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Humanserve International is excited to announce that we have an upcoming Casino Fundraiser on September 3 & 4, 2016 at Palace Casino in West Edmonton Mall.

We look forward to continuing our humanitarian work and serving the needs of refugee families and others living in the margins of society in Lebanon and Palestine. The money raised at our casino will allow us to do just that!

If you can volunteer your time to work a shift during our two-day casino event, email our Casino Chair, Tracy Shaben, before August 10, 2016. No experience is required and it's easy, fun and so worthwhile!

  • Meals and snacks will be provided by Humanserve during your shift(s)
  • Business casual clothimg is required - no jeans
  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and cannot have a criminal record
  • Volunteers must provide a valid ID such as their driver's license

Consider the few hours spent working a casino shift to be your volunteer contribution to HSI this year. How simple is that?

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With the funds raised from private community-based donations, HUMANSERVE is able to achieve its mandate in relief and development work.  We thank you for your trust in this society and for your belief that by working together, we can improve the quality of life of our fellow man.  Through HUMANSERVE , the money you donate has an enormous positive impact on the lives of many people in the areas of health, education, nation building and disaster relief.

We invite you to make a secure, on-line donation by clicking on the link below. Payment options include major credit cards, debit cards or PayPal account:

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please send a personal cheque made out to "Humanserve International" to

Humanserve International
P.O. Box 37011
Edmonton, AB T5R 1E0

If you would like to make arrangements for a HSI board member to collect your payment in person or if you ahve any questions regarding making a donation, please contact HSI.



HUMANSERVE has conducted many fundraising campaigns over the years. These have raised money both for planned projects overseas and in response to sudden emergency situations that have arisen as the result of war, displacement and occupation. The following is a list of the fundraisers that we have undertaken with the help of our volunteers. Since 1998, we have raised the following amount in fundraising campaigns:

$ 701,273.00

See the list below for a summary. Many thanks go to our supporters for their generous donations!

Palestinian Bazaar - March 2013
TransAlta Art Barns, Edmonton
Casino - September 17 & 18, 2012
Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall
Casino - September 2 & 3, 2010
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
Just Christmas Sale - November 2009
Alberta Avenue Hall, Edmonton
$ 1,526.00
H20 Luncheon - March 29, 2009
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Hall, University of Alberta
$ 3,360.00
Appeal for Emergency Relief for Gaza - January 2009
$ 9,425.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2008
Alberta Avenue Hall, Edmonton
$ 1,240.00
United Way Great Human Race - May 2008
Downtown Edmonton
$ 1,430.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2007
Alberta Avenue Hall, Edmonton
$ 2,259.00
United Way Great Human Race - May 2007
Downtown Edmonton
$ 1,243.00
Casino - April 29 & 30, 2007
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 71,890.00
Just Christmas Sale - November 2006
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 2,325.00
Wrist Band Campaign for Victims of War in Lebanon - August 2006
Emergency Funds for Lebanon - July & August 2006
Pita the Great, Edmonton
$ 17,201.00
Just Christmas - November 2005
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 1,736.00
Casino - January 25 & 26, 2005
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 84,605.00
Just Christmas - November 2004
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 593.00
Just Christmas - November 2003
Prince of Wales Armouries, Edmonton
$ 745.00
Casino - January 11 & 12, 2003
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 70,275.00
Just Christmas - November 2002
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 2,090.00
S.O.S. for Palestine - May 4, 2002
Canadian Druze Centre
Guest Speaker: Dr. Hossam Sharkawi
Director, Emergency Medical Services for PRCS - West Bank
$ 33,950.00
End the Occupation Rally - April 6, 2002
Whyte Avenue, Edmonton
$ 6,265.00
Just Christmas - November 2001
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 1,332.00
Appeal to Assist Victims of Home Demolitions In Gaza - April 2001

$ 10,000.00

Casino - April 2001
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 69,020.00
Appeal to Provide Medical Vests for PRCS EMS Workers
$ 5,066.00
Just Christmas - November 2000
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 327.00
Fundraiser - October 15, 2000
Stanley Milner Library Theatre, Edmonton
Casino - 1999
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
Just Christmas - November 1999
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 1,090.00

Annual Fundraiser - April 9, 1999
Edmonton Country Club
Guest Speaker: Dr. Fathi Arafat
President, Palestine Academy of Science and Technology

$ 3,177.00
Just Christmas - November 1998
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton

$ 935.00

Casino - 1997
Baccarat Casino, Edmonton
$ 54,150.00
Emergency Appeal for Lebanon - 1996
$ 24,000.00
Annual Fundraiser - 1995
$ 3,120.00
Just Christmas - November 1994
St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
$ 619.00



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HUMANSERVE International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) and we rely on the generous private donations we receive in order to carry out our relief and development projects overseas. To-date, HUMANSERVE has raised the following total in fundraising campaigns, general donations and zakaat:

$ 750,226.46

Since 1993, HUMANSERVE has run many projects in the Middle East with matching grants from Wild Rose for projects which meet their funding criteria.  We sincerely appreciate the foundation's support over the years and their commitment to emergency relief and sustainable development in Lebanon and Palestine.

In 1998, HUMANSERVE was successful in obtaining Project Funding Status from the NGO Project Facility at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  Over the years, your dollar has not only matched on-to-one by Wild Rose, it has been matched twice again by CIDA in projects that met their funding criteria.  Thanks go to the support and guidance of our Programme Managers at CIDA and to the NGO Project Facility. See Past Projects for a summary of matching grants that have been granted to HUMANSERVE for our work overseas.

Over the years, HUMANSERVE has received many unsolicited donations from our supporters. These are donations that were not tied to any specific fundraising campaign. We have been able to use these general donations in a variety of ways: general operations of the society, travel overseas to monitor existing projects and seek out new partners and initiatives, etc. Most importantly, we have used the vast majority of these general donations to fund projects overseas. Since 1999, HUMANSERVE has raised the following amount in general donations:

$ 32,180.50

If you would like to make a general donation, please send us an email.

During the month of Ramadan, HUMANSERVE accepts zakaat donations which we send overseas to Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, the West bank and Gaza. Since 1999, HUMANSERVE has raised the following amount in zakaat:

$ 16,743.00

If you would like to donate your zakaat to HUMANSERVE, please see the information under "Make a Donation".

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