Donation Options
No Room in the Inn

For the last 15 years, the Archdiocese of Edmonton has participated in an ecumenical justice housing initiative called No Room in the Inn, based on the biblical story of Mary and Joseph being homeless after discovering that there was no room in the inn in Bethlehem the night that Jesus was born.

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.

In past years, parishes have contributed 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. This year’s collection supports the Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) a shelter, healing and resource centre for youth experiencing homelessness in Edmonton. For more information about YESS or to donate directly, visit

By contributing to the No Room in the Inn campaign, your gift will help to update and upgrade the facility to meet code and provide a welcoming environment for vulnerable and at-risk youth.

This Christmas, please be a blessing to YESS and its mission by making a gift to No Room in the Inn.

How to Donate

  • Make a cheque payable to your parish and enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line. Drop the cheque in the Sunday collection basket or mail it to your parish. The parish will forward donations to YESS.


  • Make a cheque payable to Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) and enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line and mail it to:

YESS Main Office
9310 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z6

Please DO NOT make cheques payable to No Room in the Inn.

For more details about the Christmas 2018 campaign and how your parish can get involved, contact Julien Hammond, Chair of the No Room in the Inn Committee, at 780-469-1010 ext. 2133.