Tree of Plenty 2015

the BLOG: Do SomethingAmazing

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Share your Story

Motivate the Masses

Guest Bloggers:

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.strongrootsconsulting.ca/2014/12/one-connection/"]Brian  @StrongRoots_SK[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.shiftdevelopment.com/events/2014/12/9/hot-on-the-heals-of-black-fridaygiving-tuesday"]Carrie  @220yxe[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://fineartsandfreckles.com/2014/12/09/giving-tuesday/"]Desaree  @WeAreIsland[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.mycreativefling.com/2014/12/giving-tuesday.html"]Lynette  @MyCreativeFling[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.ourcollectivemuse.com/ocm-blog/2014/12/7/over-5000-children-each-month-at-the-saskatoon-food-bank"]Susan  @susantweets[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/greertilford"]Greer @220yxe[/button]

 

Written by: Jasmin Fookes, Communications & Events Coordinator @yxefoodbank

Our community is full of amazing people. During my time employed with the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre I have come to accept that I can’t assume I know where the day will take me.

Volunteers, clients and colleagues share their time, skills, and amazing stories of resilience, philanthropy, empathy, courage and compassion every single day. It is our joy and privilege to share these stories and see how they inspire others to do something amazing for our community.

Everyone has unique skills and passions to contribute and we love getting to know what that is. This Giving Tuesday we welcomed two energetic volunteer groups from our Riversdale neighbours, the Two Twenty, home for many of the city's creative and progressive industries and businesses. Each year during the holiday season the fine folks at the Two Twenty collect food to donate and this year they set a goal of collecting enough for 50 children! Carrie asked us how, together, we could create a bigger impact throughout the entire year. We decided to start with GivingTuesday and a creative collaboration to motivate the masses through social media.

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday,GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.

The volunteers from the Two Twenty crafted social media hype in the lead up and during their volunteer shift with us. You can follow their involvement on twitter using @yxefoodbank @220yxe #GivingTuesday and #amazing YXE

We LOVED the creative energy and collaboration and look forward to working more with the Two Twenty. We'll be posting their blog posts below, check back for more as the week progresses.

Guest Bloggers:

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.strongrootsconsulting.ca/2014/12/one-connection/"]Brian  @StrongRoots_SK[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.shiftdevelopment.com/events/2014/12/9/hot-on-the-heals-of-black-fridaygiving-tuesday"]Carrie  @220yxe[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://fineartsandfreckles.com/2014/12/09/giving-tuesday/"]Desaree  @WeAreIsland[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.mycreativefling.com/2014/12/giving-tuesday.html"]Lynette  @MyCreativeFling[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.ourcollectivemuse.com/ocm-blog/2014/12/7/over-5000-children-each-month-at-the-saskatoon-food-bank"]Susan  @susantweets[/button]

[button color="#006633" background="#99cc33" size="medium" src="http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/greertilford"]Greer @220yxe[/button]

 

 

 

 

Tree of Plenty - Donation Dollars Doubled!

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TREE OF PLENTY

We kicked off the 24th Annual Tree of Plenty campaign on Wednesday Nov. 20 (not so) bright and early with our good friends from CTV. They joined us at the Food Bank for four live hits on their morning show, always good fun!

The Tree of Plenty Campaign is our organization’s largest fundraiser and generates about a third of our annual operating budget.  With help from generous community champions we hope to raise $400,000 AND 400,000 pounds of food to help families right here in Saskatoon.

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 - Donate Online -

YOUR  DOLLARS  DOUBLED

Later that morning we held a press conference where Denita Stann PotashCorp VP Investor/Public Relations announced a $1 million matching gift campaign for Saskatchewan Food Banks. Between now and Jan. 16th 2015, every time you donate funds, whether it's directly to us or by attending an event like Huron Carole, every dollar will be doubled!

- Donate Here -

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Contributing Has Never Been Easier

Simply click hereto make a personal donation online or click here to make a donation in someone’s name as the perfect holiday gift. You can also text givebackyxe to 20222 where you will be asked to choose $5 $10 $20 or $25 *

* (the carriers that participate are nationwide and include: Bell Mobility, MTS Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, Videotron, and WIND Mobile and all other branches under these carriers-Fido, Koodo, etc. Regular data rates may apply.)

DO SOMETHING AMAZING

Holiday Season 2014

Amazing things happen every day at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.  Our Do Something Amazing movement celebrates the best in all of us.  Over the 2014 holiday season we profile amazing people and events in our community with hopes of inspiring a snow ball effect.

Giving Tuesday

Dec. 2, 2014

The Christmas Pajama Drive

Dec. 7, 2014

 

Comfort & Joy

December 2014

 

 Pianoathon - Bassment

Dec. 12, 2014

 

 Huron Carole

Dec.17, 2014

An enchanting musical re-enactment of the very first Huron Carole concert that took place in 1987.  Alongside concert series founder Tom Jackson,  guest artists in both the musical (Act 1) and special concert (Act 2) include Don Amero, Shannon Gaye, Beverley Mahood and One More Girl.

 

Stuff the Bus

Dec.18, 2014