Furniture aid program running short of money

Katch 22 was established with the hope of assisting the many women and children with the necessities for a chance of improvement in their lives. Working in the community with a variety of agencies in Red Deer, we have found there are many people from all walks of life, who are in need of assistance.

Katch 22 was established with the hope of assisting the many women and children with the necessities for a chance of improvement in their lives. Working in the community with a variety of agencies in Red Deer, we have found there are many people from all walks of life, who are in need of assistance.

Although we originally

focused on women and children, we found many of the seniors residing in Alberta cannot afford to upgrade their antiquated furnishings.

I lived in an abusive marriage for 30 years; there were no agencies available to offer assistance, as there are today. Not only women suffered, but also the children, who were living in these types of situations, suffered greatly.

The old saying was, “You made your bed, lay in it.” Now we have many agencies to assist women and children to achieve a new life.

Over the years many said, “Something should be done,” then sat and did nothing. I wanted to do something that would be a benefit to the community.

In one year, the Women’s Outreach had assisted over 400 families with furnishings. Katch 22 has supplied over 400 families in six months.

We supplied food products

for meals for the homeless and clothing to keep them warm, thus allowing them to look for work. We furnished many homes for new arrivals to Canada and the many that arrive from other provinces are made welcome.

With today’s economy, the need for assistance continues to rise at an alarming rate.

I have made many errors in the business-end of this program. With good intentions, along with supportive advice, I have done my best to rectify these issues.

My initial investment of my savings has been put to very good use, but in order to keep this program running and continue assisting our community in need, Katch 22 requires financial help as I am no longer able to financially carry this program on my

own.

Tomita Dix

Red Deer

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