A Party with a Purpose

For her 65th birthday celebration on October 1st, the Foundation’s long-time supporter Krishna Gupta hosted a “Party with a Purpose” at the Hotel Macdonald, featuring cuisine from around the world. Joined by loved ones and guests, Krishna used the evening to focus on gratitude: for her friends, for food that gives spice to her life and for her family and their life together.

Krishna generously channeled her feelings of deep gratitude into an evening benefiting Edmonton’s most vulnerable, by inviting guests to support Homeward Trust and the Mental Health Foundation. “Sharing social responsibilities is one of my core values,” says Krishna. “Therefore, for my 65th birthday, I chose to showcase these two causes and I very much appreciate your support of them.”

Krishna’s thoughtful gesture helped the Foundation raise over $18,000 in one evening. The money that Krishna and her guests so generously gave will go to expanding services at ACCESS Open Minds, a new initiative that helps youth engage in mental health care. “I hope ACCESS Open Minds programs will support all the youth who are in need in a timely manner. I wish this service was available in my youth years to me,” Krishna told her gathered guests.

I can truly say the best gift of all is sharing my life with those around me and working with charities who do so much for our community.

Thank you to all who came and supported the Foundation. You are making a real difference in the lives of local youth.

To read more about Krishna Gupta’s contributions to the Mental Health Foundation, check out our latest annual report.