Partnerships make the impossible happen. Just ask Lee Eskdale, Executive Director of the Wilderness Youth Challenge Program (WYCP), whose program for high risk teens would not be possible without help from GLC Moving and Storage and the long-time support of committed partners Supreme Steel LP and the Leder Charitable Foundation.
WYCP challenges high risk youth to a ten day wilderness experience, during which participants have an opportunity to take a time out, evaluate their life choices, and develop a constructive life plan for returning to their community and family. The Leder Charitable Foundation has been a longstanding funding partner, helping the non-profit group not only get off the ground but also continue to provide meaningful wilderness expeditions for dozens of youth since the program’s inception in 2006.
This summer, WYCP is partnering yet again with Linda Rebalkin, owner and manager of GLC Moving & Storage, to run its annual Call of the Wild Fundraiser slated for June 25 to July 5. Linda’s team has been helping transport camping gear for the fundraiser since its humble beginning in 2012, and the partnership continues to sustain WYCP’s fundraising goals. Thank you, Linda and GLC, for your support!
And you might remember the partnership announced last fall when Quinn Leder, head of the Leder Foundation and Production Manager of Supreme Steel LP, heeded the call for a new truck. Together with the support of his employees at the Supreme Steel Acheson fabrication plant in Edmonton, Quinn shined up and donated a used truck to allow WYCP to continue operations.
With Lee’s heartfelt thanks, Alberta’s Promise would like to equally recognize Linda Rebalkin with GLC Moving and Storage, Quinn Leder with Supreme Steel LP and the Leder Charitable Foundation, and the employees of Supreme Steel for continuing to support the well-being of high risk youth in northern Alberta.