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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation announces Christmas funding

Friday, 18.12.2009 / 3:26 PM / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
By Edmonton Oilers Press Release
Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is proud to announce its 2009 Christmas Funding totaling over $75,000. This year alone, the EOCF has donated $1.5 million to charities across Northern Alberta who focus their activities on youth, education, health and wellness.

“For the eighth year running, the EOCF is proud to announce our Christmas funding in support of charities who are helping to improve communities across Oil Country,” said Natalie Minckler, EOCF’s Executive Director. “We sincerely thank our fans and supporters who’ve given so generously this year enabling us to make these donations.”

The following 13 charitable organizations across Northern Alberta will benefit from this funding:
  • Alberta Adaptabilities Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Cold Lake
  • Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS)
  • Edmonton Inner City Children’s Project Society
  • Heart of the City Piano Program
  • Kids In The Hall Bistro
  • Linking Generations
  • Edmonton Meals on Wheels
  • Mustard Seed (Edmonton)
  • Salvation Army Edmonton Community & Family Services
  • United Way Fort McMurray
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada
  • Edmonton Community Foundation for the Craig Simpson & Friends Charity Fund
The EOCF is also proud to support Oilers employees in their giving through the employee matching program. Each year, the EOCF will match one donation per employee up to $100.  For additional information on the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and their activities, please visit oilersfoundation.ca.

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is dedicated to building strong and vibrant communities by contributing its resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the residents of Oil Country. The EOCF has worked to change lives in Oil Country through their support of a host of deserving organizations. The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to registered charities throughout Central and Northern Alberta who focus their activities on youth, education and health and wellness.

Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, TELUS, Cenovus Energy and Ford.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta.  Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education and health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.
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