Tis the season of giving, and The Leg Up Foundation has truly embraced the spirit of generosity and community at the 2023 International Christmas Market presented by TELUS. We are thrilled to announce that, through the success of 50/50 draws and ticket sales, we have raised an incredible $20,000. These funds are not just numbers; they represent the collective goodwill of those who participated, contributing to a cause that touches the lives of many. In the true spirit of the holidays, The Leg Up Foundation is directing these funds to support five essential community partners: the Calgary Food Bank, the Okotoks Food Bank, the Airdrie Food Bank, the Cochrane Food Bank, and the Tsuut'ina Food Bank.
The International Christmas Market was not just a celebration of the festive season but also a platform for unity and giving back. Attendees, sponsors, and volunteers joined hands to create an atmosphere of warmth and compassion. The success of the 50/50 draws and ticket sales is a testament to the power of community coming together for a common cause.
The Leg Up Foundation believes in addressing immediate needs within our community. With the funds raised, we are proud to support five remarkable organizations that play a crucial role in alleviating food insecurity: the Calgary Food Bank, the Okotoks Food Bank, the Airdrie Food Bank, the Cochrane Food Bank, and the Tsuut'ina Food Bank.
While the $20,000 may be a tangible figure, the impact of these funds is immeasurable. Every dollar raised translates into meals on the table, support for families in need, and a brighter holiday season for those facing challenges. The Leg Up Foundation is not just writing a check; we are writing a story of hope, compassion, and community resilience.
As we reflect on the success of the 2023 International Christmas Market, The Leg Up Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who played a part in making this initiative a success. Together, we are creating a ripple effect of kindness that will resonate far beyond the holiday season. This is not just a donation; it's an investment in the well-being of our community, a gift that keeps on giving. The Leg Up Foundation looks forward to continuing our journey of making a positive impact, one community event at a time.
Happy holidays to all, and may the spirit of giving continue to flourish throughout the year.