Charitable Efforts We Support!
Red Apron Candlelight Dinner Program
The gift that continues to give. In our business we meet a lot of people who are struggling with illness and loss. Food is comfort, and when a family is in crisis, people give food. Three years ago a very large gift of Red Apron store credit was made to a gentleman who had lost is wife to cancer. Because he did not feel he would be able to use all of this gift himself, he paid it forward to a family in his community who was struggling with their own battle with cancer.more…
In 2009 the Jude family’s eldest son, Bryce, was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of leukemia. Throughout their battle, the family routinely stocked up on food at the Red Apron using the store credit that had been gifted to them and often bringing food to other families at CHEO. After a 3-year battle and at the tender age of 7, Bryce Jude earned his wings in September of 2012. During their struggle, we got to know the Jude family and their circle of friends and supporters, and worked with them to provide Christmas Dinners to the Oncology ward at CHEO, and assisted Dev as she purchased food for other families dealing with their own battles. But we wanted to do more. Their family’s extreme compassion, generosity and courage has inspired the Red Apron to partner with the Candlelighters’ to create Red Apron Candlelight Dinners with the goal of providing healthy, nutritious and convenient foods to every family in the region facing their own battle with childhood cancer. We dedicate this program to the memory of Bryce Jude. Candlelighters was established in 1988 as part a network of local and parent support groups. Candlelighters is not-for-profit volunteer organization that provides programs and services for young cancer patients being treated in Eastern Ontario and to those they depend on for strength and support. Through fundraising and an annual commitment of money, the Red Apron has created an account that will be used to provide food to the families identified to us by Candlelighters.
How can you help? You can donate directly to this program, or transfer any unused credit on your account, or un-used gift card balances to this program.
Hike for Hospice Ottawa
The Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa is a community-based charitable organization providing high quality end-of-life care for terminally ill people living in Ottawa. Each year since 2002, the Hospice at Maycourt has organized an annual hike to raise funds for their programs. Since 2008 the Red Apron has been providing a post-hike meal to all those who participate. In 2012, the hike raised over $118,000. To get involved in this year’s hike visit www.hospicemaycourt.com
Harmony House Ottawa
Harmony House is the only second-stage women's shelter in Ottawa. For 25 years, they have provided safe, affordable transitional housing for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Every two-weeks the residents gather together for an evening meal to share information and provide each other with support. The Red Apron provides a healthy, nutritious meal for these evenings. If you would like to provide your support to Harmony House, visit www.harmonyhousews.com
Taste of the Glebe & Bon Appetit
In addition to providing ongoing support for these programs, the Red Apron participates in annual fundraising events like Taste of the Glebe & Bon Appetit.