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Charity Spotlight: Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit

January 20, 2023 • Charity Spotlight

Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit is a non-profit organization located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Centre was founded in memory of Jerry Forbes, a community leader and volunteer who passed away in 2000.

The Centre’s mission is to promote and celebrate community spirit through various programs. The Centre operates as a hub for 25 individual Non-Profit groups. With a no-rent mandate, they allow these vital organizations to keep costs low, and to put money back into their own initiatives.

One such initiative is Radical Generosity. The concept of Radical Generosity can be applied in various contexts in business, education, or personal relationships. It is a way of living that emphasizes the importance of giving back to others and making a positive impact in the world.

Practicing Radical Generosity can bring many benefits, not only for the recipients of the generosity but also for the giver. It can create a sense of purpose, fulfillment and foster a deeper connection to others.

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Radical Generosity is not only about donating money. It also encompasses volunteering, mentoring, sharing skills and knowledge, and other forms of generosity that make a significant impact in the community. This is a concept that the Centre embodies and encourages in the community at large.

The Centre offers a wide range of services including volunteer opportunities, community building programs, and support for local non-profit organizations.

In addition to their programming, the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit also offers various resources for volunteers and non-profit organizations. Training, networking opportunities, and mentorship programs are all available. There are also meeting spaces, technology, and event spaces available on site.

The Centre works closely with other organizations, government agencies, and businesses to promote volunteerism and community engagement. They often collaborate on projects and initiatives that support their mission and make a positive impact.

We invite you to visit their website where you will find various resources and information for individuals and groups looking to get involved.

How can you help?

Volunteer

The Centre relies on volunteers to help with various programs and initiatives. You can visit their website to learn more about current volunteer opportunities and how to apply.

Donate

As a non-profit organization, they rely on donations to support its programs and services. You can donate online through their website or contact them to learn more about sponsorship options.

Attend events

Tickets for the Art and Vintage fashion show go on sale Wednesday, January 25th! Featuring a live, local artist creating sustainable art during the event, you are sure to enjoy a memorable evening. The art will be auctioned at the end of the night to support the Centre. Stay for the Vintage Fashion show featuring the clothes of our youth! Be sure to check out their website for events throughout the year.

Use the space

Check out their space as they have several meeting and event room options for non-profits and for-profits alike!

Spread the word

Share information with your friends, family, and community. Share this post on social media! This will help raise awareness and support for their mission. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Get involved

The Centre works closely with other non-profit organizations and community groups. If you are part of a group or organization that aligns with their mission, consider partnering with them to make a positive impact in the community.

To truly appreciate the scope and the work that is done at the Centre, they encourage the public to come down and experience it for themselves.

Thank you to Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit for taking the time to chat with us, and for their efforts in supporting non-profits in our community!


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