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No Child Alone Dinner 2024 Thank You

Celebrating the words that Sister MacNamara spoke many years ago, ‘No child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be’… at a fundraising dinner. The No Child Alone Dinner was created to celebrate the first 40 years of Rossbrook House in 2016. Since then, the Foundation has held a few more dinners, with the latest happening just last week.   Autumn kept the evening on track as the emcee. Both she and Asher shared their inspiring experiences with Rossbrook House. “Being a part of something like Rossbrook House gives me a purpose in life to continue
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Upcoming Events

We’d love to see you at our community or fundraising events. There’s always so much going on at Rossbrook House. We’re open every day with programs and activities for children and youth. As of June 28, Rossbrook House will be open 24 hours for children and youth, ages 6 to 24, until school starts up again in the fall. Stay tuned to our social media and this website to hear about other events.   Sign up for our newsletter.   Read more in this article!   Click here to donate today!  
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Confused by legacy gifts?

To assist with ensuring the best stewarding of Rossbrook House supporters and donations, Rossbrook House Foundation is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) Manitoba Chapter. “CAGP Manitoba is the province’s premier organization for fundraisers and professional advisors who support their donors and clients to make philanthropic planned and legacy gifts.”   Wait, aren’t planned and legacy gifts the same thing?  While legacy gifts are planned gifts, they are not the only type of planned gift. Another way to think of planned giving is as strategic charitable giving. “Strategic charitable gift planning is a donor-centred process of
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Moving into 2024

As we move into 2024 Rossbrook House Foundation reflects on 2023 while looking forward.  The Foundation has three strategic goals broken into smaller projects.    Goal – Nurturing Donor Relationships  In 2023 Rossbrook House Foundation employed various friend-raising initiatives, including a Paint Day and Fall Gathering Luncheon, both in person at Rossbrook House. Foundation staff also attended networking events, such as Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheons, to spread the word about Rossbrook House.  Throughout 2023 the Foundation created personalized connections with donors, all while respecting their communicated contact preferences. One way this was done was through Board members calling 2023
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Christmas Eve Feast 2023

Rossbrook House was delighted to host the Christmas Eve Feast for the Sons and Daughters of Italy Garibaldi Lodge. Almost 200 community members were served a delicious Christmas Eve Feast on Sunday, December 24 in two seatings. Rossbrook House participants and their families enjoyed a meal of traditional and Italian dishes. The festivities included a visit from Santa and gift bags for each family. “This heartwarming celebration of community spirit provides a delicious meal on Christmas Eve, and also a sense of belonging and togetherness at this special time of year”, said Rossbrook House Executive Director Patty Mainville. “Christmas is
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Ways to Support Rossbrook House- Part 2

  As touched on in September’s article, supporting an organization or cause can take many forms, from volunteering to donating to advocacy. The form can often vary from person to person based on their individual resources, priorities, capacity, and values. With that in mind, Rossbrook House Foundation is pleased to offer its supporters a variety of ways to support the Foundation and Rossbrook House. Volunteering Rossbrook House Foundation is grateful for a dedicated volunteer board of directors and various committees. The board, assisted by the committees & Foundation staff, strives, through various fundraising activities and stewardship of investments, to meet or exceed the
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ACM 2023

Annual Community Meeting was held June 29. We reported on the last fiscal year, 2022/23.   We heard reports from ED Patty Mainville, outgoing Board President, Brenda Hasiuk, and outgoing Foundation Chair, Jane Quinton. “The children and youth are our teachers, they help direct what is needed at Rossbrook House.  Sometimes we just need to ‘open up our eyes and listen’. ” | Patty Mainville Thank you Thank you to retiring Board member Scot Halley and Foundation Board members Ron Bailey, Steve Chipman, and Jane Quinton for the many years of volunteering and all that you have contributed to Rossbrook House
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Rossbrook House Turns 47!

Rossbrook House turns 47 in January (2023)  and we’re celebrating the dozens and dozens of participants who have come through our doors to take part in programs or to simply hang out.   We are thrilled that we have been able to be a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become…   Here are a few words from current and former staff and participants. They have shared their experiences, gratitude and love for Rossbrook House: “Rossbrook House is where I was able to be myself without judgement and gain my confidence.” | Rachel, former participant
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