2018 - A Year of Blessings

February 23, 2019

2018 - A Year of Blessings

We want to recognize and thank our amazing MeganKyle customers – our family. Without you our ability to contribute to local and international charities would not be possible.  In 2018 we celebrated our third year partnering with UNICEF Canada and the 26th UNICEF Water for Life Gala in Calgary.  The event raised an extraordinary $1.1 M and sold 441 water pumps which will now provide clean water for more than 66,000 people for 10 years. The money raised from our donation to the silent auction will provide clean water to 273 children for 10 years!

We also marked our second year of support for Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala in Halifax.  The 26th event raised over $287,000 and sold 21 water pumps – providing clean water for more than 3,100 people for 10 years and 364 Water for Life Bundles that will provide families with what is needed to purify water, stay clean and treat diseases from waterborne illnesses.

Additionally, the funds raised at both Water for Life galas will reach 210,00 adolescent girls through the UNdaunted program in the West Nile region of Uganda.  The program will improve the availability of appropriate sanitation and washing facilities in 40 schools, it turn, ensuring these girls have the educational opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their communities and future career pathways. The money raised from our donation of silent auction items will provide clean water for 118 children for 10 years!

Local charity Sagesse held a fundraising event here in Calgary – Eat Play Love.  Their mission to support women impacted by domestic violence by increasing their overall wellbeing and safety was a natural fit for MeganKyle. The word ‘sagesse’ means ‘wisdom’ – a quality we believe women across all cultures share – a core essence to help themselves and others heal, learn and grow. The event raised $31,365. 

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Sagesse fundraising event to be held on November 3, 2019. 

Here is to a fabulous 2019!