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CACAC 50/50 Lottery winner takes home $124,000.00

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Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre 50/50 Cash Lottery

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre 50/50 Cash Lottery is now complete, and our lucky winner has been drawn out of 140,082 ballots – taking home $124,272.50!

The CACAC is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 50/50 Cash Lottery: Serena Rohrer of Blackfalds, Alberta!

We would like to thank Serena for her support of our lottery and congratulate her on her exciting prize!

“Every time I buy a ticket to this I always think that it doesn’t even matter if I win the lottery, I would donate to the CAC any day, any time – this organization means a lot to me.” Serena R. on the phone after we told her that she won.

This lottery not only successfully raised money for our organization, but it helped create even more awareness throughout all of Alberta, and we are extremely happy with the reach we were able to attain and the support we received.

“We have many loyal supporters who bought tickets again, and now we have a whole new group of people who have come on board once they recognized us at various community events, as they see the importance of the work that we do for our vulnerable children in Central Alberta.” Mark Jones, CEO

In just over two years, the CACAC has been able support over 880 children who have been impacted by abuse – from 78 Central Alberta (and surrounding) communities, through our collaboration and partnerships.

“[Through this lottery] we will continue to create programs around our children and their families, and then to get it out into school organizations and in the social work community and the nursing world – to work with people about identifying the signs of abuse and identifying what to do if they suspect abuse. Awareness programs for our frontline people.” Mark Jones, CEO on which areas the lottery will support in the CACAC.

We would like to thank the community of Alberta for supporting our lottery, and our cause. This initiative truly will change and save lives. Thank you to all of our sponsor partners for helping us make this lottery a success, and to our committee for putting in countless hours. We look forward to our next initiative and hope that you continue with us on our journey to change the way Central Alberta responds to child abuse. 

About CACAC: The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity.

We work in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with supported recovery.

For more information on CACAC, please visit: centralalbertacac.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity. We work in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children's Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with supported recovery. It takes courage and bravery for a child to share their story of abuse, for families to bring their children forward, to believe, to listen without judgement, and to seek justice. Supporting the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre today is an investment in the promise and possibility of a healthy future for our children and our community.

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100 Women Who Care event results in significant boost to Central Alberta charities

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Congratulations to the community charitable organization 100 Women Who Care on a very successful fund / resource raising event on the weekend.  

From 100 Women Who Care

Thank you to everyone who participated in Saturday’s Drive Thru Meeting. As always, the generosity of all of you amazes us. 

To date, the tallies for the three charities are:

  • Family Services of Central Alberta – $3080
  • Alzheimer Society – $2490
  • Parkland School – $2090

There’s more!

  • Cindy filled her truck to the brim with donations of socks, gloves, toiletries, sanitary supplies, and warm clothing for Safe Harbour.
  • Judy Scott filled her vehicle with cookies, chocolates, crackers, and other goodies for The Gifts for Grandparents Program.
  • Donna Durham filled her vehicle with toys, games, and more for The Christmas Bureau. 

But it didn’t stop there!

  • $170 extra plus $50 in gift cards for Safe Harbour
  • $1450 extra for The Christmas Bureau
  • $50 extra for The Food Bank
  • $150 for the Children’s Advocacy Centre of Central Alberta

We have so many more reasons to be grateful:

  • Thank you for making our day and helping us kick off the festive season in the spirit of giving. We can’t think of a year when supporting ourcommunity has ever been more necessary.
  • Thank you to Judy and Donna for their help with the collections.
  • Thank you to Debbie and Robyn for hosting us at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. Please pass on our appreciation to the chef for baking the fabulous festive cookies.

It’s not to late to donate. You can:

  • Drop off or mail a cheque to 4751-56 Street, Red Deer T4N 2K2
            • Donate online to The Alzheimer Society (www.alzheimer.ca/ab/en) or Family Services of Central Alberta (https://fsca.ca/donation/). Please send us an email to let us know you donated so we can keep track of our tallies. At the moment, online donations to Parkland School are not available.
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Downtown Business Spotlight: Motion

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This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Motion! This business specializes in customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for clients of any age and is located at 4720 50 Ave. We sat down with Regional Manager, Trudy Russell, to learn more!

What is your business?

Motion is Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive and customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for a wide variety of clients from children to elderly adults. Serving communities in Alberta, BC, Ontario and Saskatchewan for more than 30 years, it is Motion’s mission to improve the lives of our clients every day with solutions that are delivered professionally, consistently and with integrity.

When did your business open?

Motion (formerly Motion Specialties) began serving the Red Deer community in October 2011. Previously located at 5301 43 Street, our facility moved to 4720 50 Avenue in the heart of downtown in June 2017 – an exciting opportunity to become a part of the Downtown Red Deer Business Association.

What makes your business unique?

The products and services we provide are truly life changing. It’s the difference between someone being bed ridden or limited to where they can go vs. getting outside, visiting family and friends, and continuing the activities they love the most. Our clients are people with important life needs and our caring and knowledgeable experts understand the importance of customized solutions.

What are some products/services that you offer?

Products include wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, stairlifts, ramps, ceiling lifts, homecare beds, and more. Whether a client is being fitted for equipment for the first time, is in need of an equipment repair, looking to upgrade their solution or looking to rent equipment following a surgery or due to injury, Motion’s knowledgeable experts are ready to deliver with the utmost of care and respect.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business? 

As it is Motion’s vision to make life accessible for everyone, this is top of mind when choosing a location for our facility. Clients need to be able to drive their scooter or power wheelchair, for example, with ease not only in our facility but in the community where we are situated, and Downtown Red Deer offers this accessibility.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

The buildings, including ours, have history and character; we were a Simpsons-Sears in the 1960s! Keeping Downtown Red Deer alive with the Farmers Market in the Summer, featuring local Artists sharing their beautiful voices, is always a wonderful event to witness.

I love Downtown Red Deer because… It’s an incredibly close-knit and supportive community that we’re proud to be a part of.

If you’re looking for a business that specializes in making life accessible for all, look no further than Motion. Check out their website and social media pages!

Website: https://motioncares.ca/locations/red-deer 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motioncares

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motioncares/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/motioncares

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