Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by Altalink – December 2018
Birdies for Kids is a fundraising program with 180 participating charities from across Alberta. The program was created to provide an incentive to give, by matching all donations collected by the charity up to 50%. The added incentive is that 100% of all donations go to the designated charity, as well as the number of birdies made by PGA Tour Champion players.
This year ConnecTeen was a participating charity and we are very grateful to our donors and the Birdies for Kids Program for raising $93,845. These funds will go toward supporting our online (chat & text) peer crisis service, which has experienced a significant increase in demand in 2018.
So far in 2018 (as of September 30, 2018), our highly trained volunteers have responded to 1389 chats and 2906 texts.