Everybody Deserves a Smile launches its 2015 campaign
(November 16, 2015 – Comox Valley, BC) This season, Everybody Deserves a Smile Comox Valley sees its largest campaign yet. With a goal to make 800 care packages for the homeless in the communities of the Comox Valley, Victoria, East Hasting in Vancouver and Montreal, Quebec. EDAS also runs out of the communities in Campbell River, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Red Deer, Alberta.
EDAS has received overwhelming support from the Comox Valley year after year and is reaching out for donations for care packages once again this year. Toques, mittens, scarves, wool socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste will be accepted at drop off locations in the Comox Valley including: École Puntledge Park Elementary School, Zocalo Café and Gallery, RE/MAX, Courtenay, Lewis Centre, Comox Community Centre and Seeds Food Market in Cumberland. Deadline to drop off donations is December 7th. Cash donations can be made payable to EDAS.
This year’s partnering schools are Queeneesh Elementary, Brooklyn Elementary, Highland Secondary, G.P Vanier Secondary, Mark Isfeld Secondary, Cumberland Community School, École Robb Road, Huband Park Elementary, Royston Elementary and Glacier View Secondary Center.
A special thank you to École Puntledge Park Elementary School for being our host school.
Another special thanks goes to organizations that support EDAS each year. Thank you to Cumberland Rotary, Comox Rotary, Courtenay Rotary and Sunrise Strathcona Rotary for your unwavering encouragement and a special thank you to the Rotary Book Sale Club for donating books for the last 3 years.
About Everybody Deserves a Smile
Everybody Deserves A Smile (EDAS) is a not for profit organization that began as a grassroots project in Edmonton, right before Christmas in 2003. Four friends came together and left 88 homemade care packages on garbage bins in the backstreets of downtown. At the time they hoped to bring a smile to those living on our streets, letting them know that they were not alone and not forgotten that Christmas. Now, several years later, thousands of care packages have been given to the homeless, and this simple yet powerful purpose continues to this day. Although EDAS has focused on helping the homeless, it aspires to help everyone feel significant in some way.