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"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

-Seneca

When is the last time you moved? What emotions stand out to you when you recall those memories? Moving can be downright stressful: you may encounter logistical challenges, financial stresses, physical labour, emotional strain, stress, and anxiety.


When residents of the Sonshine Centre are ready to move out of the shelter and back into the community (where they will continue to receive support from Sonshine), Team Sonshine works together to make the move as comfortable as possible.


Sonshine's Intensive Case Manager meets with the women in the Sonshine Centre regularly to create a move-out plan tailored to the unique needs of each individual. These plans could entail the identification of affordable housing options, the creation of a plan to obtain furniture and other necessities, and the coordination of various supports.


Sonshine's Volunteer Coordinator works with teams of generous volunteer movers, such as the Rapid Response Team from RockPointe Church. These volunteers assist with the "muscle", moving boxes of belongings and lending their trucks and vans for the task of transport.


Ensuring the needs of every woman and child is met each step of the way is a team effort, and we couldn't do it without the support of our community partners and incredible volunteers. If you're interested in helping out as a volunteer mover, please reach out to us at volunteer@sonshine.ca.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT with Sonshine's Spring Challenge!


Have you heard? Anonymous donors have pledged to match every donation we receive between March 15th and April 22nd up to a total of $50,000 to DOUBLE the impact of each dollar raised.


We are well on our way to reaching our goal of raising $100,000! Will you help us reach our target?


Give the gift of love and donate to support vulnerable women and children today.

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All for Bun and Bun for All

This month, be sure to stop by Glamorgan Bakery to pick up some of their famous cheese buns or other delectable delights: from April 11-22, you can drop change into Sonshine's collection box at the till! Give change in support of vulnerable women and children while you get some goodies... Ready, bready, go!


´╗┐Run for Sonshine!


Lace up, Sonshine supporters, and sign up for the Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge in support of Sonshine.


For each person who registers for any of the events using Sonshine's unique referral link, we will earn an additional $5. Don't delay: registration prices will increase on April 29th!

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Last Call for Casino Volunteers


Sonshine is hosting a casino fundraiser on May 5th and 6th and there is still space available for you and a friend to volunteer.


You can expect free food and non-alcoholic beverages with a side of people watching - it's a great way to give back to Sonshine!


Reach out to us at volunteer@sonshine.ca for more information or to sign up.

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SONSHINE COMMUNITY SERVICES

34067 RPO Westbrook Calgary, AB T3C 3W2

main: 403.243.2002

www.sonshine.ca


In the 2022/23 fiscal year, Sonshine Community Services expects to fundraise

´╗┐approximately $1,100,000 at a cost of 4% of these funds.

Gifts are receipted for income tax purposes.

Charitable Registration No.: 119156412RR0001