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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: A reminder... Reply with quote

... of some oft-forgotten charities that don't see a lot of promotion over the holiday season, from Ranting Owl:

LK wrote:
Operation Santa Claus

A program that sends deployed Canadian Forces members a Christmas gift package filled with items donated by Canadian corporations. Packages also include letters and Christmas cards from school children and loved ones. These special packages bring a feeling of home to those deployed Canadian Forces members serving in remote Canadian locations and overseas.

Military Families Fund

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need. It will help with short-term emergencies and also provide long-term support.

Soldier On

The Soldier On Fund provides financial grants to injured CF personnel to, purchase adapted sports equipment and/or assistive devices; subsidize fitness and sport related activity expenses that directly contribute to enhancing or maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle; and/or subsidize high performance training expenses.

The Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warriors Fund

The fund supplies injured soldiers with packs containing blankets, DVD players, a Team Canada jersey, and other items designed to make their hospital stay more bearable. Hospitals caring for Canadian Forces personnel are supplied with video games, music and movies, as well as computers and other sources of entertainment for their patients. The fund additionally provides support to Fisher House, a facility in Germany that provides free accommodations to relatives of soldiers requiring serious medical care.

Boomer's Legacy

Boomer’s Legacy is named in remembrance of Corporal Andrew James Eykelenboom, a Canadian military medic who was killed by a suicide bomber in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan in August 2006 at age 23. The funds raised will be used to directly support the people of Afghanistan affected by poverty and war with emphasis on programs and services for women and children. The funds will be expended through Canadian Forces, Task Force Afghanistan using the Assistance to Afghanistan Trust Fund, under the authority of the Commander, Task Force Afghanistan.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this!

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