Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK) is a non-profit
program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. All
donations through BFK are matched up to 50%!
YCR2 is proud to work alongside the Quikcard Ride for Change in 2023!
YCR2 is an independent program of Goodwill Industries of Alberta. We receive no financial support from Goodwill and rely entirely on donations to help children with special needs ride adapted bikes. We can issue a tax receipt for any monetary donation of $20 or more.
YCR2 depends on your support for necessary equipment required to keep YCR2 in operation: adapted bikes, specialized repair parts, organizational software, and storage space.
You Can Ride 2 is supported entirely by donations from people like you.
You have the option to check the box “Make this gift on behalf of an organization” and enter the family’s name. This way, we can make sure the donation goes to supporting that family.
If you are donating as part of the Quikcard Ride for Change, you can indicate that on the “Make this gift on behalf of an organization” as well. If you are donating anonymously, we ask that you leave a message identifying your province.
Tax receipts from online donations will come from CanadaHelps, not Goodwill Industries of Alberta.
Cheques are made out to Goodwill Industries of Alberta. Please use the memo to indicate this is a YCR2 donation and if it is being made in honour of a particular family.
Cheques can be received in person at one of our events, or delivered by mail to:
Goodwill Impact Center ATTN: You Can Ride 2
11415 168 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 3S1
We accept cash donations and in-kind donations (i.e. bikes, program supplies) at many of our events. However, if you intend to do so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand so we can be set up to receive these donations. We cannot accept cash or in-kind donations without prior arrangement.
We do accept donations of adaptive or supportive bikes, but we cannot accept donations of conventional bikes at this time. Please consider donating conventional bikes to one of the following locations instead:
Adaptive bikes donated to YCR2 may be added to our fleet directly, stripped for parts, donated to a family in need, or sold to support program operations, at our discretion.
You, or your company, could seek to sponsor a child or an event. Sponsors receive special recognition. Please contact email@example.com for sponsorship packages for information about our various sponsorship levels.
Your financial support will help build an inclusive community so all children with special needs can enjoy the freedom and joy of riding a bike.
Check our gallery of current sponsors here!
We make a point of recognizing all of our donors, no matter how small. If you would rather remain anonymous, we will respect that wish.
Larger donations are recognized by a spot on the Donor Wall in the Goodwill Impact Centre, as well as in Goodwill Industries of Alberta’s annual reports. Sponsors also appear on this wall, visible to all participating families, guests, and media attending our events.