BELLE SOCIETY

Barre Belle is committed to giving back to the community, supporting organizations through donating packages to fundraisers and holding our own charity classes.  We believe that we have the opportunity to give back and are involved in causes that are close to our clients hearts as well as our own initiatives.  Belle charity classes have supported the Diamond Shine Foundation (Alberta Children’s Hospital), the Red Cross, CP Kids and Families, Woods Homes, as well as the Ronald McDonald House.



DIAMOND SHINE FUND

Though her time on Earth was short, little Diamond Marshall lived a very big and full life. Diamond was born on June 15, 2005 in Calgary and, with her sparkling personality and beaming smile, she lived up to her name almost immediately. The Diamond Shine Fund has been set up to honour Diamond. Funds raised will enable specialists to better understand cancer genomics — the origins, changes and responses in a child’s DNA that result from this terrible disease. Ultimately the goal of the fund will be to help advance specialists’ ability to diagnose children more quickly and accurately, tailor treatments to them individually, and improve their overall quality of life in the long term.


CP KIDS

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families was formed on June 13th, 1951 by a group of parents, each of whom was dealing with a similar, yet somewhat varied disability of their children who had not yet received any diagnoses. It was some time later that Canadian doctors finally learned to recognize that traits of Cerebral Palsy. It was shortly after this, that the CP Kids and Families saw the need to start some sort of treatment and support program for individuals and families affected by Cerebral Palsy.


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital. Though the House has grown and changed since opening in 1985, the purpose remains the same – keeping families together in a compassionate and comfortable, home-like atmosphere.


RED CROSS

Disasters can strike anytime and anywhere and those in need can’t wait; their needs are urgent. The Canadian Red Cross helps vulnerable communities in Canada affected by emergencies and disaster – from situations ranging from individual house fires, power outages and floods to wildfires and hurricanes, which disrupt entire regions.  Before a disaster happens, the Canadian Red Cross is hard at work in your local community, planning for the unexpected. We build relationships with local government and make sure we have supplies nearby. We are also always training our volunteer base. 

WOODS HOMES

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 20,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T. Rich in history, we are a place of caring and trust. A place you can turn to for help when you don’t know what else to do or when you have nowhere else to turn.


PROSTATE CANCER CENTRE

Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) is a non-profit, world-class medical centre with a mandate to help improve the quality of men’s lives and their families lives for those living with prostate cancer. Annually there are over 16,000 patient visits by these men and their families to access programs and services at our Centre. In addition, over 5,000 men a year visit our Man Van program throughout Southern Alberta. The Centre pursues its mission by reaching out to individuals, corporations, and others to channel resources – both financial and human – to fight this deadly disease.