|JHSA - The Reporter||Summer 2008 Edition|
Dear Friend of The John Howard Society of Alberta,
Over the course of the last several years, we have seen our on-going funding for the Society fail to keep pace with the rate of inflation. We had been fortunate, in that the money raised by our bi-annual Casino was increasing over this same period, and provided some measure of relief from the otherwise dire circumstances in which we would have found ourselves.
Starting with our last Casino in 2007 however, we are seeing a decline in the funds raised by this activity and, while we continue to diligently seek out new funding sources, we find that we are falling further and further behind in our ability to properly fund our important work in research into criminal justice and corrections, which is the foundation upon which we build our policy and legislation analysis and recommendations.
At this time then, we are appealing to you for your financial support in whatever degree you are comfortable providing. This is especially important at this time as, between now and December 31, 2008, the Alberta Government, through its Community Spirit Program, will match every dollar received by the Society from its supporters. And of course, all donations are receipted, and are tax deductible.
Your kind and generous support is greatly appreciated.
The John Howard Society of Alberta