#foredmonton is an initiative to find creative ways to serve, bless, and impact the lives of people in the city of edmonton. this includes exploring service projects that gateway can do for those in need but also a huge emphases in building strategic partnerships with differing organizations in our city that we can support the ongoing work of seeing lives changed. if you are interested to learn more about what #foredmonton is all about or wish to join the team or find ways you can support these initiatives, connect with us through the form below.
Here are some of our current and developing partnerships:
+ COMMUNITY LEAGUE
As a church we have a active partnership with our community in looking at creative ways we can serve our community through the use of our facility and land and as well as finding new ways to serve as hands and feet in our community with people.
This includes and is not limited to Gateway's building being a Community Center where various activties, programs, and sign ups happen, a sponsored community garden that is housed on our land but community run, and various other initiatives and projects inthe works.
It is our goal to serve our community in practical ways that allow us to give back into our neighbourhood.
+ EDMONTON FOOD BANK
To be stewards in the collection of surplus and donated food for the effective distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.
Each month, over 22,000 people receive food hampers from Edmonton’s Food Bank. The Food Bank also distributes food for more than 500,000 meals and snacks each month through more than 250 agencies, churches or food depots with which we are affiliated. Approximately 40 percent of clients served are children under 18.
+ RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Who We Are Our mission is to improve the lives of families with seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment in Edmonton. Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta (RMHCNA) is the place where families find strength, and our community discovers the best in themselves every day through their support of RMHCNA.
What We Do RMHCNA works to ease the financial and emotional burdens of families. We operate programs that provide essential support and service, as well as comfort to families.
Who We Serve While the families who stay at RMHCNA come from outside Edmonton, the House also helps families from Edmonton through the Day Pass Program, where families have access to all House programming.
+ HOPE MISSION
Hope began with a meal In 1929, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton’s inner-city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression.
Today Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta.
Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily as well as counsel and referral services for men, women, and youth. Each day Hope Mission provides over 1000 meals, and shelter for over 500 people. Specialized care and treatment is offered for men and womenthrough faith-based addiction treatment programs. Hope Mission also facilitates an after school recreation and hot meal program for children, summer camps for inner-city children and youth and operates a year-round Youth Sports Centre.
Hope Mission continues to reach out to the inner city community through special seasonal meals and events and personal contact. We operate a 24/7 Rescue Van which provides emergency care for people in need as well as an inner city community church. Counselors, chaplains and volunteers visit people on the street, in prisons, hospitals and other agencies. Furthermore, Hope Mission’s Hope Bargain Shoppe provides clients with clothing, blankets and workwear while generating revenue which directly supports our programs and services.
In all, our desire is to provide compassionate care and offer hope to hurting, hungry and homeless people in Edmonton.
+ FUTURE PARTNERSHIPS
Our #ForEdmonton team is constantly working in the background in connecting with and developing new partnerships. Keep your eyes open for new initiatives that may come to help see lives changed in the city of Edmonton