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Giving Back to the CommunityIceCaps Care Foundation

The IceCaps Care Foundation is proud to support the following community initiatives:

Breakaway Foundation

St. Luke’s Home

Vera Perlin Society

Autism Society – Racing With the Reverend

Recreation Commission – Harbour Main, Chapel’s Cove, Lakeview

2012 NL Summer Games
The 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games will be hosted by Carbonear-Harbour Grace from August 18-25, 2012. Approximately 1600 athletes, coaches and managers will come together to compete in a variety of sports. This program is the largest multi-sport event for athletes in our province. To learn more about the Games and how you can be involved as an athlete or a volunteer visit www.ignitethelight2012.com

Ride For Dad – Prostate Cancer Research
The Ride For Dad is an annual fundraiser that raises money for prostate cancer research and education. The Ride for Dad has been around nationally for 12 years, with this being the 6th year for the ride in our province. To date, the Avalon Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised almost $1 million in aid of prostate research and education in this province. These funds contribute to critical research to ensure the best treatment and best quality of life are available for those with a prostate cancer diagnoses.

NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre
The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre provides non-judgmental services to adults and youth who have been impacted by sexual violence, as well as their family members and support networks. The Centre offers a 24-hour phone line for immediate assistance to individuals anywhere in the province.

NL Down Syndrome Society
The Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society aims to be an effective advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome, while being a source of support and information for parents and families and helping to raise awareness. This society is committed to inclusion in all aspects of society.

Ronald McDonald House – NL
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador will be managed by a dedicated professional staff that, while small in number, will be large in heart.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – NL
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to advocacy, awareness, and prevention of hearing loss, and the provision of programs and services that promote a better quality of life for hard of hearing and late-deafened people of all ages and their families in our province.

City of St. John’s – R.E.A.L. Program
The R.E.A.L. Program was created to ensure that all children from low income areas or new Canadians and high risk youth have an equal opportunity to participate in recreation activities. The R.E.A.L. Program supports active participation by providing financial support for registration fees, transportation costs and equipment expenses.

Wonderbolt Productions
Wonderbolt Productions has been providing unique, original theatrical presentations to audiences in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada for thirty years. Wonderbolt has always been committed to sharing their specialized skills with the wider community and touring extensively to all areas of the province. Wonderbolt continues to partner with school boards, Innu Nation and other arts organizations to develop and deliver a wide variety of workshops promoting physical wellness and participation through the arts.

PMA Canada Ltd.

Newfound Foundation
Newfound Foundation provides financial aid to sick and needy children of Newfoundland and Labrador. Incorporated in 2004, Newfound Foundation has contributed more than $50,000 in the past two years to our province’s children and their families.

Bayside Academy

Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an inclusive, non-profit, non-government organisation seeking to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat builds simple, affordable houses and sells them to families in need of adequate shelter. Through volunteer labour and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity works with partner families to build or renovate simple, decent housing. Habitat NL has built 39 homes in the province.

Canadian Mental Health Initiatives
Community Mental Health Initiative is a non-for-profit charitable organization that was founded in 1994. The goal of CMHI Inc. is to work together with other organizations, government agencies and consumers to promote quality community mental health services Western Newfoundland. In the very near future, a ten-unit affordable housing complex for people living with mental illness will open.

Canadian Diabetes Association – NL
The Canadian Diabetes Association helps people with diabetes live healthy lives, while working to find a cure. With support from organizations like IceCaps Care and the Williams Family Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association is able to send children with diabetes in Newfoundland & Labrador to summer camps devoted to fostering confidence and independence while teaching them to live healthy lives.

CNIB – NL
The CNIB currently serves more than three thousand, two hundred clients in Newfoundland and Labrador. The staff is focused on providing community-based support and knowledge to the blind or partially-sighted, to ensure they have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Special Olympics – NL
On Sunday, March 11th, the entire IceCaps organization gathered at the St. John’s Convention Centre to recognize the achievements of Special Olympians in this province and to present a cheque in the amount of $20,000 to kick-start their fundraising campaign.   The St. John’s IceCaps were title sponsors for the Special Olympics Festival and are pleased to be associated with such a wonderful group of athletes, coaches and volunteers.

Young Adult Cancer Canada
Throughout the day on March 10, people from around the region gathered at the Avalon Mall to participate in the Shave for the Brave campaign to support Young Adult Cancer Canada. The IceCaps were represented by Chief Operating Officer Glenn Stanford and other staff members.

Sport NL – Kidsport
KidSport Newfoundland and Labrador provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. By enabling children to be involved in sport, our youth will stay physically active and learn valuable life lessons.

Boys and Girls Club of St. John’s
Since 1946 the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s have helped children from all walks of life learn and develop skills they will need for life. There are two locations in St. John’s – Buckmaster’s Circle and Mundy Pond. Together, they serve approximately 750 children each year.

Epilepsy Foundation of NL
For 28 years, Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador has provided programs and services on behalf of the more than 10,000 men, women, and children, living with epilepsy in our province.

Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, assists individuals living with kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation’s vision is to improve kidney health and help the thousands of people in this province who are affected by the disease.

Choices For Youth
The St. John’s IceCaps and IceCaps Care are proud to support Choices For Youth, a non-profit agency that provides young people with housing, educational and employment support during difficult transitions.

Eastern Health – Broken Hearts
Tonight, we recognize the professionals at Eastern Health. Team Broken Hearts is a volunteer task force of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists from Newfoundland and Labrador, dedicated to treating needy paitents in Haiti. Collectively, this group of professionals is capable of treating more than 500 patients a week.

The Candlelighters Association of NL
IceCaps Care is proud to recognize The Candlelighters. 2012 is the 25th anniversary of CAMP Delight. Camp Delight is an 8-day residential camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, their siblings, and bereaved siblings. At camp, campers participate in a variety of themed programs, including recreational activities, arts and crafts, waterfront, and special events.

YMCA-YWCA – St. John’s
The Y is a charity that makes the community stronger by promoting healthy living with programs and services accessible to all regardless of age, ability, or income. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign raises funds to ensure children and youth in need of support are never turned away due to inability to pay.

Mazol Shriners Patient Transportation Fund
The Shriners Organization provides free medical care for Children under the age of 18, with orthopaedic and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, brittle bone disease, cleft lip and pallet deformities and severe burn afflictions. Mazol Shriners in Newfoundland and Labrador provide this care to approximately 100 Children each year.

The Pottle Centre
Since 1980, The Pottle Centre has been a social and recreational centre for adult consumers of mental health services where the environment is safe, friendly and free of both drugs and alcohol.

Kids Help Phone

MacMorran Community Centre

The Salvation Army – Kettle Fund
For 120 years, the Salvation Army Kettles have been an effective means of raising funds to support the efforts in the community. The very first kettle in Canada was in St. John’s in 1906. The Salvation Army provides direct, hands on service to more than 1.7 million people each year in Canada and donations remain in the community in which they were given. This year, over 1500 families in the Greater St. John’s Area will receive a Christmas Food Hamper thanks to the donations received.

The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a service centre committed to building community, promoting equality and providing nourishment for those seeking respite from isolation and loneliness. The Gathering Place provides meals for 80 – 125 men and women per day. The hospitality and ample space provides a caring and nurturing environment.

United Way’s Stuff-A-Sock Campaign

In 2010, the United Way’s Stuff-A-Sock Campaign delivered over 500 socks and stockings to 13 agencies and the clients they serve throughout the province.  This year, United Way has received requests for almost 1300 socks.  United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed in their coordination of this community program to provide some of the necessities required for everyday living.

 

Prostate Cancer Canada / Movember

During the month of November, St. John’s IceCaps players and staff accepted the challenge to grow a moustache in an effort to raise funds and bring promotion to men’s health. The month of Movember was very successful across Canada as more than $32 million dollars was raised nationally to support the battle against Prostate Cancer.



MADD

Through public education, MADD aims to heighten awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.  This awareness is raised through events like Campaign 9-1-1, which encourages people to report suspected impaired drivers, and Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope.

 

VOCM CARES – HAPPY TREE

For 37 years, the VOCM Cares Foundation has been partnering with the Salvation Army and the Avalon Mall for the Happy Tree, to collect and distribute toys for needy children.

The donations of gifts to the Happy Tree help ensure that children in Newfoundland and Labrador have a gift to open Christmas morning.  Last year, more than 19-hundred toy packages were provided to kids within the St. John’s and Greater Metro Area.

 

BRIDGES TO HOPE

Bridges To Hope is a local community based organization dedicated to reducing the impact of poverty on members of the community. One of the programs offered by Bridges To Hope is Passion for Projects. This program provide each school in the Eastern School District with 4 kits. The kits are designed to provide materials to students for science and or heritage assignments.  Each kit cost between $35.00 to $45.00 in retail value. Bridges To Hope believes educating our youth will help break the cycle of poverty.

 

COMMUNITY FOOD SHARING ASSOCIATION

Community Food Sharing is a Provincial Association which is currently supplying some 58 food banks throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Shipping food to points as far North as Nain in Labrador and as far West as Port aux Basques and all major points in between we assist some 28,000 food bank users on a regular monthly basis. Of this number, 38% or almost 11,000 are children under the age of 18 . This past year, the Community Food Sharing Association were successful in acquiring and distributing in excess of $17,000,000 worth of food .

 

IRIS KIRBY HOUSE FOUNDATION

IKH Foundation Inc. is the funding entity for Iris Kirby House, a shelter for abused women and their children.  The Foundation’s mandate is to support  the work of Iris Kirby House. The shelter is seeing an increase in the number of women and children presenting at their doors. Funds raised will be used to increase programming and services in order to meet the demands of a growing society.

June 15th, 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of Iris Kirby House. Last year a second shelter, O’Shaughnessy House,  was opened in Carbonear,  bringing our emergency shelter beds to 37. The Organization also owns 16 second stage housing units within the St. John’s and surrounding areas.  Iris Kirby House continues to be a leader in addressing the needs of women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, acting as the model shelter for other shelters within the Province.

 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – JIM SHIELDS MEMORIAL GARDEN

The Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion provides long-term residential care for war veterans in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.

The Jim Shields Memorial Garden is designed to enhance the environment for those living with dementia type conditions at the pavilion. It will offer access to the outdoors with safe walking paths and accessible gardening for those who want it. The garden will include a memorial to honour all areas of our Canadian Forces. It will be an area of peace and serenity.

Jim Shields was a World War Two veteran, having spent time in the Royal Navy. He spent all of his post-war years advocating for and supporting veterans. Mr. Shields was instrumental in getting veterans at the pavilion to attend the annual National War Memorial for services every July 1 and November 11. Unfortunately, Jim Shields passed away in March 2010. It is only fitting that the garden bears his name.