This holiday season, Parlee McLaws is proud to support two outstanding organizations – one in Calgary and one in Edmonton – that have a measurable impact on the communities they serve. Our support of these organizations is just one of the ways we work to enrich and improve the places we are proud to call home. Calgary Herald Christmas Fund In existence for almost a quarter of a century, the Calgary Christmas Fund supports the critically important work of established community groups and programs. Started by a group of Calgary Herald reporters who wanted to make a positive impact in their community, the fund directs donations to existing community programming. Over the years, the fund has supported: downtown outreach programs crisis intervention for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence hot lunch and snack programs delivered to inner city schools barrier-free housing initiatives, and a host of others. In lieu of holiday cards and gifts, Parlee McLaws is once again proud to make a donation on behalf of our clients to the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, so they can continue their important work. http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/christmasfund/index.html Edmonton Christmas Bureau The Edmonton Christmas Bureau is one of Edmonton’s longest serving, and most cherished, non-profit organizations. Each year the organization serves over 65,000 people, including individuals, seniors, and families with children who might otherwise be unable to afford to celebrate the holidays. With the help of individual and corporate donations, the Edmonton Christmas Bureau is able to provide much-needed festive food hampers to Edmonton’s least fortunate. A donation of $35 provides a festive meal for an isolated senior living alone, while $100 provides a holiday meal for a family of five living in poverty. In the spirit of giving, Parlee McLaws is pleased to make a donation on behalf of our clients to the Edmonton Christmas Bureau. We hope this donation brightens the holiday season for those in need and gives them hope for a better tomorrow. www.christmasbureau.ca From all of us to all of you, our best wishes for the season. May the holidays be filled with celebration, and the coming year exceed your expectations. Merry Christmas from Parlee McLaws!