The devastating discovery of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School is a painful reminder of the residential school system’s horrific legacy of violence and abuse. The YWCAs of Alberta mourn these children, and extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the survivors, families and all First Nations people throughout Turtle Island. Without Truth, there can be no Reconciliation. The traumas that communities, families, and survivors of residential schools endured have been passed
Text KIDS211 to 30333 to donate $10
Your $10 can grow into a donation of $30 to YWCA Edmonton, supporting our work as we continue to strive towards creating a community with equity, opportunity, and choice for all with the #ChipinforKids campaign.
With Shaw’s new Text to Donate initiative, Albertans can easily grow their donation to YWCA Edmonton. We need your support now more than ever as the demand for our services has only increased as communities continue to face challenges arising from COVID-19.
Shaw Charity Classic and YWCA Edmonton History
Over the past four years, we have been so grateful to Shaw for their support of YWCA Edmonton’s youth programming through their annual Shaw Charity Classic and Birdies for Kids program. Their support has been felt across all of our programs serving and supporting Alberta’s young people from our Counselling Services to our GirlSpace program and our beloved Camp Yowochas. This year, though we can’t physically come together for the Shaw Charity Classic event, Shaw is still committed to supporting YWCA Edmonton during this critical year, with your help.
The real winners of the Shaw Charity Classic have always been the hundreds of thousands of children and youth across Alberta who rely on charitable organizations, like ours, that support local community needs. This year, Albertans can help raise money for local organizations like ours though the #ChipinforKids campaign. Donations and matched contributions raised through #ChipinforKids program will help ensure that YWCA Edmonton and other local charities that have been strained by COVID-19 will be able to continue supporting our community.
Chip in for Kids FAQ
How do I make a donation to YWCA Edmonton through Chip In For Kids? When you text KIDS211 to 30333, a $10 charge will be applied to your cell phone bill. Your donation and Shaw’s matching funds will be directed to YWCA Edmonton.
When will YWCA Edmonton get the funds? The total contributions from the Chip in for Kids initiative will be distributed to charities along with the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink funds in the late fall.
Do charities have to pay to be a part of Chip in for Kids? Not at all. Shaw and the Shaw Charity Classic are covering the costs of the text-to-donate campaign and all of the administrative fees. Charities will receive 100% of the matched funds.
Can someone make more than one text-to-donate donation? Yes. Individuals can text-to-donate as many times as they like, and those donations will be matched.
Is text-to-donate donor information saved and accessible to charities? No. Donor information is not captured during the text-to-donate process and therefore remains secure and private.