase Your Impact: Donate Today

Through our partnership with Matt Herod Agencies, we are able to increase the impact of your donation through the preferred pricing they have generously offered to us. Please consider stretching your dollar and helping more people by making a monetary donation today.  

Thank you for supporting your fellow citizens who are vulnerable in our city. These donations are lifesaving during extreme weather. 

Partnership with Matt Herod Agencies 

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Matt Herod Agencies is a multi-line promotional products agency based in St. Albert. 
 

Through our partnership with Matt Herod Agencies, we are able to increase the impact of your donation through the preferred pricing they have generously offered to us for new winterwear. 

Learn more: Visit Matt Herod Agencies Facebook Page

Teaming up with Boyle Street Community Services is not just a business move. I am used to dealing with distributors who then deal with end-users.  However, when you get an opportunity to do something GOOD  you take advantage of it. 

 

Boyle Street does amazing work in the community for the less fortunate and I am just happy to be able to help put warm gloves onto cold hands during our bitter, cold Alberta winters. 

- Matt Herod,  

Matt Herod Agencies, Red Beard Promotional Ninja