2019.06.17 / Robert / Comments Off on Couple donates shopping spree groceries to Calgary Food Bank
Sarah Rieger writing for the CBC:
A couple who won a grocery shopping spree were motivated to go as quickly as they could on Saturday, because they weren’t filling their own pantry.
Chantal Leroux and her partner Ryan Warren won a contest to grab as many items, up to $500, as they could in 50 seconds from Bragg Creek Foods.
“We were really excited to receive the call,” said Leroux. “I immediately envisioned grabbing all sorts of things for my own cupboard and then after I reflected a couple seconds later, I thought what a great opportunity to be able to give back.”
Watch Ryan Warren grab nearly $600 worth of groceries in less than a minute »
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
~ Stephen Vincent Benét (Jul 22, 1898 – Mar 13, 1943)
Stephen Vincent Benét was an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War John Brown’s Body, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for the short stories “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and “By the Waters of Babylon”.
2019.02.26 / Robert / Comments Off on Albert Elliott gives to community he loves
Albert Elliott spends his days as a crossing guard, helping to keep young people safe as they get to and from school. And virtually every evening, he can be found at a Moncton homeless shelter, where he helps with dinner and sets up beds for the night.
On Facebook, Charlie Burrell, who runs the shelter, posted a tribute to Albert Elliott:
“He is an exceptional, loving human being with a heart of gold, and he’s always so happy and positive.”
The Canadian Liberal government is looking to lift two million Canadians out of poverty by 2030 without committing to new spending.
Justin Trudeau’s government will introduce legislation “as early as possible” to entrench the official poverty line into law. The new plan links multiple federal programs to efforts to reduce poverty and predicts those measures will lift about 650,000 Canadians out of poverty by 2019, next year.
Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos pointed to a list of already announced federal programs to reach that goal.
Duclos was in Vancouver Tuesday to unveil the Liberal’s anti-poverty plan, called “Opportunity for All — Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy.”
It calls for a reduction in the rate of poverty by 20 per cent from 2015 levels by 2020 and by 50 per cent by 2030.
That would mean about 2.1 million people would no longer live under the poverty line within 12 years.