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Shalom Newsletter Winter 2022

Registered or Provisional Psychologist or Registered Social Worker

Do you have a desire to be part of a counselling team whose faith in Christ shapes their life and work? We are seeking a Registered or Provisional Psychologist or Registered Social Worker. For more information, please contact Ruby Stones at 403.342.0339.

Why Giving Is Good for You

We all know giving helps others, whether we volunteer, offer emotional support to those around us or donate to charities. But did you know that the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from helping others is actually good for you? Studies show that giving can actually boost your physical and mental health. This is good news considering many people are suffering from emotional complications associated with the ongoing pandemic. Researchers say that people who donate to local charities have greater self-esteem, less depression and lower stress levels than those who don’t. Giving can create a “warm glow,” activating regions in the brain associated with pleasure, connection with other people and trust. There is evidence that, during gift-giving behaviors, humans secrete “feel good” chemicals in our brains, such as serotonin (a mood-mediating chemical), dopamine (a feel-good chemical) and oxytocin (a compassion and bonding chemical). Shalom Counselling Centre would like to be your local charity of choice, but more importantly choose any local charity you’d like to give to and identify opportunities to give back in our community. Your mental and physical health will thank you – and so will the people you help.

Christmas CD Fundraiser

We are offering a Christmas CD, created by Brenda McKenzie with Jabin Stevenson for a suggested donation of $20. Feel good about purchasing some gentle sounds of Christmas while supporting Shalom Counselling’s fee subsidy program! Shalom believes that all who desire counselling be able to experience it regardless of their financial status. None are ever turned away for financial reasons. *To order your copy or for more information please call (403)342-0339

Shalom Counselling Centre would like to welcome Grant Damsgaard as our Fund Development Coordinator

Grant's passion for nonprofit fund development began in 2016 when he joined the team at the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre. Working collaboratively, the CACPC's first annual family friendly "Touch-A-Truck" event was introduced. His experience continued to grow when he joined the fund development team at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alberta, delivering annual signature events in support of families with a child requiring in-hospital care. Grant now looks forward to cultivating new donors as well as fostering longtime constituents that support the good work Shalom Counselling Centre provides for their clients in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Everyone is deserving of spiritual and emotional peace and Grant is committed to ensure that the funding continues as Shalom Counselling Centre grows to meet the needs of their clients now and in the future.

Shalom Newsletter Fall 2021

Cosmos Bottle Depot has chosen Shalom Counselling as one of their charities!

If you would like to donate your bottles, proceeds will go to Shalom Counselling Centre. You will a find blue bin at Clearview Market Square (by the Mobile gas station), or Cosmos Bottle Depot at 7428—49 Avenue. Thank you for your support!

Board Members Needed

EMBRACING THE FUTURE, WE'RE LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

Shalom Newsletter Summer 2021

Online Silent Auction

It is with great excitement that we invite you to participate in a very special event...