Christy Hall has been a contributor and an ambassador of CUPS for over 16 years. In that time I, as the Executive Director of CUPS, have shared many working meetings, planning session, events, fun activities and many, many laughs with Christy. She made the tough details of planning events and activities fun for both me and my staff and, most importantly, for the participants we serve. CUPS assists low income families and individuals to reach their full potential through the Health Care, Education and Housing services we provide. Christy was very actively involved in our organization and always worried about children who lived in challenged circumstances and was incredibly dedicated to helping us help them. She contributed greatly to the success of our programs and the events that provided resources to our programs.
She was a character, full of life with such humor and energy, yet she took very seriously the issues we are trying to address such as poverty and homelessness. But then again Christy was known for helping everyone. She had such a generous heart and truly was always helping people. She believed that everyone needed support at some time and was determined to help make a difference for them. I can tell you she certainly did!
Sadly, Christy passed away on February 17, 2016 and now it’s time to give back some of the help she has given CUPS by helping her son, Michael. Christy’s son lost his mom that day and I ask that you consider supporting this fund. I certainly will and will try and be a support for all of Christy’s family as she did so much for supporting the Calgary Community and CUPS.
To help Michael, please click here to donate to a GoFundMe campaign set up in Christy’s honour: https://www.gofundme.com/d6qtnuqk
Carlene Donnelly, Executive Director, CUPS