This year’s No Room in the Inn campaign hopes to raise money to support L’Arche to improve housing for people with special needs in the Edmonton area.
No Room in the Inn is an annual Christmas season ecumenical appeal by the Edmonton and District Council of Churches, based on the biblical story of Mary and Joseph on the night Christ was born. Over 20 years No Room in the Inn has raised more than $1 million to help those who lack adequate and safe housing.
No Room in the Inn appeals to the people of churches in Edmonton and area at Christmas time to think about those living in our community who do not have adequate and safe housing.
One of the L’Arche homes is more than 50-years-old and needs repairs and updates. The cost is estimated at $20,000. Your donations will make this happen.
Parishes contribute in different ways. Some share directly from the parish Christmas Eve collection. Some invite parishioners to contribute through a special Sunday offering. Others do a special fundraiser or make a special parish donation.
Each year the No Room in the Inn Committee selects a specific charity to support.
Past No Room at the Inn campaign recipients include Catholic Social Services, Hope Mission, Wings of Providence — a shelter for women — and Youth Empowerment and Support Services.
The Archdiocese of Edmonton was one of the founders of the No Room at the Inn Campaign in 1999, when the initial meeting of the Edmonton and District Council of Churches was held in its assembly hall.