By Justin Seward
The Redcliff Youth Centre and the newest local restaurant Baba Cluck are teaming up for a Virtual Fundraiser that will run all this month.
RYC is a non-profit organization in town that relies on spring and summer month fundraisers such as Redcliff Days, the semi- annual “All-Nighter”, car washes and various raffles, but due to COVID-19 those events will not made possible in 2020.
“Luckily we are partnered with Baba Cluck and we’re working together to do an online virtual fundraiser,” said Janae Ulrich, RYC’s program coordinator
“So no contact necessary which is really nice. We set up an e- transfer account, so people can just etransfer our email.”
A copy of Baba Cluck’s order form for the fundraiser can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through messaging the Centre’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.
“We send everything to Baba Cluck by May 31,” said Ulrich.
“People will start seeing their orders sometime in June “
People can order cabbage rolls, smokies, perogies, holubsti, borscht and a litre of creamy mushroom dill sauce.
“Everything is prepared in a commercial kitchen and they’re handling everything seriously,” she said.
“They’ve got everything set up for COVID-19. Once orders are processed and ready, I myself will hand deliver them, leave them on the doorstep, communicating with them over the phone as to when drop off will be. So far it has been a really great hit. We have lots of orders so far.”
RYC will receive the proceeds from all the orders and will go into the free educational and recreational program for local youth.
.“We just feel it’s our responsibility as a member of the community that supports us, to give back and of course youth being our number one mandate,” said Lorelle Halderman, Baba Cluck owner.
“The benefit is people will have a chance to taste our food and see all of our homemade goodness. The beneft first and foremost, is being able to help out and create a fundraiser for that group.”
The fundraiser runs from April 30- May 31.
Additionally through this fundraiser, RYC is eligible for AltaLink’s Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids program, where all funds raised ,will be matched up to 50 per cent.
“It is an organization out of Calgary and they host an annual golf tournament,” she said.
“What it is, is a grant program that non-profit youth organizations can apply for in Alberta. We’ve been eligible for the last three years and it has helped our agency out tremendously.”
The program runs from Feb. 1 to Sept. 1.
RYC does have to apply for the grant every year and is not a guaranteed.
If some is interested in donating to the Redcliff program, they can go to