At Elite, we are committed to our partnerships with organizations that help those within our communities. Support Our Troops has been an organization that we have been partnered with since 2013, and their impact on military families is undeniable. Established in 2007, Support Our Troops is the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), it meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community.
The History of Support Our Troops
To learn more about the impact of generous Canadians, like Elite, have had over the last year, please check out the FY20/21 Year in Review.
Support Our Troops Programs:
Support Our Troops provides financial support and assistance to CAF members, Veterans and their respective families in a number of important and often life-changing ways. Funds raised by Support Our Troops complement the public funding of the federal government.
Some of this support includes:
- Emergency financial assistance to provide extra support to members and their family during times of financial distress
- Special Needs Grants to enhance access to health care and support for children with special needs in military families
- Support for those ill and injured to aid recovery and rehabilitation
- Education programming to assist military members and their families pursue continuing and post-secondary education.
- National Summer Camps program to allow military children to experience the joys of summer camp.
National Scholarship Program
Since 2013, the Elite team has chosen to focus our donations on supporting the Support Our Troops National Scholarship Program, which provides post-secondary scholarship opportunities for military family members. During these challenging times, we are grateful to have been able to help these students in the pursuit of their dreams. The current recipients of our scholarships will be using them to further their undergraduate education. We are very fortunate to be able to aid our Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families in providing some financial relief. Here are some remarks from one of our scholarship recipients:
“I am thrilled and thankful that I was one of the recipients to receive a scholarship this year. Being awarded the scholarship will help me through my academic year, as I will be able to focus on my studies. Additionally, it has taken a huge amount of stress off my shoulders and has been a blessing.”
How You Can Help
Giving isn’t just for the holiday season. If you would like to contribute to any of the programs that Support Our Troops offers, click here: https://www.supportourtroops.ca/Donate
If you have any questions about the programs or how you can help, please do not hesitate to contact Madison MacDonald.