Another year, another “We’re Here For Ya Day” is in the books. I’m proud to say that this year was one of the biggest years to date and we helped upwards of 500 struggling families with free food hampers, haircuts, hair products, boxes of cereal, bread and a barbecue lunch! It was an emotional day as it’s tough to see good people struggling in our city, and it seems like every year that I host this event, the need gets bigger and bigger. Regardless, it was an incredible day filled with smiles, hugs and handshakes, but I do wish we had more stuff to give out to my brothers and sisters in need as we ran out of supplies before the scheduled end — I hate sending people home empty handed, it just breaks my heart.
I want to give a big thank you to all of this years sponsors, as I couldn’t throw an event this large by myself. Thank you to No Bull RV Sales, Shadified Hair Salon, City Homes Master Builder, Jeepney JayTee Food Truck, Lucky 97, MGS Company, Envision Ink, Matt & Ash’s No Frills, the Edmonton Food Bank, Loriz Bakery & to everyone who donated individually — I couldn’t have done this without you!!
Pictures of the event can be found here : www.facebook.com/canmandan
Coverage of the event can be found here : http://globalnews.ca/news/2920768/food-hampers-and-haircuts-can-man-dan-helps-hundreds-in-edmonton/
Thank you all once again for your continued support of this community event, and I cannot wait until next year! I already have so many great ideas!