Vision: Gratitude through Giving
And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful.
1999 Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP)
With the primary aim to support orphans worldwide, a group of concerned University of Calgary students together established the Orphan Sponsorship. For 8 years they raised awareness and funds, working with various relief organizations, with the soul focus on aiding international orphans in developing countries .
2006 Single Mothers' Support Group (SMSG)
Finding local Orphans in Calgary
Working with a diverse set of individuals and organizations made us more aware of the disparities between individuals and children living within the city of Calgary and their needs. This was a cause worthy of immediate attention and in 2006 this realization that was much closer to home led to the creation of SMSG. We provided mentorship for neglected children and helped empower single parent families, whom were mostly refugees and immigrants.
2007 Food Hamper Program
Through various collaborations we began the initiative to advocate for the vast needs of the local single parents families. Their struggle for basics nourishments such as food endangered their success in education and work. This primary goal motivated us to form a bi-monthly service of Food Hamper deliveries to homes that could not otherwise fulfil their children's basic food requirements, and thus forming the Food Hamper Program.
2008 Reaching out to the larger Calgary Community
With the growing body of volunteers, donors and resources, we began working with the City of
Calgary and its various shelter homes, mosques, churches, social workers, welfare and immigrant services. As the need increased, we extended our food service beyond just the orphans and single parents to also cater the needs of new immigrants, refugees, and low income families.
2013 Birth of Enjoin Good
While much of our effort went into local service, we remained committed to the original mission of raising awareness for international orphan sponsorship. The unification of these two visions came about to form Enjoin Good as you know it today.
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