August 12th is International Youth Day
There are many ways you can give back to the Edmonton youth that are at-risk and need support. You don’t need to volunteer or donate money either!
Go out for dinner
Buy one meal, give one meal with MealShare. For every meal purchased, $1 will go towards purchasing ingredients to make meals for at-risk youth within Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS). Participating Edmonton restaurants are Ampersand 27, Arcadia Bar, Block 1912, Craft Beer Market, Culina Mill Creek, Culina Muttart, Dogwood Cafe, Knosh Catering, Original Joe’s, Panda Hut Express, Rosso Pizzeria and Tiramisu Bistro.
Give away your old arts and crafts supplies
iHuman Youth Society works with traumatized and marginalized youth who live high-risk lifestyles. They help youth find their creative selves and a sense of belonging. They are supported with housing, mental health/addiction services, and of course creative support and outlets.
By donating your old arts and crafts supplies you are not only giving youth a way to express themselves but you are also supporting a great Edmonton society!
Channel your inner child in a game marathon
YESS Quest is hosting a 24-Hour Gaming Marathon on August 19th at Northlands Expo Center. Whether your into video games, card games, action/adventure or old-school board games, this event will be sure to entertain all while supporting a great cause. You’ll be gaming, slaying, and raising money for Youth Empowerment & Support Services.
Give a gift for yourself- or for someone you love
Buy beautiful handmade jewelry and support Little Warriors, a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. This amazing organization provides many support services, including the Be Brave Ranch for children, youth and families who need to heal from sexual abuse. The jewelry was a collaboration by local artisans Fearless hART and Twig and Velvet.
Finally, join the Edmonton Youth Day celebration!
Hosted by SOS Safety Magazine & 104.9 Virgin Radio Edmonton, this one day event is FREE to attend and will be sure to put a smile on your face. Dedicated to providing support and empowerment to our youth (who are our future). As well, local businesses and social organizations who support Edmonton youth will be there if you would like to learn more. Be there Saturday August 12th at Castle Downs Park.