As we go into a new year, we take some time to reflect on some of the amazing accomplishments that we have seen in 2020.
First off, we are so proud to say that we are finishing off the year having furnished 127 homes in December and helping 184 people move out of homelessness. It is so wonderful to know that 52 kids will be celebrating the holidays in their own homes in the safety and comfort of their new spaces.
2020 was a learning year for Find. We continue to navigate a global pandemic that has impacted so many, we were able to help house more folks than we ever have before and we saw an absolute sense of community and care in the face of these adversities.
This year helped us realize just how phenomenal and caring our community really is. Donations have gone up, which means we are able to help more people and that is truly something to be grateful for. The work we do is not possible without the incredible generosity of our fellow Edmontonians and for that we want to end this year with a resounding THANK YOU!
Each item you donate to Find helps someone move out of homelessness, whether they receive the item specially or it is sold through one of our stores. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate the incredible support that we have received this year from your donations.
As we go into a holiday break, we would like to thank our amazing staff who work tirelessly to process items, do deliveries and pick ups, select furniture and get items ready for sale for both our retail location and our online store. These folks are so dedicated and passionate about ending homelessness in our community and it reflects in everything they do. We are so proud of the work they have done over the past year and can't wait to see the impact we can make in 2021 together.
We give kudos to the housing teams and the incredible work they accomplish every day in finding the units and helping Housing First participants move out of homelessness. We are in awe of the hard work and dedication they show. It's not an easy task, but they do it with a smile and we are so happy to work along side them in this fight to end homelessness.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Find will be closed from December 25 until January 3rd for the holidays. We ask that you please hold on to your donations until we get back in January as we will be in need of items for Housing First starting January 4th.
While we know this time of year can be difficult for many, we send you all the warmest wishes for the holiday season and all the best in the coming year.
Please be safe, be kind to each other and continue to spread love everywhere you go.
Pictured: Jake, Retail Associate and Art The Tibetan Lama Llama (for sale!)