The Trusted Regina Directory team and all of the the Trusted Regina businesses we partner with are based in Regina and we all care about the Regina community!
The Trusted team wanted to join in the amazing spirit of giving that we saw happening this year in the Queen City. Individuals we were inspired by were those like Niall O'Hanlon from the Fat Badger that motivated hundreds to give to the soon to be arriving Syrian refugees, showing the true heart of the majority! THIS MAKE OUR HEARTS SING and gave us the motivation to do something !!
SO....On December 14th we posted on the Trusted Regina Facebook page, asking for the Regina public to nominate their personal favorite Regina based non profit organization. We also wanted to know WHY they were nominated. We committed to choose 1 of the nominated organizations to receive a $500 cheque on December 23rd from the Trusted Regina team.
Regina, you have done yourself proud!! We are absolutely over joyed that so many of you shared your favorite charity, group and places that are out there in our community making a difference every day of the year!
Some of these are well established Regina organizations that have been around for many years, some are true grass roots initiatives of everyday people coming together to affect positive change in our community and we salute them ALL!
Many of them we have donated items and money to in the last 4 years we have been in business, those include:
Others we had never heard of & we really appreciated getting to know more about them and what they do!! Thank you everyone who took the time to share their favourite!!
We regret that there can only be 1 recipient of the $500 donation - we really wish we could afford to give a cheque to every single one, as all are so deserving, but we are just a small local business and we just can not afford that at this time.
We have decided to give our donation to an organization that we haven't helped before, one that we know offers a service to the most vulnerable in their hours of desperate need.
An organization who's mission it is 'To build a community where respect, equality and freedom create an environment where violence against women and children does not exist. ' .
We know that the holiday season is a time when family & relationship tensions can strain to breaking point and we want to do what we can to help this amazing Regina organization this year.
BUT WAIT ...there's more...
We may not be able to stroke a $500 cheque for all the organizations and groups that were nominated on the Facebook post we did...but we can do something for each of them!
Keep checking into our Facebook page between now and Christmas Eve, so you will be able to keep up with the activities of the Trusted Regina Elves - See the 3 of them in this delightful video INSPIRED BY and it is A PERSONAL SALUTE TO REGINA CAT RESCUE - who were the most nominated of all the Regina organizations this year!
We look forward to making your kittys purrrrrr with our gift!
WE are going to do our best to help each and everyone of the organizations, groups and people YOU nominated and appreciate so much! We cannot promise $500 gifts, but we do care, and we know that what we are going to do will help ...so thank you all for the list of all these amazing Regina people and organizations who are definitely on the NICE LIST this year!!!!