WHAT IS “PHILANTHROPY” ANYWAY?
Simply, it is the “voluntary promotion of human welfare”.
While any company, in order to keep paying the bills must have a focus on the “bottom line”, there must also be a focus on the world around and the people that fill it.
We within the “Edge Group” have always remained focused on helping those around and the organizations that assist in making our communities and country a better place.
We are committed to leave this place better than when we found it. To date (2015) we have given through goods, services or cash over $300,000.00 and the amounts are growing.
To accomplish this, we hold special event days in conjunction with specific partnered manufacturers such as Smith and Wesson, SIG Sauer, Beretta, Bennelli, and Fabarm. We also run specific “ticket only” charity events to assist in raising funds for particular needs.
In the past through goods, services and direct funding, we have supported and in some cases, continue to support:
- The Calgary Highlanders Military Funds Foundation
- The Canadian Military Funds Foundation
- The Military Funds Foundation
- One Rock (R.C. Diocese)
- Safari Club International (Calgary Chapter)
- Alberta Hunter Education (AHEIA)
- Canadian Cancer Society (and various cancer groups)
- Canadian Shooting Sporting Association (CSSA)
- The King’s Own Calgary Regimental Funds Foundation (KOCR)
- Valour Canada
- York Regional Health Authority
- Calgary Humane Society
- Canadian Military Family Funds Foundation
- Lord Strathcona Miltary Funds (LdSH)
- Northern Lights Wolf Centre
- Pheasants Forever
- The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
- The MS Society
- The Red Cross
- Loops for the Troops (R.A.U.S.I)
- National Firearms Association (NFA)
- Polo for Heart
- Providence House
- The Calgary Polo Club
- The Sharon King Foundation
- ALS Society of Canada
- Calgary Academy
- Canadian Western Military Museum
- Cpl M. Starker Scholarship fund
- Delta Waterfowl
- Ducks Unlimited
- Portraits of Honour
- Veterans Food Bank
- Airdrie Air Cadets
- Calgary and District Rifle Association
- Calgary Fire Soccer Club
- Calgary Fish and Game
- Calgary Pointing Dog Club
- Calgary Stampede Foundation
- Calgary Swordfish Swim Club
- Hockey Calgary
- ICS Immigration Awards
- PPCLI Veterans
- Room to Read – Calgary Chapter
- Rotary Club – Fish Creek
- St. Francis High School Athletics
- St. Mary’s Athletics
- Student legal assistance
- TRYZUB – Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
PLUS LITERALLY TONS AND TONS MORE!
If your organization can use some assistance and your goals and objective are in line with our basic corporate philosophies, please do not hesitate to ask.
Our philanthropy does just not stay at the corporate level. We are very proud that our employees have also stepped forward and have volunteered their time to various organizations including:
- Calgary Search and Rescue
- Calgary SPCA
- Canadian Lutheran World Relief
- The Mustard Seed
- The Salvation Army