Bag of Hope

Bag of Hope

November 26, 2015 09:30 ET

Bag of Hope Starts 2015 Campaign With New Leaders

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2015) - Last year Edmonton charity Bag of Hope enjoyed their 9th campaign to fill backpacks with life's necessities for patrons of Jasper Place Health & Wellness Centre and Mosaic Centre. This year, they are hoping to fill just as many bags with their new management team, the Pacholok family.

Former Bag of Hope leaders, BubbleUP marketing have passed the torch to Cora, Owen, Angela and Rob, who are planning to fill 400+ bags in the 2015 campaign and are calling on the public to start helping them prepare for this year's campaign. Bag of Hope has started taking donations at the following locations:

  • Armour Insurance (13179 - 146 St. NW, St. Albert Trail Place, Edmonton AND 5738 - 75 Street, Edmonton)
  • Beulah Alliance Church, West Campus, 17504 - 98a Ave, Edmonton
  • Antonio's Home of Hair Design, 10153 - 122nd Street, Edmonton
  • ATB Financial, 6004 Currents Drive, Edmonton
  • St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Parish, 13131 86 St NW, Edmonton

Ideal donations include:

  • CLOTHES: hoodies, warm socks, warm gloves and long underwear (top and bottoms)
  • TOILETRIES: travel size shampoo, razors, shaving cream, deodorant for both men and women, bar of soap, toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • FOOD: granola bars, cup-a-soup, other items that can be opened without a can opener

The last day for donations is December 1st, 2015! A complete list of items can be found at
Bag of Hope sponsors include Armour Insurance, CTV Edmonton, BubbleUP Marketing, Echo Promotions and BNI Alberta North and Plates International Buffet. Delivery nights are as follows: December 11 at Mosaic Centre and December 12 at Jasper Place Health & Wellness Centre.

Bag of Hope was started in 2006 by teenager Jesse Michaud who was able to distribute over 1500 backpacks in 5 years, before BubbleUP Marketing took over the charity for 4 years. The members of the Pacholok family are "humbled to take on Bag of Hope as their service to change the world one random act of kindness at a time."

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