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Support Children and Youth

Jennifer Flamand, has been involved with Rossbrook House since 2009 as a teacher in two of their off-campus schools, Eagles’ Circle Junior High and Rising Sun High School. The connections that we form with students are like no other school I have ever experienced. The spaces provided to us by Rossbrook House provide a comfortable atmosphere. The smaller class size and the feeling of belonging are a huge part of why these schools work for our students. I have worked with the Rossbrook House staff in many different aspects of my job. I love how they hire from within and
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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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Make a Difference this December

  Rossbrook House gave me a second chance at life. Gangs, crime, and poverty made it tough to grow up in the inner city. For my siblings and me, Rossbrook House was a safe place to go after school and on weekends. We had meals and fun activities! My childhood was not the greatest, but every day that I walked through those doors, I felt at home. Rossbrook House helped me to feel like a ‘regular kid’.  I am a former staff and participant of Rossbrook House. Growing up in the neighborhood was very tough, with a lot of gangs,
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“Rossbrook House gave me a Second Chance at Life.”

Ensure children and youth continue to have a safe place. Donate today! Former Rossbrook House participant/staff Chantel St. Germaine says that Rossbrook House gave her a second chance at life.   “Gangs, crime, and poverty made it tough to grow up in the inner city. For my siblings and me, Rossbrook House was a safe place to go after school and on weekends. We had meals and fun activities! My childhood was not the greatest, but every day that I walked through those doors, I felt at home. Rossbrook House helped me to feel like a ‘regular kid’. My two eldest
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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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Summer 2023

  Rossbrook House and the Foundation were grateful to receive just over 17,000 entries into June’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge. While we didn’t win the grand prize of $20,000, we are appreciative of the support we received. Support that was directed to summer programming. The Challenge may be over, however, summer is still going strong! “I like summer because we go swimming at the outdoor pools and walk to the park.” – Emily, age 10 Donations in support of Rossbrook House are integral to helping ensure that children and youth continue to have a safe place to belong, play, learn and
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We All Win!

50/50 Raffle in support of Rossbrook House You could win up to $5,000 for as little as $5 while supporting Rossbrook House programs and activities for children and youth! Tickets are available through online purchase only 1 for $5 | 10 for $20 | 50 for $50 Final Draw | Fri Sept 29 at 9:00 am (CST) Click here for full raffle rules and more info.   Congratulations to the Final Draw Winner: Denise Gamey Congratulations to the Early Bird Draw Winner: Diana DeLaronde-Colombe   Thank you to our Early Bird sponsor, Patill / St. James Insurance!      
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Can you help?

Thank you to all who have donated. The work has begun as of late summer/early fall 2023. Rossbrook House needs your help. We need to raise $150,000 for cleaner air and a safer physical environment. Rossbrook House is working with Rossbrook House Foundation to better serve the children and youth who drop in for learning, fun, and daily meals. The heating and air conditioning system at 658 Ross Avenue needs to be upgraded. We need a new HVAC system and mould remediation. At the same time, we want to add sound-absorbing material in the main hall so that the acoustics are
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