At S.A.E. Psychological Consulting Ltd. we believe in “giving back”. This sometimes means seeing clients for free, conducting free training sessions, or simply helping someone over the phone get the type of help they need. We are often asked “how can we ever repay you”? As a response to this request we have put together a list of our favorite charities. If you feel inclined to “give back” either because you received free services or because you just feel lead to do so, below are the links to charities that can ALWAYS use your support.
i) Christian Children’s Fund of Canada: http://www.ccfcanada.ca/
About CCFC: Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is a Canadian-based, registered charity and child-centered international development organization. CCFC is inspired by Christ’s example of personal, caring love. CCFC supports children, families and communities of all faiths in developing countries.
ii) Samaritan’s Purse Canada: http://www.samaritanspurse.ca/
About Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse Canada is the Canadian arm of a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.
iii) Recovery Acres Society- Calgary (1835 House): http://recoveryacres.org
About 1835 House: 1835 House is a men’s alcohol and drug recovery centre located in a residential area of Calgary, Alberta. The House provides daily living and meeting space for thirty residents, in addition to day-program clients, counsellors, and staff. It is dedicated to providing an effective substance abuse treatment program that minimizes disruption and cost to the individual, family, employer, and the community at large.In addition to 1835 House, Recovery Acres operates transitional housing at other Calgary locations for working clients in need of group-living support for longer periods to achieve full independence.
iv) The Christmas Jar: http://www.christmasjars.com/
About Christmas Jars: A Christmas Jar is a jar or whatever else you have around to collect your spare change each day. All coins are dedicated to the jar, and during the week before Christmas you carefully select someone to give it to anonymously. Was a neighbor laid off? Is a co-worker struggling with health problems? Has a friend lost a loved one? $50, $100, even $200, you’ll be surprised how much change you can generate and how much you can affect someone’s life.
v) YouVersion: https://www.bible.com/donate
About YouVersion: The Bible remains the #1 Best Seller and now it’s available as an App. Since its start in 1996, Life Church’s purpose has been to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. In doing so, we have looked for new ways to help people connect the Bible to their daily lives. Our focus remains on relevancy as we consistently strive to demonstrate and teach people how God’s Word relates to everyone, no matter where they are in life. YouVersion represents a new frontier… We aren’t just building a tool to impact the world using innovative technology, more importantly, we are engaging people into relationships with God as they discover the relevance the Bible has for their lives.
Matthew 6: 1-4— “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.