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New- Pledge Incentives for the Seventh Annual Memorial Run!

posted April 18, 2019

Why collect pledges?

Jessie’s House will be the first new emergency shelter built in Alberta in over 30 years.  Sadly necessary, Jessie’s House is almost exclusively the result of private donations and fundraisers, like the Memorial Run.  By collecting pledges, you’ll provide a safe place for individuals and families fleeing violence at home.

 2019 Memorial Run participants will receive:

  • All registrants receive a t-shirt and breakfast from Nourish Morinville
  • Collect $50 in pledges, receive a Mango Tango Lip Balm
  • Collect $100 in pledges, receive above plus JMMF Shoe Laces
  • Collect $250 in pledges, receive above plus JMMF Water Bottle
  • Collect $500 in pledges, receive above plus JMMF Running Shoe Wallet
  • Collect $750 in pledges, receive above, plus JMMF Krienes Cooling Towel
  • Collect $1500 or more, custom JMMF corporate wear by special order *

The top individual and team finishers AND pledge collectors will receive fantastic prizes!

Register to run or walk today!

Toy donation to bring joy to Jessie’s House!

posted April 11, 2019

There is never a day that goes by where we are not reminded of the community support for Jessie’s House.  A $3 million dollar project, and labour of love led by a grieving family, supportive friends and tireless volunteers, we’ve raised nearly half the funds needed almost exclusively through donations and fundraising.  Today, we received a call from Massive Toy Blow Out in Edmonton that an anonymous angel had nominated us for a $500 shopping spree at their spring sale.   After reviewing a number of heartwarming and deserving nominations, staff were moved by Jessica’s story and blown away by the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation’s grassroots project, selecting us to be their recipient.

There’s no doubt the children we expect house, when Jessie’ House opens in 2020, will find comfort and joy playing with these toys.  Thank you!