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Hope Builders Help out and Raise Awareness

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The Carrington Group Hope Builders have set out to help in our community and raise awareness in our city. On March 29th, some members from the Hope Builders together with the Executive Chef from Lifestyle Options, came together to cook a nutritious and homemade dinner for the residents staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House ® Northern Alberta is a non-profit organization that provides an affordable, safe, comfortable and secure home away from home for families of sick children who travel long distances to seek medical treatment in a local Edmonton hospital. The Hope Builders were proud to be a part of the Home for Dinner program which provides an opportunity for families at the Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta to alleviate stress by enjoying a comforting worry-free meal together when they need it the most.


The Hope Builders invite staff and their families to be Homeless for a Night to raise money and awareness about homeless youth in our city. The participants raise money and their pledges go towards the important programs Y.E.S.S. provides to the youth in our City. Youth Empowerment & Support Services (Y.E.S.S)  is a not-for-profit organization unconditionally devoted to helping youth facing difficult realities. Their one-of-a-kind services provide support to youth who have found other doors closed to them.

Teenage homelessness is a reality in our city. Hundreds of young people sleep on the streets each night with no bed, no food, no electricity, no support. This event provides participants with a very small taste of what one evening without the comforts of home might be like. While the experience for participants comes nowhere close to the reality of actually being on the streets, the event encourages people to move beyond their comfort zone and imagine a life with far less luxury.

While certain comforts such as beds, shelter, privacy and electricity are not available to the participants, the event does offer many enjoyable elements such as live entertainment, a speech from a former client, fire pits after dark, food, refreshments and more located at Telus Field in Edmonton.