AAFS is a Charitable Organization and will issue tax receipts for donations of over $20. Last year we received just over $14,000 in personal donations and we would like to double that this year.
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Each year, AAFS applies for a grant through the Alberta Government Community Spirit Program which is based on total annual cash donations from individual Albertans that have been received by an eligible organization over a 12-month fiscal period. You can learn more about the Community Spirit Program here.
Donations help keep our programs moving forward and enable us to start new programs. If you feel AAFS is doing a good job, please consider including a donation with your renewal.
Donation areas include:
1. More Clubhouse Space- Our little home in the Mountainview Academy is great but we are quickly outgrowing it! We want to stay in the same spot and possibly take more space in the school. This extra space would be used for storage and office space so our members could have the full Kitchen area.
2. Subsidy Money- We have many families that love to come to AAFS but are deterred by the costs outside respite. Transport costs, Movie tickets, pool admissions, etc. can really add up over time. As always, we want to do whatever we can to make AAFS accessible for all families.
There are also a large number of adults that don't qualify for PDD funding and we do provide programming to this population. As our Subsidy fund grows, our programming for Adults and Youth without funding can grow.
3. Staff Recruitment, Retention Training- We have been fortunate with staff as the majority of our staff have been with us long term . Over the next couple years, we are placing a focus on Staff Development through workshops, conferences and staff retreats.