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Event: Just One World Sale (formerly Just Christmas)
Dates & Times:Saturday, November 25 - 10 am to 5 pm
& Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10 am to 3 pm
Venue: St. Basil's Cultural Centre...

Context: We look forward to continuing our humanitarian work and serving the needs of refugee families and others living in the margins of society in Lebanon and Palestine. The money we raise at the sale will help us to do just that!
Background: Just One World (formerly Just Christmas) is an ethical global marketplace featuring vendors with products from all over the world. The market creates a space for advocacy organizations to raise awareness surrounding the importance of ethical goods. All vendors are not-for-profits and charities that collaborate with communities in various countries to support social welfare and justice.
At The Humanserve Table: We will be selling a variety of handicrafts and products that were purchased by our board members during field visits of our projects. All items were purchased at the artisan's full asking price. The items include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Hand-painted traditional pottery from Palestine
  • Syrian and Palestinain kaffieyahs (traditional checkered scarf)
  • Traditional handmade olive oil soaps from Lebanon
  • Jewellery, key fobs and other trinkets
  • Cookbooks featuring traditional Palestinian cuisine

Stop by and pick up a beautiful gift, just in time for Christmas!
Free parking - entry by donation.

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donation
With the funds raised from private community-based donations, HUMANSERVE is able to achieve its mandate in relief and development work.  We thank you for your trust in this society and for your belief that by working together, we can improve the quality of life of our fellow man.  Through HUMANSERVE , the money you donate has an enormous positive impact on the lives of many people in the areas of health, education, nation building and disaster relief.

We invite you to make a secure, on-line donation by clicking on the link below. Payment options include major credit cards, debit cards or PayPal account:

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please send a personal cheque made out to "Humanserve International" to

Humanserve International
P.O. Box 37011
Edmonton, AB T5R 1E0

If you would like to make arrangements for a HSI board member to collect your payment in person or if you ahve any questions regarding making a donation, please contact HSI.

 

 

pastfundraiser
HUMANSERVE has conducted many fundraising campaigns over the years. These have raised money both for planned projects overseas and in response to sudden emergency situations that have arisen as the result of war, displacement and occupation. The following is a list of the fundraisers that we have undertaken with the help of our volunteers. Since 1998, we have raised the following amount in fundraising campaigns:

$ 854,581.00 to April 30, 2017

See the list below for a summary. Many thanks go to our supporters for their generous donations!

Casino - October 2016
Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall
$72,947.00
Music for a Cause
Room at the Top, Student Union Building, U of A
$353.00
Casino - September 2014
Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall
$79,978.00
Palestinian Bazaar - March 2013
TransAlta Art Barns, Edmonton
$1,008.00
Casino - September, 2012
Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall
$76,691.00
Casino - September, 2010
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$72,836.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2009
Alberta Avenue Hall, Edmonton
$ 1,526.00
H20 Luncheon - March, 2009
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Hall, University of Alberta
$ 3,360.00
Appeal for Emergency Relief for Gaza - January 2009
$ 9,425.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2008
Alberta Avenue Hall, Edmonton
$ 1,240.00
United Way Great Human Race - May 2008
Downtown Edmonton
$ 1,430.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2007
Alberta Avenue Hall, Edmonton
$ 2,259.00
United Way Great Human Race - May 2007
Downtown Edmonton
$ 1,243.00
Casino - April, 2007
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 71,890.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2006
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 2,325.00
Wrist Band Campaign for Victims of War in Lebanon - August 2006
$8,709.00
Emergency Funds for Lebanon - July & August 2006
Pita the Great, Edmonton
$ 17,201.00
Just Christmas - November 2005
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 1,736.00
Casino - January, 2005
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 84,605.00
Just Christmas - November 2004
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 593.00
Just Christmas - November 2003
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 745.00
Casino - January, 2003
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 70,275.00
Just Christmas - November 2002
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 2,090.00
S.O.S. for Palestine - May, 2002
Canadian Druze Centre
Guest Speaker: Dr. Hossam Sharkawi
Director, Emergency Medical Services for PRCS - West Bank
$ 33,950.00
End the Occupation Rally - April, 2002
Whyte Avenue, Edmonton
$ 6,265.00
Just Christmas - November 2001
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 1,332.00
Appeal to Assist Victims of Home Demolitions In Gaza - April 2001

$ 10,000.00

Casino - April 2001
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 69,020.00
Appeal to Provide Medical Vests for PRCS EMS Workers
$ 5,066.00
Just Christmas - November 2000
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 327.00
Fundraiser - October 15, 2000
Stanley Milner Library Theatre, Edmonton
$11,706.00
Casino - 1999
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$46,690.00
Just Christmas - November 1999
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 1,090.00

Annual Fundraiser - April, 1999
Edmonton Country Club
Guest Speaker: Dr. Fathi Arafat
President, Palestine Academy of Science and Technology

$ 3,177.00
Just Christmas - November 1998
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton

$ 935.00

Casino - 1997
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 54,150.00
Emergency Appeal for Lebanon - 1996
$ 24,000.00
Annual Fundraiser - 1995
$ 3,120.00
Just Christmas - November 1994
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 619.00

 

 

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Fundraising
HUMANSERVE International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) and we rely on the generous private donations we receive in order to carry out our relief and development projects overseas.HUMANSERVE has raised the following total in fundraising campaigns, general donations and zakaat:

$ 907,968.00 to April 30, 2017

Since 1993, HUMANSERVE has run many projects in the Middle East with matching grants from Wild Rose for projects which meet their funding criteria.  We sincerely appreciate the foundation's support over the years and their commitment to emergency relief and sustainable development in Lebanon and Palestine.

In 1998, HUMANSERVE was successful in obtaining Project Funding Status from the NGO Project Facility at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  Over the years, your dollar has not only matched on-to-one by Wild Rose, it has been matched twice again by CIDA in projects that met their funding criteria.  Thanks go to the support and guidance of our Programme Managers at CIDA and to the NGO Project Facility. See Past Projects for a summary of matching grants that have been granted to HUMANSERVE for our work overseas.


generaldonations
Over the years, HUMANSERVE has received many unsolicited donations from our supporters. These are donations that were not tied to any specific fundraising campaign. We have been able to use these general donations in a variety of ways: general operations of the society, travel overseas to monitor existing projects and seek out new partners and initiatives, etc. Most importantly, we have used the vast majority of these general donations to fund projects overseas. Since 1999, HUMANSERVE has raised the following amount in general donations:

$ 32,643.00 to April 30, 2017

If you would like to make a general donation, please send us an email.



zakaatdonations
During the month of Ramadan, HUMANSERVE accepts zakaat donations which we send overseas to Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, the West bank and Gaza. Since 1999, HUMANSERVE has raised the following amount in zakaat:

$ 20,743.00 to April 30, 2017

If you would like to donate your zakaat to HUMANSERVE, please see the information under "Make a Donation".

 
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