We became members of Okotoks & District Chambers of Commerce.
Our fall fundraiser left us speechless, the support within the community, Town of Okotoks and from the Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce was immeasurable and it allowed BCO to create a new level of awareness of those in need in our communities and how we are all connected, including the importance of seeing each other.
Our Christmas Feast fed 128 people, including 56 children, within 27 families. Every child had a present under the tree. So many supporters this season made this event the biggest act of kindness to date! Huge thanks go out to Okotoks Sobeys, Hallmark Does Hair, Pure Envy Salon, We Wash Windows, Pet Valu Okotoks, Okotoks Culture & Heritage, RBC, Excel Benefits Inc, iDental, The Eagle 100.9, Okotoks Western Wheel Newspaper, Linda (our Christmas angel for making stockings), our Calgary angel who made delicious treats, everyone who nominated a family in need (it's so important to look out for our neighbours during the holiday season), and all of our amazing volunteers who helped bring it all together and deliver the Christmas Feasts to each of our families.
We had an article in Okotoks Living magazine, creating more awareness for our local community of how we offer a hand up and our future aspirations for those in need.
We received an early Christmas present and got our official status as a Registered Charity!
And none of this could have happened without all the support we received from all of you, our volunteers and from our communities throughout Alberta! Thank you.
We have amazing plans for 2019, and we would love to have you join us!
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BCO's upcoming September 8th Fundraiser and Silent Auction Event in preparation for the fall season's Essential Drive and Christmas Feast was featured this week in Okotoks Online! Check out the article here to read more about what we've been up to: https://okotoksonline.com/local/baby-it-s-cold-outside-gearing-up-for-fall
Local charity Baby It's Cold Outside has extended their Throw In the Towel Drive as the need for towels and linens increases.
Pamela Morgan, BCO founder and president, says they have brought in two SUV's full of towels to the Mustard Seed and the Calgary Drop-In Centre already.
"When we were the Drop-In Centre in Calgary this week they still only had one and a half bins and it would probably have 60-80 towels in each bin."
Morgan says the Drop-In and Mustard Seed both service approximately 200 people at a time, not to mention the programs they run outside of the centre, so 160 donated towels is fantastic, but there is still a ways to go.
"We're so appreciative, especially to our Foothills community, but they just need more." Morgan says, "This is just a drop in the bucket."
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Check out our latest feature in OkotoksOnline for our towel drive:
After hearing a desperate cry for donations a local charity is stepping in to give those in need a hand up.
Baby It's Cold Outside, is a local charity that focuses on helping those going through rough times and lifting up the homeless population in our area.
B.C.O Founder, Pamela Morgan says Calgary shelters getting dangerously low on towels and linens, things that many people might take for granted.
"Right Now the Drop In Centre and the Mustard Seed, both in Calgary are in dire need of towels." Morgan says that covers all types. "Whether that be bath towels, hand towels, face cloths or kitchen towels, we'll accept gently used or new."
We are a charitable organization based in Alberta, Canada. We are devoted to helping the homeless through various fundraising events, clothing and essentials drives, and our eventual goal is transitional housing.