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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is donating over $210,000 to organizations in Oil Country

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

(December 20, 2013) Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is proud to announce its 2013 Christmas Funding totaling over $210,000. The funding went to organizations across Northern Alberta who focus their activities on education, health and wellness for youth.

“Our Christmas Funding supports the excellent work of organizations throughout Oil Country,” said Natalie Minckler, EOCF Executive Director. “This time of year, with many people in need, we offer our gratitude and thanks to our many fans and supporters. Their generosity allows us to make a positive impact in our community. Thank you also to our staff, our hockey team and all those who donated and lent a hand to support our fundraising efforts”.

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre Grand Prairie and District Catholic School Education Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster Grant MacEwan University Foundation
Bissell Centre Hope Mission
Boys and Girls Club KARA Family Resource Centre
Christmas Bureau Pilgrim's Hospice
Edmonton Inner City Children's Project Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers The Arthritis Society
Edmonton's Food Bank The Salvation Army
The Sunshine Foundation

The EOCF is dedicated to building strong and vibrant communities by contributing its resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the residents of Oil Country. The EOCF has worked to change lives in Oil Country through their support of a host of deserving organizations. The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to registered charities throughout Central and Northern Alberta who focus their activities on youth, education and health and wellness.

“The EOCF is in a unique position to be a catalyst for good in our community,” said EOCF Chair Richard Wong. “The EOCF Board of Directors is proud to help fund worthy initiatives. We’re truly changing lives for the better.”

Since 2001, the EOCF has gifted more than $22 million to over 2,700 organizations in Northern Alberta.

For more information, please contact:
Natalie Minckler   
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club   

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