Running from Dec 1, 2017 – Feb 1, 2018, Airdrie Dental Choice donated $20 for every new patient towards P.O.W.E.R. Women’s Shelter in Airdrie, Alberta.
The Airdrie Dental Choice team consists mainly of women who work alongside Dr. Travis Elliott. The team collaborated over a few ideas to raise money for a cause over the December holidays, and all felt that P.O.W.E.R. resonated the most. The shelter is looking for donations to help launch the organization, and Airdrie Dental Choice wanted to be a part of that! The team also brought the fundraiser to promote on the local radio show, Air106.1.
The team felt so good about the campaign that they decided to extend it a second month, and over the 2 months they were able to raise $960 for the shelter.
What is Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.?
The acronym stands for “Protecting Our Women with Emergency Resources” and is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide women in Airdrie and District with the means to leave an abusive environment through emergency resources, education and empowerment, thus creating a safe and sustainable community. Our ultimate mission is to establish a women’s shelter in Airdrie where women will have a safe place to stay for up to 21 days while having the resources and support to plan out their next steps. Learn more about the organization here.