Get Involved and Make a Difference!
Are you looking to meet new people, get involved in your local community, and make a difference for those in need?
The BCO Board is currently looking to fill a few key volunteer positions in the communities we serve:
• Director (Okotoks/Foothills)
• Director (Lethbridge)
If you or someone you know has that special spark to put a little more kindness into the world, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to meet you!
BCO's 2021 Movie Night Fundraiser at High River Sunset Drive-In
BCO just wrapped up our second annual movie night fundraiser at the High River Sunset Drive-In! This year's double feature was fun for the whole family, with 'Frozen' followed by 'Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom. The Sunset is a fantastic local venue where a portion of the proceeds always goes to local charities, and we are blessed to be included among the foothills nonprofits they support.
BCO Volunteers Man the Box Office
As always, a huge BCO thank you goes to our wonderful team of volunteers who helped us take tickets, park cars and generally ensure everyone had a great time! These events would not be possible without the helping hands of our volunteers- and even with rain threatening the evening turned out beautifully this year.
Stay Tuned: Our Next Movie Night TBD Summer 2022
Stay tuned until Summer 2022 for our next movie night fundraiser at the Drive-In! In the meantime check out some of the other awesome flicks coming to the Sunset and enjoy that feel-good glow of supporting local charities while you enjoy a classic movie night under the stars!
Building Mental Health Awareness and Breaking Down Stigma in Rural Alberta
Since launching in February 2021 as an innovative mental health initiative aimed at helping the incredible folks behind small businesses in rural Alberta navigate the escalated stress and anxiety of the Covid-19 pandemic, the HeadStrong program has extended top-notch group/one-on-one coaching sessions and psychological services to many community members struggling to keep their businesses afloat and their wellness intact. The work we have been doing through this initiative is critically important, as rural Albertans often face additional challenges when struggling with mental health in small communities where these issues and the act of seeking help are often stigmatized unfairly.
HeadStrong Webinars: Sharing Real Talk About Mental Health Online
A collaborative effort, HeadStrong is also having an impact by reaching out through an ongoing series of free webinars and online workshops, featuring local personalities, business owners, and mental health professionals. Join us (and invite your network!) for these open conversations and learn practical tools and real-world strategies to navigate stress and mental health challenges as we look to the post-Covid future and assess the pandemic's impact on wellness in our community.
Join Us for Upcoming Events and Check out Our Summer Webinar Schedule!
For more information on upcoming events and mental health services offered through the HeadStrong initiative, please go to www.headstrongprogram.com or email our team at email@example.com. Let's keep building momentum for mental health awareness, and finding new ways to help ourselves and other members of our communities #becomeheadstrong in rural Alberta!
BCO's Spring Clothing Drive is officially underway in Lethbridge!
Are you busy decluttering to see what still sparks joy in your home? Maybe tackling a little spring cleaning? Pair your closet refresh with an act of kindness to help those in need!
How to Donate
Donations can be dropped off at any of our partner Ashcroft and Stranville Living show home locations until May 24. We are asking for donations of new or gently used clothing, laundered and bagged to keep every one safe and comply with current public health rules.
Special thanks to Ashcroft Master Builder and Stranville Living for providing us easy-to-access drop-off locations this year! We are beyond grateful for their help- and for all of the support we have received from the community so far. Let's keep it going Lethbridge!
We are a charitable organization based in Alberta, Canada. We are devoted to helping the homeless through various fundraising events, clothing and essentials drives, and our eventual goal is transitional housing.