Rose Naqvi-Parasynchuk, Vice President of Cameron Homes and Darcey Parasynchuk, General Manager of Cameron Homes, have teamed up with Hockey Helps The Homeless to raise funds in support of the Edmonton homeless community.
Originating in Toronto in 1996, Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH) leverages Canada’s love for hockey to raise awareness and financial support for the homeless. As co-chairs alongside former NHL goaltender Ron Low and wife Linda, Rose and Darcey have led the Edmonton chapter for 5+ years, with this year’s efforts dedicated to support programs, services, and education at The Mustard Seed and Jasper Place Wellness Centre.
"We picked Hockey Helps The Homeless in support of The Mustard Seed and the Jasper Place Wellness Centre as we felt this charity aligned with what we do, what our passion is, and that is: building homes for people who can afford it. But what about the people who can't afford a home? Why can't they have that opportunity and what can we do to help them?" Rose explains.
(Rose and Darcey Parasynchuk speak to the importance of Hockey Helps the Homeless. Watch the full video by clicking the photo)
Although participants aren’t hitting the ice for the tournament this year, it is more important than ever to raise funds and support those in need.
Here is an idea of what a donation can provide for vulnerable populations in the community:
$50: One-week supply of food take-out containers at the CCC west end drop in.
$100: One-week supply of fruit for those housed in our 24hr permanent supportive care facility.
$250: 10 new blankets for the those needing to take refuge at the shelter.
$500: One-month PPE for front line staff.
$1,000: Feeding 200 Dinner2Door meals for those facing food insecurity.