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IBM Goes Above and Beyond for Calgary Family Shelter

 

IBM gives back. (L-R) Jordan Hebert, Britt Land Services; Ian Young, IBM Canada; Sharon Ellis, Housekeeper, Brenda’s House; Dawn Boustead, Manager, Brenda’s House; Roy Hebert, Alberta Territory Executive, IBM Canada.
IBM gives back. (L-R) Jordan Hebert, Britt Land Services; Ian Young, IBM Canada; Sharon Ellis, Housekeeper, Brenda’s House; Dawn Boustead, Manager, Brenda’s House; Roy Hebert, Alberta Territory Executive, IBM Canada.

The spirit of the holiday season was in full force in December 2014 when IBM Canada, a longtime partner of Alberta’s Promise, donated new towels, shower curtains and recycling services to Brenda’s House, a transitional shelter for families located in Calgary. These gifts are the latest in a long list of contributions IBM has made to the well-being of families and children residing in the shelter operated by the Children’s Cottage Society.

The giving began with the donation of a Young Explorer computer work station back in the fall of 2014, which gave children staying at the shelter a fun opportunity to learn and develop computer literacy skills. When IBM Alberta Territory Executive Roy Hebert paid a visit to the shelter to see the work

IBM gives back to Brenda’s House. (L-R) Bob Johnson, IBM Canada; Ian Young, IBM Canada; Sharon Ellis, Housekeeper, Brenda’s House; Roy Hebert, Alberta Territory Executive, IBM Canada; Jordan Hebert, Britt Land Services.
IBM gives back to Brenda’s House. (L-R) Bob Johnson, IBM Canada; Ian Young, IBM Canada; Sharon Ellis, Housekeeper, Brenda’s House; Roy Hebert, Alberta Territory Executive, IBM Canada; Jordan Hebert, Britt Land Services.

station in action, he was moved by the extraordinary services Brenda’s House provides to families and children in need. He rallied his team and family to find other ways in which to contribute to the shelter’s success, and before long they had donated new pillows, sheets, and blankets for all 38 beds in the house.

Thanks to IBM’s recent donation of new towels and shower curtains for all 14 bathrooms in the facility, as well as the complimentary coordination of a huge recycling pick-up that otherwise would have cost hundreds of dollars, IBM has demonstrated the incredible impact an Alberta’s Promise partnership can create. We thank and commend you for all you have done and continue to do, IBM!

Source Alberta’s Promise

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