Supporting Local 2020
August 5, 2020

Our visits on our tour this summer have taken us to Interval House, Cosmopolitan Industries, then to CHEP Good Food Inc. and Egadz.

We’d like to give a shout out to Verna for hosting our Warman Gas Bar team visit to Saskatoon Interval House.

In addition to housing victims of domestic violence, Interval House provides awareness in the community, as well as programs aimed at prevention.

The donation we provided them will go toward maintaining and running the shelter, and programs for the women and children who use the facility.
For more information about this non-profit visit Interval House.

[Photo above: top left clockwise: Jesse, Andrew, Verna & Adam]

Cosmopolitan Industries has been a fixture in our community supporting those with intellectual disabilities since 1982. Vocational, volunteer, recycling, educational and creative programs support over 400 participants and include 150 staff members.

We visited Cosmo Industries with our team members from our WSB Division this week to present a cheque for over $2,900 in support.

A tour wasn’t possible due to COVID, yet we were provided insight by long serving member Sharlene into the happenings at their Alberta Ave location. Although the pandemic has changed the processes and full services provided to participants in the short-term, there are continued online interactions and field trips. Cosmo Industries is enriching lives every day!

The pandemic has also limited some key fundraising initiatives, such as their annual golf tournament. If you’d like to support Cosmo Industries, or just have your garage emptied of recyclables, you can sign up today to have your bottles and cans picked up by the Cans for Cosmo program.

[Photo above: left to right: Dale, Sharlene, Majken, Adam & Venus is behind the camera!]

CHEP Good Food Inc.
is a non-profit group that receives donated food from local stores to sell at their market for those in need. They run a food Hamper program for low income families and those that are struggling through the pandemic.
Also CHEP helps with a breakfast and lunch program with near-by schools for the children that don’t have the luxury of receiving those meals. A class has been created to help teach teens how to prepare and cook meals for themselves or younger siblings that live on their own.

We are proud to support CHEP again this year! Thanks Jean, for hosting a visit from our Stonebridge Food team members.

[Photo above, left to right: Tanya N, Gary B, Jean G, Dion F, Henry L, Tyler B ]

Egadz (Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc.) Our staff really enjoyed the opportunity to go out and see the good that comes from the support the Saskatoon Coop provides to the community. We were all genuinely surprised by how many programs Egadz provides and the reach that organization has. On the way home, the staff and I came up with a plan to do a quick presentation on our favorite programs that we learned about while visiting.
At our next weekly “Toolbox Meeting” we will inform the rest of the staff of our visit and provide a brief description of one of our favorite programs Egadz offers.

[Photo above, left to right: Colin P, Benedict H, Kevin B (Agro Centre team members), Maria P (Egadz), Amanda G (Egadz).