RAFFLE #37: Progressive Jackpot is OVER $19,100 with only 16 cards left. Tickets at CamroseChaseTheACE.org until 6 PM December 11
The Camrose Service Club Group is offering a Chase the Ace Progressive Raffle. Every 2-week event will feature a deserving charity to receive a portion of the ticket sales during that event as well as also supporting our major charity - the Hospice Society. Tickets and more information is available at CamroseChaseTheAce.org. Our current Featured Charity is:
SOS PROGRAM (Service Options for Seniors)
SOS Program (Service Options for Seniors) will receive 20% of ticket sales from this event to defray offices expense, rent, marketing and programming costs. SOS offers information, referral, advocacy and support to older adults and their families. Their goal is to foster independence and build the resiliency required to age well in community.
The SOS Program has served this community since 2004, assisting seniors and their champions. As a small agency, it is nimble and able to get ahead of emerging trends, adapting services to best meet the current needs of local seniors. SOS partners with the Canada Revenue Agency to provide free income tax filing for low-income members of our community – of all ages. Over 1,000 2021 tax returns were processed this year injecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refunds back into the community. Income tax filing is the foundation of the SOS program and is the gateway to financial support, housing and food security programs.
A few of the services SOS offers seniors and their champions:
  • Empowering seniors with information and support to thrive in community: from offering social media safety programs and cannabis information sessions to connecting seniors with their elected officials and many other community stakeholders through the SOS Café,
  • working with the Camrose Food Bank to deliver hampers to seniors,
  • working with landlords throughout Camrose to access rental subsidies for seniors, assisting seniors with hearing impairments make phone calls to utility companies, Visa/MC, banks, Telus, pension funds, Blue Cross, assisting in housing seniors living precariously,
  • maintaining a database of Camrose apartments,
  • assisting folks to access MAID information,
  • delivering transit tokens to seniors,
  • assisting seniors with what often seems like an overwhelming amount of paperwork required to access programs at all levels of government.
Learn more about their great work at https://www.facebook.com/sosprogramcamrose/
The Hospice Society of Camrose and District (HSCD) is excited to have been chosen as the major project recipient for the Chase the Ace Progressive raffle. 20% of ticket sales from every event in the raffle is designated for donation to HSCD. This event the spotlight is on:
Celebrating Our Volunteers
Volunteer coordinator, Joy LeBlanc, has a list of more than 100 volunteers and she loves them all. Depending on the Covid-19 rules, the volunteers can sit by the side of a dying person, offer comfort to someone who has lost a loved one, or offer friendship to the lonely.
“What makes a great volunteer is the ability to listen”, said LeBlanc.
“We want them to be present to the other person. A good volunteer is comfortable with themselves and comfortable bearing witness to another’s pain.”
While volunteers can choose how they want to help, they all receive training to deal with loneliness, isolation, palliative care and how to spend time with someone who is grieving.
In 2020, our volunteers donated more than 3,000 hours of their time and have connected with more than 3,300 people through our programs in schools, hospitals and homes.
If you want to know how to volunteer, have a look at our opportunities, or contact Joy at 587-322-9269. If you can’t volunteer, but would like to help financially, click our link to make a donation.
Thank you for your support of this fundraising and community building project of the Camrose Service Clubs Group - you are making a difference in our communities.
Learn more about our charities at CamroseChasetheAce.org
Tickets available at CamroseChaseTheAce.org
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