Feed Nova Scotia
Feed Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to more than 150 agency member food banks and meal programs, while at the same time striving to eliminate chronic hunger and poverty through research, awareness and support programs.
L'Arche Cape Breton
L'Arche Cape Breton has links with other communities all over the world. It is this international aspect that attracts many people to L'Arche. Over the years, assistants from our community have traveled to L'Arche in India, South America, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, the United States, and all over Canada. By so doing, they have had the opportunity to learn about life and about our world, and especially about how to grow in their understanding of solidarity and the international family.
Young Adult Cancer Canada
Young Adult Cancer Canada is focused on inspiring, informing and supporting young adults, ages 15-39, dealing with cancer. Their website will give you a solid background of its history, current operations and plans for the future.
Titz'n Glitz Halifax raises funds for a project initiated in 2000, Halifax on the Front Line (breast cancer fund).
Money raised through Titz'n Glitz feeds this fund which provides short-term financial assistance to Nova Scotia men and women with breast cancer who are in financial need. Funds provided by Titz'n Glitz are distributed with the help of hospitals and social work departments across the province, to aid breast cancer survivors in financial need. Often, some of the most stressful realities are of a financial nature, including incidental costs. For example, women were missing chemo treatments because they couldn't afford a babysitter.
The Canadian Progress Club's Halifax-Cornwallis Chapter is a dynamic group of women committed to aid and assist those in need. This service club is one of the most active and successful Progress Clubs in Canada. Members are very proud of their contributions to underprivileged children, and fostering the cause of the physically, mentally and socially handicapped in our community. Women and children remain their main priority.
St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation raises funds for equipment, research and education at St. Joseph's Hospital, a facility of the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. It manages those funds professionally and develops valuable partnerships with individuals, staff, community organizations, the business sector and government for the benefit of St. Joseph's Hospital.
Phoenix Youth Programs supports at-risk and homeless youth within the extended community. Its intent is to break the cycle of homelessness by offering a wide range of programs and services to youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Phoenix strives to be a meaningful presence and a voice for social justice in the lives of the youth they serve.
There is an ever-growing need for the services that Phoenix provides. It is through the generosity of community-minded individuals, groups, organizations and companies that they are able to provide the ongoing continuum of care to at-risk and homeless young people. Phoenix provides for immediate needs such as shelter, clothing, and food. From there, youth are given opportunities to create a better future for themselves through programs staffed by caring and skilled individuals.
Since it began in 1953, the United Way of Greater Moncton and southeastern New Brunswick has provided funding and support to programs operating within local agencies in Kent County, Westmorland County and Albert County.
By understanding the root causes of social issues and investing in more than 40 community agencies and 40 diverse agency programs, United Way ensures assistance is available to those needing help in their community. One in three southeastern New Brunswickers will use a United Way service in their lifetimes.
X-Project is a non-profit, volunteer organization composed largely of students from St. Francis Xavier University.
In cooperation with parents and community leaders, X-Project volunteers help children with school work to motivate them to reach higher academic achievements. X-Project creates leadership opportunities and promotes leadership skills for the youth in the community.
X-Project exposes the young people of these communities and their tutors to educational, recreational and social learning experiences. There is a proverb that says, "well done is better than well said." The message in this proverb is that we all need to do the best we can so that we may grow through service to our fellow human beings. This is a philosophy which helped spawn the X-Project and provides motivation for the group today.
United Way is committed to building a strong and healthy community for all. The role of United Way is to match the resources of the community (the fundraising campaign) to those areas of greatest need. United Way agencies respond to health and social service issues in their community.
The United Way of Halifax is an organization that raises money but is not just a fundraiser; an organization that distributes funds but is much more than a funder; an organization that builds community by making it easier for people to find the support they need but doesn’t work with bricks and cement; an organization that helps build lasting relationships and tries to ensure people have the opportunity to build on their own strengths and live lives that are rewarding and supportive.
United Way of Halifax works with a volunteer board of directors to develop a vision for the future, with community leaders to raise money that is distributed every year to a range of not-for-profit organizations, and with community volunteers who allocate the funds to ensure money is invested wisely to make a difference.
The Cape Breton Junior Chamber of Commerce is part of a national organization, with active chapters from coast to coast. The local chapter and membership are affiliated with Junior Chamber International, a world-wide federation of young leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. The mission of JCI Cape Breton is to contribute to the advancement of the Cape Breton and global community, by providing the opportunity for young people to develop their leadership skills, social responsibilities, entrepreneurship and fellowship to create positive change.
Participated in the fundraising efforts for the YMCA Strong kids program
The YMCA Strong Kids Program provides the avenue for a tradition of giving and sharing for the common good and love of others—the meaning of philanthropy. It enables The YMCA to work together with our community to improve the quality of life for children and youth and thus Build Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities.