February Community Initiative of the Month

Posted by Aelea Semenowich on

Our February Community Initiative of the Month is St.Amant Foundation!

St.Amant Foundation raises funds to make a difference in the lives of 2,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism. From adapted bikes and wheelchairs, to speech devices and hearing aids to cottage adventures and day trips or major home renovations or program supports, donors help increase independence and inclusion for all people supported by St.Amant in Manitoba.

Drawing on a tradition of compassion and service, St.Amant strives to create and maintain a community that promotes personal growth, health and safety. They believe that all individuals possess intrinsic worth and should be recognized for who they are created to be. Their values reflect this belief, and guide their actions and their relationships with individuals they support, families and co-workers.

St.Amant believes in the following:

COLLABORATION: We achieve most when we work in partnerships with others, whether individuals or agencies. We recognize the power of the group to achieve results beyond that possible by individual members working alone.

HOSPITALITY: We are concerned for the well being of others. We embrace our shared responsibility to provide welcoming and supportive environments and are attentive to individual needs for comfort, safety, security and privacy.

EXCELLENCE: We are innovative, accountable and continually improving. We support individuals as they wish to be supported, freely embracing change as we respond to the needs of individuals and communities.

RESPECT: We honour and support the individuality of each person recognizing that the human dimensions of body, mind, emotion, and spirit are inseparable and contribute to and constitute our well being. We welcome the diversity in thought, culture and tradition that individuals bring, believing it strengthens our collective whole.

Throughout the month of February, a portion of cupcake sales will be donated to St.Amant. Funds raised will support virtual recreation activities for those they support. Having access to recreation, even virtually is so much more than the ability to engage in activity, it encourages active participation, it fosters friendships, and most importantly – it’s fun!

Purchase your cupcakes at our shops at Academy, Island Lakes or The Forks or through SkipTheDishes and know you're helping Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.

To learn more about St.Amant, visit their website here.

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