Calgary, AB (January 10, 2019) – STEP is proud to announce that, with its dollar-for-dollar corporate match, the total amount raised by employees for its annual 2018 Christmas Spirit Campaign was $89,640 across North America. Since inception, STEP’s company-matched Christmas Spirit Campaign has raised over $290,000 for charities across North America.
As part of the campaign, STEP challenges its service centers and professionals to fundraise or make a community impact to those less fortunate. These charities are chosen by each service center and help some of society’s most vulnerable – women, children, and families with less fortunate means.
The charities helped in this year's Christmas Spirit Campaign are as follows:
Blackfalds, AB: Blackfalds Christmas Bureau
Calgary, AB: The United Way
Fort St. John, BC: Women's Resource Society
Grande Prairie, AB: The Odyssey House
Medicine Hat, AB: Canadian Mental Health Association
Red Deer, AB: Red Deer Christmas Bureau & Food Bank Society
San Antonio, Floresville, Midland, Arcadia
Donation to be split between: Floresville Food Pantry & Resource Center, West Texas Food Bank, and the Bread of Life Food Ministry, First Baptist Church of Arcadia
Houston and McAlester
Donation to be split between: Houston Food Bank and the McAlester Youth Emergency Shelter