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The Crippled and Afflicted Children's Fund was started in 1940 and is under the administration of the Grand Encampment of Alberta. Through the years the Lodges, including the Rebekah Lodges, report cases of crippled or afflicted children to representatives who investigate each case and forward a report with recommendation of action to be taken. Encampment Lodges consider and usually approve these recommendations. The recommendations are then forwarded to the Grand Encampment for approval and addition to the cases being granted assistance.
In each case the child must be from a home where help is needed, and in most cases these are where the parents are not members of the Order.
The Fund is used for the purpose of assisting crippled and afflicted children up to the age of eighteen, whose parents or parent, may not be members of the Order in this jurisdiction and are financially not able to give their children necessary care or medical attention.
This fund is supported by all Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges in Alberta, and since 1940 has has helped hundreds of homes financially and otherwise. It is one of our most active Projects. Our present commitments run to 2031 and presently total approximately $223,000. We are of course adding cases on a regular basis, therefore this is just a snapshot of our present situation.
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing and promoting arthritis education, community support and research-based solutions, to the nearly 4.5 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its inception in 1948, The Society has contributed more than $160 million towards arthritis research to develop better treatments for arthritis and ultimately, to find a cure. The Society is also committed to providing diversified programs to help those living with this disabling disease. In Alberta/Northwest Territories, there is an estimated 500,000 people currently living with arthritis, making it the most common chronic condition in the region.
The mission of The Arthritis Society is to search for the underlying causes and subsequent cures for arthritis, and to promote the best possible care and treatment for people with arthritis.
The Society is well represented by volunteers across this division. We also have full and part-time staff members working in our division office located in Calgary and our northern region office in Edmonton.
SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental social development organization, which has been active in the field of children's needs, concerns and rights since 1949. Its activities focus on neglected and abandoned children and orphans, as well as disadvantaged families.
If a child or children cannot stay with their biological family, their right to care, protection and equal opportunities should still be guaranteed. This is the basic principle according to which SOS Children's Villages carries out its activities in 132 countries and territories. SOS Children's Villages makes it possible for orphaned and abandoned children to be part of a family once again by providing homes and family-based care.
SOS Children's Villages is currently raising over 78,000 orphaned and abandoned children in more than 490 SOS Children's Villages in over 125 countries.
The SOS Villages provide children with a home, an SOS mother, and a sense of belonging. In total, SOS Children's Villages works in over 130 countries world wide.
Part of providing the best eye care, we believe, is to make that care "user friendly." Patients and referring physicians and optometrists are often gratified to discover how easily and quickly they can gain access to Wilmer’s doctors.
The Wilmer Eye Institute has long been recognized for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked by their peers as among the finest internationally, with a specially trained and highly experienced team of nurses, technicians and staff cited by patients for their knowledge, responsiveness, and sensitivity. Working together, they have established and refined a flexible approach for delivering state-of-the-art ophthalmic care at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Wilmer also offers state-of-the-art Low Vision evaluation and management for patients who have lost vision as a result of trauma or chronic eye disease. Additionally, at all of Wilmer's outpatient locations, our providers offer expert routine and general/comprehensive eye care for adults and children. In most locations, appointments for non-urgent conditions are available withing two weeks.
Each year the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs take to the ditches to make Alberta's Highways cleaner.
Adopt a Highway is a roadside maintenance and enhancement initiative intended to encourage local stewardship of public highway rights-of-way. The program offers the opportunity to have a hand in aesthetic improvements to the medians, boulevards, interchanges and general right-of-way areas along highways in the communities. The work can include litter pickup, mowing, floral displays and weed control.
The Junior Forest Wardens partner with the IOOF / Rebekah Organization in this Project.
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In order to achieve a greater sense of Community Fellowship among members of the Order and the Public, various local lodges frequently host a number of social events. These events can include:
Summer BBQs & Corn Roasts
Fun and Games Contests
By doing this, relationships are built, friendships are formed and fellowship among the organization and the community is achieved.
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