CFN – The Snowsuit Fund is kicking of its 2011 campaign with its annual Auction & “Just Desserts” Fundraiser Nov 4th at the Best Western Conference Centre. Giving children the right clothing to enjoy the winter makes a big difference in their lives. There may not be a drop of snow on the ground, but there’s no doubt that winter is on its way and the cold weather is here to stay.
“We want to make sure winter and snowsuits are top of mind,” says Alyssa Blais, Executive Director of the Agapè Centre. “Cornwall has a long and brutal winter, and being cold in the city is not a pleasant thing. I think it really resonates with people. The Snowsuit Fund is really grassroots and our donors are very generous.”
“A lot of people can’t afford snowsuits,” says a client at the Agapè Centre, whose daughter, received the first snowsuit of the season last week. “They’re pretty expensive and it’s very important that every child have a snowsuit.”
If you are able to donate, here’s how you can help:
1. Purchase a snowsuit and donate it to the Agapè Centre during regular business hours.
2. Make a cash donation to the Agapè Centre to purchase a snowsuit or snowsuits
This year, in the spirit of winter, donate a snowsuit to help those in need!
About the Agapè Centre
The Agapè Centre is a not-for profit organization, supported by the community to ensure that no family goes hungry, cold or without any of the basic necessities of life. Over the last decade, food bank use at the Agapè Centre has risen and this year, the Agapè Centre has experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals requiring help. The Agapè Centre has been providing food, clothing and furniture to more than 1,100 people each month for the better part of the decade.
The Agapè Centre is holding its annual Auction & “Just Desserts” Fundraiser Friday, November 4th at the Best Western. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the auction begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the Agapè Centre.