Highlights of 2015
2015 was an amazing year at Kids Kottage, filled with inspiration from so many places. The children in our care and their families continue to show us every day what true bravery and determination look like, as they continue to grow stronger with our support. It isn’t always easy working in this business, but all it takes is the smile of one grateful mother and the laughter of one safe child to remind us of how important the work we do is, and how every little bit helps.
We were also inspired by our community. During a time of economic uncertainty, we were blown away by the generosity in the Edmonton area, proving that even during tough times, Edmontonians still make sure our most vulnerable are taken care of. Our cause was taken up by so many groups of enthusiastic fundraisers and volunteers who hosted events large and small to support us any way they could. Whether dropping off donations, manning the Ikea Tree Lot, or hosting a gala in support of Kids Kottage, our community truly rallied around us this year, and we could not be more thankful.
Thank you to everyone who donated items from our wishlist, who dropped by with baby food and new toys for the children, who knitted hats, mittens and blankets for our children, who fundraised at work or at home and came by with financial contributions, or called in to support our Radiothon, which was the most successful one we’ve ever held, raising over $150,000!
Thank you to our volunteers who helped us at the Kottage with baking, renovating, tidying, and rocking our little ones to sleep, and our event volunteers who served on committees, who answered phones at Radiothon, and set up the gala.
Thank you to our sponsors, who made each event such a success, offering time and financial support to help bring our Valentine Event and our Gotham Gala to life.
Thank you to our guests, who supported us by attending those events, by purchasing items in our silent and live auctions, by donating to our cause.
Thank you to the community groups who embraced our cause, hosting donation drives and fundraising events to support Kids Kottage, including our friends at Laugh for Life and the U of A Medical Faculty’s Affair for the Heart.
Thank you to our Earth Angels, Mammoet and Brookfield Residential, who have embraced everything Kids Kottage stands for, supporting us with their annual financial commitment each year and then taking our cause as their own, doing more fundraising and volunteering and helping however they can, in so many incredible ways!
It was been an amazing and inspiring year here at the Kottage, and with your help, we were able to keep so many children safe, and strengthen so many families. Thank you to everyone who made 2015 such a success, and all the best in 2016!