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Olivia and Greg Yuel – Donor Story

Olivia and Greg Yuel were early supporters of the Lighthouse Up Capital Campaign after visiting the Lighthouse.  Olivia volunteered with the Radiothon, while Greg showed a keen interest in getting to know the sustainability of the programming and services.  Their donation of $25,000 to help with the expansion of the homeless shelter, programming space and renovation of the supported living suites continues their commitment to philanthropy in Saskatoon. Their kind words and thoughtful gift are truly appreciated by everyone here at the Lighthouse.

Greg & Olivia

While seeing the incredible work to the physical structure that the Lighthouse undertook in the past year we were equally amazed by the level of programming inside the facility for the residents.  We decided to donate because we were inspired by the treatment of the residents by the staff.  Residents are treated with respect, and likely treated better than they have ever been treated in their lives, by anyone.  The Lighthouse organization gives residents a sense that their lives could be better than what they may have imagined for themselves.  The services within the lighthouse seek to enable residents to attain a better life than the one available to them prior to coming to the Lighthouse.  And that is awesome.

-Olivia and Greg Yuel

Thank you to Olivia and Greg! If you would like to make a donation call DeeAnn at 306-653-0538 or donate online here.

Donor Stories – John and Leslie Courtney

Thank you to Leslie & John Courtney for their $25,000 gift towards the Lighthouse Up Capital Campaign
Leslie Courtney not only signed up to be the Co-Chair of the Lighthouse Capital Campaign but has also made a sizeable donation towards the renovation of suites and expansion of services at the Lighthouse. Leslie shared with us why she decided to get involved:
John and I are happy to be able to help the Lighthouse.  When we toured the Lighthouse, and saw all the great things being done; with the overnight shelter, the assisted living tower, and the affordable living tower, we realized that there are a lot of people who really don’t have the same support and outlook that we have.  We saw that people were coming in from the streets and being helped.  They are being helped by a caring community of people at the Lighthouse.  I love seeing people progress from the homeless and helpless point, on to where they have a bed, or a whole room and can begin to have hope!  Once they have hope and stability and support in their lives, there is so much they can accomplish!  We believe that the Lighthouse does such great work; that we wanted to make a donation, as well as give our time.
I hope more people see what the Lighthouse is accomplishing with the variety of needs they service, and that they are compelled to give their money to help too!
–Leslie Courtney


Thank you so much Leslie and John. Your spirit of generosity is truly special and helps those who are vulnerable and in need in Saskatoon find a place to call home.


If you would like to make a donation towards the Lighthouse Capital Campaign, click here.