Home front – September 17

Have a cupcake and learn how to take part in a program that sends Christmas gifts to children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes stuffed with gifts and the message of God’s love to children living in desperate situations.

Cupcakes and Charity

Have a cupcake and learn how to take part in a program that sends Christmas gifts to children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes stuffed with gifts and the message of God’s love to children living in desperate situations. Local organizers are setting up a kickoff at CrossRoads Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28, including information, supplies and cupcakes for community groups and individuals interested in helping out. CrossRoads Church is across from the Red Deer County Centre off the C&E Trail, southwest of Red Deer, at 38105 Range Road 275. The meeting runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ or call 1-800-663-6500 to learn more.


Balanced Budgeting

Families can learn how to save and spend their money in a balanced way. Red Deer’s Sunnybrook United Church is hosting Share, Save, Spend: Financial Sanity during a free workshop on Saturday, Sept. 24, that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12 Stanton St. People are asked to bring a bag lunch. The workshop will be facilitated by Sunnybrook Minister Ray Goodship. The program is based on Nathan Dungan’s philosophy around money. He’s the founder and president of ShareSaveSpend.com. Goodship said the workshop will have a faith-based overview with a focus on finances and the impact of culture. “There’s lots of good ideas,” said Goodship. “It’s really all about balance.” Parents are encouraged to bring their children. For more information, call 403-347-6073.


Walking to fight AIDS

Don’t just stand there — get out and walk in support of the more than 65,000 Canadians overcoming the obstacles of HIV/AIDS. The Central Alberta AIDS Network Society is hosting the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life at Rotary Park in Red Deer on Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m. More than $30 million has been raised across the country to benefit community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations since the annual walk started in 1996. To register or donate online, visit www.aidswalkforlife.ca/RedDeer.htm. For more information, contact Allyssa Ebens at 403-346-8858 or events@caans.org.


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