What does your gift mean to us?

As givers, we sometimes feel that smaller gifts won't have much of a difference. On the contrary, all gifts have a meaningful impact. To give you an idea of what your gift can mean to us, here are some examples from Story Avenue, our series of writing workshops for grades 5-7 students from local inner city schools:

$10:  the price of a chapter book for a Story Avenue student
$20:  the price of a picture book for a Story Avenue student
$50:  the cost of the art supplies for the illustration workshops
$75:  the cost of the instructor supplies for the writing workshops
$125: the busing fee for one participating Story Avenue school
$200: the accommodation cost for one out-of-town Story Avenue artist
$300: the roundtrip mileage expense for one Calgary artist
$400: the cost of the healthy snacks we provide to all Story Avenue students
$500: the fee for one Story Avenue artist

All amounts make a difference. When you are considering charitable donations, we hope you'll think of the Young Alberta Book Society. Here's how you can donate:

1. Send a cheque made out to the Young Alberta Book Society to 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB, T5M 3K6

2. Donate online through ATB Cares and have 15% of your donation matched at the beginning of each month- plus they cover our transaction fees! Enter Young Alberta Book Society into the search box and then select it from the drop down list.

3. Donate online through

4. Send us an email money transfer to (please call 780-422-8232 with the security password)

5. Stop by the office with cash. We can write you a receipt on the spot.

6. Include YABS in your estate plan with a future gift through a bequest, life insurance, or trust arrangement

7. Spread the word by telling your friends, family, and colleagues!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 780-422-8232 or


Become a sponsor, become a donor or give through the Marg Stephen Legacy Fund. For more information about these options please contact our office: 780.422.8232