Forge – 2500 for $2500 Fundraiser

The Forge Training has been such incredible supporter of Umbrella and they are doing it again! This Saturday, they are challenging the community to help them reach (or exceed!) their goal of 2500 burpees to raise $2500 for Umbrella. Check out this recent news story ab...

New Years Eve Delivery

We wanted to do something special for the guys at Foundation House this year. Like everyone, they had to change their plans of seeing family and friends over the holidays, and we haven't permitted visitors in quite some time. It can be fun to live with eleven other guy...

Umbrella Swag

It is our 20th anniversary and we were trying to find some COVID friendly ways to celebrate. COVID is a real concern, but so is the overdose and addiction crisis we are working in. COVID is making things much more challenging for our folks, isolation is not good for mo...

Thank you Cold Comfort!

Thank you so much to Cold Comfort for their recent fundraiser for the Umbrella Society! For the month of December, the local ice cream hot spot donated all proceeds from scoops of ice cream to the Umbrella Society. Support from the business community is always so very ...

Christmas Fundraiser 2019

Thank you to each and every person who bought cookies for this years Umbrella Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Sharlene spent countless hours in the kitchen whipping up her incredible (and beautiful) cookies and the support from the community was overwhelming. We raised $1,7...

Cold Comfort Ice Cream

This afternoon we got the chance to chat with the owner of local ice cream shop extraordinaire, Cold Comfort. They wanted to know about how Umbrella uses donations and what the impact of a fundraiser was on programs. An hour later, our Facebook lit up when we learned tha...

Halloween Community Support

How amazing is this? Pete and Brenda, pictured here with the Umbrella team, had their 3rd annual Halloween Haunted House and had a couple of Umbrella donation tins on hand. Today, they joined us at our staff meeting to bring an extremely generous donation of $1415.10! ...

And the total is…

On October 5 Umbrella hosted our second ever fundraiser charity hockey game with the Boston Bruins Alumni helping us raise money for the downpayment on our recovery house we are purchasing. Well the numbers are in and we are thrilled to be adding $26,000 to our downpayme...

THANK YOU is not enough

Umbrella had our second fundraiser last weekend and we need to take a few moments to acknowledge our gratitude for the support and generosity of many. Bear with us, the list is long, as it takes a community to pull off a hockey game. Thanks to the Boston Bruins Alumni ...

Our two favourite people…

...are definitely Tess and Chris from 100.3 The Q. There are not enough wonderful adjectives that can describe these two! They joined us Friday night at our recovery house and hung out with the residents and Bruins alumni while we all shared some pizza and hockey storie...